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Botanical Art & Illustration Pen Workshop

Botanical Workshop

July 30 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop is FULL.*
*Contact us at 802.359.5000 x245 or sstrew@vinsweb.org to be added to a waitlist. 

VINS Nature Center
2:00pm to 4:00pm
General Public: $50; VINS Members: $45

Summer in Vermont is lush and green as plants and trees are in full leaf. Do you want to learn how to document the plants that you see around you? In this illustration workshop, hosted by VINS, students will learn basic pen skills and will spend time composing a drawing of native plant specimens. Instructor Lara Call Gastinger will demonstrate helpful pen techniques and will also show how to create and maintain a perpetual nature journal with these skills.

Suggested Materials:
HB pencil
Micron pen size 01 or 005
Portable desk light (Lustrat or Ott are good brands)
Paper will be provided

Instructor Bio:
Lara Call Gastinger is a botanical artist and illustrator in Charlottesville, Virginia.  She was the chief illustrator for the Flora of Virginia Project after she received her master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Plant Ecology. She has been awarded two gold medals (2018, 2007) at the Royal Horticultural Society garden show in London and her work has been in numerous ASBA exhibits and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.

Learn more about Lara Call Gastinger at www.laracallgastinger.com.

For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 x245 or sstrew@vinsweb.org.

Photo credit: Lara Call Gastinger