Botanical Drawing 1

When May 02, 2019, 9:00 AM - May 02, 2019, 12:00 PM
Where McMillan Greenhouse, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Speaker(s) Amy Tipton, assistant director, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Registration Details & Deadlines Register here.
Cost $45.00
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details

UNC Charlotte provides five free parking spaces adjacent to the McMillan Greenhouse for gardens, greenhouse visitors. These spaces are in Lot 16A. You may park in one of these spaces Monday – Friday by signing the sign in sheet inside McMillan Greenhouse, and noting your license plate number.

If the visitor spaces are full on weekdays, additional visitor parking is located East Deck 1 and the Union Deck. Find these decks on the campus parking map. Both decks are a six-minute walk from the McMillan Greenhouse with parking fees of $5 for the first hour and $2 each additional hour.

See visitor parking.

Plants offer an unending supply of interesting shapes, textures and details for artists to discover and translate to the page. Botanists and artists alike must develop skills of seeing plants deeply.

Amy will help introduce participants to critical exploration of plant forms. An understanding of basic plant parts and floral arrangement will be discussed briefly to assure accurate representations of the selected subject specimen(s).

Once the participants choose a plant/flower to draw, they will learn how to select an interesting composition, capture the subject's proportions, create a line drawing, and complete their plant portrait with a range of values created through an exploration of different types of mark.