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Intermediate Expressive Colored Pencil - Virtual

with Dorota Haber-Lehigh, Professional Artist

Dates: Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2023

Time: 1:15 PM-4:45 PM ET
Location: Virtual

Fee: $210 ($189 Members)


Supplies are not included. Click here to view the supply list.


This course makes use of the techniques and information covered in the Beginning Colored Pencil class. Students will continue developing skills in drawing in colored pencils with attention to form, texture and detail. Using live botanical specimens, students will apply their drawing skills to create botanical portraits of seasonal plants such as twigs, leaves, petals, flowers, pods, and fruit. We will develop personal and expressive aesthetic while maintaining scientific accuracy.


Prerequisites: Beginning Colored Pencil


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: 5

Registration open through 2/3/2023 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

Intermediate Colored Pencil: Credits - 1
Botanical Art & Illustration Elective Course Old: 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.