Cones & Conifers in Graphite
Botanical Drawing with Helen Byers
December 12 & 13, 2015, 10 AM – 4 PM
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
1245 Bald Hill Road, Albany, NH
Tin Mountain Member $115, Nonmember $130
Treat yourself to a two-day workshop at Tin Mountain—just off the scenic Kangamangus Highway in the White Mountains—honing your drawing skills as you study the forms and features of cones and conifers. Through demonstrations and indivdualized instruction, Helen will guide you in techniques using graphite to achieve a fll range of textures and values. Draw studies of assorted cones, bark, and foliage, or work up a portrait of a single subject in all its glory. (Coulter pine, anyone?) An inspiring array of specimens from near and far will be provided. All levels welcome; some drawing experience helpful. A supplies list will be sent to registrants.
Tin Mountain offers a beautiful timber-framed nature center (where we will work), a library, a kitchen, and nature trails. There are abundant accommodations nearby (please request a list).
TO REGISTER (by 12/7): Email email@example.com OR call 603.447.6991
HELEN BYERS is an artist and educator who is active in several genres, including botanical drawing and painting, natural history illustration, field sketching, and plein-air landscape painting. She teaches botanical drawing and painting regularly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Massachusetts and annually at Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in New Mexico. Her affiliations include the American Society of Botanical Artists, the New England Society of Botanical Artists, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and Concord Art of Massachusetts.
Visit helenbyers.com to see galleries of Helen’s work and slideshows from her courses.