Botanical Illustration Part 2 
With Clair Gaston 
This class is for those who have taken Botanical Illustration or have experience drawing in realism. We will focus on more complex subjects and compositions. I will show my process step by step; including developing an idea, preliminary drawing and transferring, layering color, and completing a work. Looking to the work of contemporary botanical artists for inspiration, students will create their own drawings, with individual instruction and group feedback. Class size will be small, perfect for rendering challenging subjects with lots of support. All sessions will be recorded and available to watch/rewatch at your convenience. 
Dates: Wednesdays, August 17, 24, September 7, 14, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
On Zoom

Payment is accepted through Venmo @clairgastonfineart. Contact me if you’d like to arrange a different method of payment. 
Almost any botanical subject will work. I will be focusing on more complex specimens, or larger compositions. Here are some examples: Pineapples, pine cones, seed pods (like magnolia), complex flowers (like roses or sunflowers), branches, larger sections of plants. Cactus, succulents, houseplants. Combinations of many specimens, groupings, arrangements. Enlarged subjects on larger format paper. Often it is best to have an actual specimen, in order to control the lighting, and/or take your own photos. 
If you have questions about a subject, email me at 
Graphite drawing pencils - 2H, B, 2B, 4B (or any #2 pencil) 
Color Pencils 
Colorless Blender (pencil type or solvent type) 
White plastic Eraser 
Drawing paper 
Bristol board, or watercolor paper (hot press), or Stonehenge paper 
**Optional: Mono Zero eraser, transfer paper (I prefer Saral graphite), tape, watercolor pencils and small round brush, watercolor paints and brushes, container for water, lightbox, embossing tool, masking fluid