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Barbey Maritime Center offers drum making, botanical drawing classes

Published on April 20, 2017 5:09PM


ASTORIA — A class on making traditional-style Northwest coast drums with an authentic regional design will be held at the Barbey Maritime Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

The beginner classes, taught by instructor Jim Bergeron, cost $65 for members of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, $80 for non-members. All tools will be provided.

The minimum class size is 4, the maximum is 8. To register, call 503-325-2323.


Spring botanical drawing


A class on botanical drawing will be held at the Barbey Maritime Center from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, and at the same time Thursday, May 4; Thursday, May 11; and Thursday, May 18.

With instructor Darota Haber-Lehigh, students will learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing — including how to incorporate color pencils with other media (pen and ink and watercolor pencils) — learn about native plants of the Pacific Northwest region, and develop basic drawing and observational skills through fun, engaging exercises.

In addition, students will explore the difference between scientific illustration and botanical drawing, and will leave the class with a better appreciation of native plants. Haber-Lehigh will emphasize drawing by observation.

The class is $40 for members of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, $65 for non-members. Call 503-325-2323 to register.



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