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Drawing from Nature Class: Flowers and their Pollinators


July 8, 2023 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drawing from Nature Class 2: Flowers and their Pollinators
A Biological Illustration Workshop
Saturday, July 8 / 9 AM – 12 PM
$50 General Public, $45 VINS Member

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In this Drawing from Nature class, the focus will be on flowers and their pollinators. A short introduction will demonstrate the importance of pollinators in our daily lives from our favorite beverages and foods, to their impact on the integrity of our forests and the proliferation of flowers. Participants will go outside and explore some pollinating systems, take photos and find inspiration. Once back inside, the focus will be on images that bring joy and illuminating them in sketchbooks.

Learn tips and tricks for drawing as well as for creating vivid pages that depict personal natural history experiences. Drawing/sketching experience not necessary, all skill levels welcome.

Other Drawing from Nature Class dates:
August 19 – Explore the Forest (plants and trees)
September 16 – Birds and Feathers
October 21 – Skulls and Bones

Suggested Materials:

  • A multi-media sketchbook (appropriate for watercolor, pen & ink, or graphite)
  • Drawing/watercolor supplies
  • Water bottle
  • Device for taking photographs
  • HB pencil or mechanical pencil
  • An eraser
  • Micron pen size 01 or 005
  • Portable desk light, if desired (Lustrat or Ott are good brands)

Instructor Bios:

Cynthia Moulton – Cynthia finds that observing and recording in a field journal enhances our engagement with the natural world. Teaching courses in ecology, animal diversity and biological illustration at Castleton University for the last 25 years has allowed her and her students to explore science through pen and ink, graphite and colored pencil.

Lois Moulton – Lois has been passionate about science illustration for years, creating numerous personal nature journals from her travels and time outdoors. As an educator at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts, she has been incorporating art as a tool for observation into her science classes since 1995. Lois specializes in watercolor and pen & ink.

For more information contact us at info@vinsweb.org or 802.359.5000.