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Nature Drawing in the Gardens  

This plein air drawing course is appropriate for both beginner and experienced artists. In four sessions, we will complete a series of drawings based on observation. We will work with the varied flora of the New York Botanical Garden, and draw the imagery using different techniques and materials introduced in the class. You will learn to render organic forms, using expressive line, negative space, and value as we draw natural forms. You'll gain confidence and understanding about how to approach drawing, so you'll be pleased with your progress and resulting work. By understanding HOW to look, you will demystify the process and break the obstacles which prevent you from drawing well. Both new and repeat students are welcome!
NOTE: Please wear appropriate walking shoes, and bring a hat and water. We will move through varied locations depending on the light and weather.


  • Nature Drawing in the Gardens

  • Dates: 5/6/2020 - 5/27/2020

    Day of the Week: W
    Number of Sessions: 4
    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Fee: $100.00
    Instructor: Sylvia Vigliani
    Building: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
    Address: 2900 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10458
     Show Description

    Supply List:
    11' x 14' drawing pad
    HB and 2B pencils and pencil sharpener; sketch and wash pencil; pastel pencils for color work
    Plastic eraser and eraser pencil
    Small covered container for water; rag or paper towels.

    Meeting place will be emailed before the first class; admission for the outdoor gardens is free on Wednesdays; sessions will be rescheduled in the event of rain.