Thu, Apr 27|
Ethnobotany and Botanical Illustration with Skye Young
Explore the cultural and ecological importance of plants with an introduction to botanical illustration.
Apr 27, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
“Never take the first plant you find, as it might be the last—and you want that first one to speak well of you to the others of her kind.” -Robin Wall Kimmerer in Braiding Sweetgrass
How do we connect to the place where we are? This workshop explores the cultural and ecological importance of plants, and acts as an introduction to botanical illustration. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in plants or illustration, or simply cultivating a more connected and creative relationship to the natural world.
- A sketchbook or sheets of drawing paper (recommended 8x10 or larger)
- A journal (can also use your sketchbook if you don’t mind writing practices in your sketchbook)
- Your favorite writing implement
- A set of pencils
- A kneaded eraser
- Micron fineliner pens and/or ink and dip/calligraphy pen
- A plant/botanical material (can also gather during class, if available for you!)
- A tool to do a little research (iPad, computer, phone etc)
About Skye Young
Skye Young (she/her) of The Curious Hound is an illustrator and educator with an MA in Scientific Illustration and working on an MA in Biology & Conservation. Through The Curious Hound, she aims to provide engaging and accessible natural science educational material and workshops. She lives with her husband Zach, hound dog Possum, and their cat, Poe in Denver, Colorado. Her artwork is an exploration of the inextricable connection humans have with the natural world around us, through life and death, and a celebration of beauty and inquiry.
**These classes are intended to be live and interactive. If you can't make the class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full refund, please cancel at least 48 hours in advance.
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Single ticket$35.00+$0.88 service fee