Botanical Art: Introduction to Graphite – POSTPONED

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Botanical Art: Introduction to Graphite – POSTPONED

03/27/2020 @ 10:00am – 4:00pm
$290 (members receive 20% off, sign-in for discount)
Botanical Art: Introduction to Graphite - POSTPONED

MULTI-DAY CLASS: Friday, Saturday, March 27, 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday, March 29, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Formerly called ‘Graphite I’

Achieve precise details and smooth continuous tone in graphite. Emphasis will be on rendering texture and form through control of tonal values. Explore light on form and how to bring your botanical illustrations and sketches to life with simple techniques. Enhance observational skills and rendering and learn to see the world through a naturalist’s eye. Practice using lead holders and experiment with different paper surfaces. A series of exercises will lead to accurate and lovely small drawings of botanical subjects.

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 Sean Vidal Edgerton.