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Upcoming classes at Lauritzen Gardens

Updated: Sep 12, 2023



Hello, everyone! Just a reminder that we have one more class open in September- the Drawing Fruit class on the 20th and 21st. This will be a fun one to get ready for fall! Come and learn about what makes something a fruit and draw lots of fun things. We'll use colored pencils for lively color in our drawings, and as always, it's beginner friendly. I have some great examples in my garden right now that I plan to bring along!


On to October and November. We have fun classes planned for those months, too.


* October 4 & 5: Drawing Flowers. This is a class that I teach on a regular basis, but we use different flowers for each class. Students who take this class tell me that it is very relaxing to look at the flowers so deeply. We'll draw the flowers and try to match the colors we see with colored pencils, too (it's beginner friendly!). The book by Dr. Dick Rauh, The Science Behind Flowers, is optional. Drawings from each class can be put together in a sketchbook that becomes a colorful record of your experiences in botanical art over time. We'll provide all the materials for you!


* October 18 & 19: Drawing ferns. More than just greenery for a bouquet, ferns have a beauty of their own that inspired a Victorian era obsession. Learn what makes ferns so special, and techniques to make drawing these intricate forms easier. We'll use colored pencils in this class- see the photo above.


* November 7 & 8: Fall Journals. This class is an outgrowth of my May "Keeping an Illustrated Garden Journal" class. We will focus on FALL in this class (I am so excited; this is my favorite season!). Come learn to make a mini journal book out of one piece of paper. This can be bound or glued into a larger sketchbook, or you can make a cover like the one I will show you and enjoy it on its own. We'll play with collage, leaf printing, and splash some paint around, while also including personal favorite things about the season. Bring your favorite inspirational quotes, too! We'll provide all the drawing and painting materials for you.


* November 14 & 15: Drawing Flowers. Just like October's class, but with different seasonal flowers. Students who take this class tell me that it is very relaxing to look at the flowers so deeply. We'll draw the flowers and try to match the colors we see with colored pencils, too (it's beginner friendly!). The book by Dr. Dick Rauh, The Science Behind Flowers, is optional. Drawings from each class can be put together in a sketchbook that becomes a colorful record of your experiences in botanical art over time. We'll provide all the materials for you!


Here is the link to the Garden's website to sign up:


No classes in December or January. We'll start drawing again in February.


Thank you, everyone! I hope to see you in one of these classes.

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