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Learn old-world botanical drawing at Seaside library

Dorota Haber-Lehigh teaches free class Oct. 28

Published on October 19, 2017 12:01AM

A botanical drawing

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A botanical drawing

SEASIDE — Channel your inner Rembrandt at the Seaside Public Library’s Old World Botanical Drawing Class with local artist and illustrator Dorota Haber-Lehigh. The workshop takes place 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and is sponsored by The Friends of the Seaside Library.

Sign-up is required; do so at the circulation desk or by phone. The class is free, and all materials will be provided.

Haber-Lehigh will venture into the realm of old-world drawing. Participants will learn how to create a miniature botanical drawing using colored pencils on walnut ink-stained paper, which will create the antiqued look of old-world documents.

The class will draw from observation. Everyone is encouraged to bring a small rose hip, acorn, maple samsara or small seed pod. Haber-Lehigh will focus on simple colored pencil techniques for blending and layering colors, and how to achieve form when balancing light and dark tones.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific University, with a focus on printmaking and art history. She designed, illustrated and published the coloring books “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest,” “Native Berries of the Pacific Northwest,” and “Creatures of Haystack Rock.”

The Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway St. For more information, call 503-738-6742 or visit us at seasidelibrary.org.


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