Where better to learn botanical illustration than one of Portland’s beautiful rose gardens? Peninsula Park is home to many varieties of rose, as well as all sorts of other interesting plants and flowers. In this beginner-level workshop, we’ll each choose a subject in the park, sketch it where it grows, and then ink our sketches while adding texture and dimension to create a detailed black-and-white illustration.
Bring a sketchbook or notebook, a pencil, and a water bottle with you - I’ll provide inking supplies for student use. Students are also welcome to bring a snack if needed. This class is suitable for total beginners - no experience necessary.
All ages are welcome, but children under 13 must have a parent onsite for the duration of the workshop.
• Please note: Peninsula Park has some traditional seating, but it’s first-come first-serve and we may wind up seated on the ground if the park is very busy. I’ll bring a large picnic blanket that can accommodate us, but if sitting at ground-level is a physical challenge for you please consider bringing a folding chair just in case.
• Accessibility: this class involves some movement through the park, but it will be self-paced and at each student’s own comfort level. We’ll separate out to choose our subjects and then reconvene to ink our sketches, so each student can choose a location and an activity level that works for them. If you have any questions at all about accommodations, please don’t hesitate to send me a message - it’s my intention to make this class available to anybody interested, and I’ll be glad to help figure out how to meet your needs.