Thursday, 8 January 2015

History of Botanical Illustration with Tania Marien

On January 29th, cultural and heritage educator, Tania Marien, will lead a class on botanical illustration at the Fullerton Arboretum.

The four-hour course, titled “History of Botanical Illustration,” will focus on how to create personalized sketchbooks of arboretum plants. Excitingly, class participants will get the chance to explore the garden and do some sketching. After which, they will then have the opportunity to turn their sketches into print-block carvings.
Pre-registration for this workshop is encouraged and participants must bring a mixed media sketchbook at least 9 by 12 inches. No previous sketching or botany experience is apparently necessary however.
“This is a fun, educational activity that is related to plants,” Marien said. “The goal is for the artist to explore and become familiar with unfamiliar plants.”

Marien, a member of the National Association for Interpretation, is founding editor of “The Southern California Botanical Artist.” She has presented at conferences like the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists.

When: January 29th from noon to 4pm
Where: Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road
Cost: $40
Information: 657-278-3407 and

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