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May classes at Lauritzen Gardens

Updated: Apr 28, 2023




I will be teaching botanical drawing at Lauritzen Gardens again this May. Join us for relaxing classes using beautiful floral material as models. All classes are beginner-friendly, but also appropriate for those with some drawing experience who would like to draw plants and flowers and learn interesting things about them. I have a master's degree in horticulture and can't help but bring my enthusiasm about plants into the classes! Sign up on Lauritzen's website.


  • Drawing Flowers: This is a repeating class with different beautiful flowers to draw each time. We'll draw the flowers and learn more about their floral families. Drawings from each class can be put together into a sketchbook that becomes a colorful record of different plant families. Feel free to jump in in May or June or anytime it's scheduled, as we use different plants each time. We use Dr. Rauh's book, The Science Behind Flowers, as an optional text. May 10 & 11.


  • Drawing Stems, Sprouts, & New Growth: A perfect class for spring! Capture the wonder of new growth in your sketchbook! We will explore techniques for drawing and shading stems and delicate new growth. Work in graphite and colored pencil. May 17 & 18.


  • Keeping an Illustrated Garden Journal: This is a class I taught pre-pandemic, with new material added in. Learn how to keep a beautifully illustrated garden journal as a record of your garden or as an observation of the natural world around you. Enjoy slowing down, tuning in to the experience of the garden, and sketching to relax, while creating a record of the beauty around you. May 23 & 24.


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