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Botanical Sketchbook: Virtual

with Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Professional Artist

The registration period has closed for this event.

Dates: Saturdays, April 15, 22, 29, and May 13 (no class May 6)

Time: 1:15 PM-4:45 PM

Fee: $210 ($189 Members) 


Supplies are not included. A supply list will be distributed soon.


Take your sketchbook outdoors and reconnect with plants in their natural environment. In this course, students are encouraged to shed old habits and try new techniques as they travel to a variety of gardens and habitats. Through a combination of guided exercises and free experimentation, students discover new ways of seeing plants, new problem-solving skills, and a refreshing way of thinking about layout and color. Several media are used, from ballpoint pen to watercolor to pencil. No prerequisites.



Note: This class involves homework assignments. The amount of time students need to spend on homework varies and usually ranges from five to fifteen hours per week. 



Remaining Seats: 1

Registration open through 4/14/2023 2:00 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Dorota holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from Society of Botanical Artists in UK, degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. Dorota loves portraying garden and forest plants, medicinal and Pacific Northwest native plants, their ecology and interactions with insects or pollinators. Recently she has been an artist in residence at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Her recent commission was an installation of 25 illustrations of native plants of the Pacific Northwest at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Seaside, Oregon. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists and American Society of Botanical Artists. Dorota has self-published 5 coloring books including a coloring book for Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland Oregon, two ethnobotanical coloring books: Native Berries of the Pacific Northwest and ABC of Native Plants and have been commissioned 17 illustrations for an ethnobotanical coloring book of native flora and fauna for Seaside Mill Pond Natural History Park. Dorota exhibits and teaches drawing regionally. Her work has been featured in the International show Gifts from Japan at Portland Japanese Garden, Flora in US Parks, a juried show in Washington DC, Lan Su Chinese Garden and several shows features natives of Oregon: Wild Treasures, Oregon Native Plants at Oregon Society of Artists and In the Footsteps of David Douglas at Washington County Museum in Oregon.


Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration Credits

Botanical Art & Illustration Elective Course Old: Credits - 1
Botanical Art & Illustration Elective Course 2019-20 : Credits - 1
Botanical Sketchbook: Credits - 1


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This program will be offered online via Zoom.
A meeting link and password will be sent a few days before the program.