Botanical Art: Introduction to Colored Pencil

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Botanical Art: Introduction to Colored Pencil

02/13/2020 @ 10:00am – 4:00pm
$345 (members receive 20% off, sign-in for discount)
Botanical Art: Introduction to Colored Pencil

MULTI-DAY CLASS: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 13, 14 & 15, 10:00am – 4:00pm 

Formerly called ‘Colored Pencil I’

Learn colored pencil techniques for botanical art. Instruction covers different types of pencils and papers, color theory, hands-on learning of basic colored pencil techniques such as building-up color and blending, drawing, creating, and modifying greens, and using grisaille techniques for shading and forms. On day three, you’ll use a flower or seasonal fruit from the Filoli Garden to practice finishing techniques like burnishing and clean-up.

Students will need to bring materials to this class. CLICK HERE for Materials List

Prerequisite: ‘Introduction to Botanical Art’ or equivalent experience

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable. Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

This class takes place on the second floor of the historic House. Access to this class is by stairs only. For questions about accessibility, please contact the Education office by email at or by phone at 650-364-8300 x 263.


Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!

Image courtesy of Nina Antze