Drawing from Nature

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Drawing from Nature

This one-day workshop will introduce the world of trees to artists and non-artist alike.
After learning about the parts of a leaf and their positional relationships from Joe Blanton, Adult Programs Director, you will get a chance to identify some of the more common trees at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. After lunch on your own, the workshop resumes with Houston landscape artist, Steve Parker. He will demonstrate and discuss techniques used in rendering trees and leaves with charcoal and graphite. With an enhanced knowledge of the subject, participants will then get a chance to render their own impressions of trees and their leaves.

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructors: Steve Parker is a graduate of the Texas Academy of Art and has taught for over 20 years. He is a full time studio artist and has shown in galleries in Arizona and New Mexico as well as currently in Houston and San Antonio. His work is published in print and featured throughout the country. Steve’s work can also be seen in many exhibitions, as well as private and public collections. http://www.steveparkerart.com
Cost: $75 M / $115 NM
Class Size: 5 min. / 6 max.
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