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Drawing Botanical Springtime Beauty
Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library, Occidental Center for the Arts
Occidental, CA
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Is there anything as beautiful or ephemeral as springtime? Join artist, Paetra Tauchert, in the charming Ethnobotany Library to drop deeply into illustrating a piece of spring to keep all year. Using a combination of colored pencils and pan pastels, we will draw from a specimen of lush springtime beauty.

Saturday, April 20 - 10am-3pm

This class is part one of a three-part series. You may take the classes separately or purchase all three together to receive a discount (select "series" option on this page).

All classes take place at Botanical Dimensions' Ethnobotany Library, located in lovely downtown Occidental.

Series dates and class topics:  
Saturday, April 20- Drawing Botanical Springtime Beauty
Saturday, May 11-Drawing Sonoma County Wildflowers- (drawing-wildflowers-2019.bpt.me)
Saturday, June 15- Drawing the Summertime Garden- (summer-illustration-2019.bpt.me)

Classes are $80 each or $225 for the series. Price includes some materials (graphite pencils, erasers, sharpeners, drawing board, and paper) - see list below of what you will need to bring.

Note: If you don't already have the following materials, it is only necessary to purchase them once (can be used for the whole series). When you sign up for the class you will receive further details about where we recommend to purchase these items.

Either Faber-Castells or Prismacolors- when selecting the Faber-Castells, go by the number as they often change the names. Prismacolors use names not numbers.
Pencils average about $2.50 each

P: Tuscan Red/FC: 194 Red Violet
P: Lemon Yellow/FC: 108 Dark Cadmium Yellow
P: Yellow Ochre/FC: 184 Ochre
P: Indigo Blue/FC: 110 Azure Blue
P: Olive Green/FC: 167 Perm. Olive Green
P: Scarlet Lake/FC: 121 Pale Geranium Lake
P: Black Cherry/FC: 283 Burnt Sienna
Approx. $17.50

Yellow Ochre
Yellow Ochre Tint
Permanent Red
Chrome Oxide Green
they average about $6.50 each, approximately $26 total
Pan Pastel Soft Tool Starter Set

Total Supplies Cost: Approx. $52.50

*Cancellation policy: Full refunds can only be granted if attendee notifies Botanical Dimensions of withdrawal 10 business days in advance of the day of the class (or the first day of the series). If attendee gives less notice, we regret that no refund is possible. If Botanical Dimensions needs to cancel a class for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible (at least 1 day prior to the event) and you will receive a full refund.

Please contact us at info@botanicaldimensions.org with any questions.
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Thank you all for joining us for Drawing Botanical Springtime Beauty. We hope that you enjoyed this class with Paetra Tauchert. We are delighted if you are continuing with the full series. If you have not done so already, please become a member of the Ethnobotany Library, for $35/year or $60/year for two people in the same household. You can find the link for that under DONATE, on our website www.botanicaldimensions.org


Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library, Occidental Center for the Arts (View)
3830 Doris Murphy Court (Graton Rd & Bohemian Hwy)
Occidental, CA 95465
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Classes

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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