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Celebrate the beauty of winter by learning to draw trees! Join Mary Ellen for this online workshop to review the fundamentals of drawing with pencil and learn how to experiment with water-soluble graphite to create beautiful soft wash drawings. Drawing trees is one of the best ways for an artist to build an eye for proportion and detail. It also helps artists "see" their subject in 3-D in their minds and create more believable and livelier works.
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Mary Ellen Carsley is a scientific and botanical illustrator, as well as an art educator. A former practicing architect, she has illustrated eight books and numerous articles for national and international journals.
Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.
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