Capturing the Life of Plants

June 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$90 ($75 for PHA members). Space is limited. Please pre-register.

Edgeworthia illustration by Bobbi Angell

Observing, dissecting, and sketching plants leads to an enhanced ability to identify, understand, and appreciate them. Visiting instructor Bobbi Angell is a Vermont-based botanical illustrator, who works closely with scientists from institutions like
the NY Botanical Garden and Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. As an introduction to botanical art, participants in this one-day workshop will learn plant features and reproductive structures as they details, and botanical terminology will be explained. Participants will create a portrait that depicts a woody plant species in seasonal full flower at Polly Hill Arboretum, drawn as a pencil sketch that can be colored or inked in. We will look at herbarium specimens and other species for comparison to highlight the value of accurate observation. Bring pencils and erasers – all other materials will be provided.

All levels are welcome.


$90 ($75 for PHA members). Space is limited. Please pre-register.

Please register at least one week in advance, by calling 508-693-9426.