ASTORIA — The Barbey Maritime Center, part of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, is offering classes in making botanical art and half-hull models in October.
“Fall Botanical Drawing & Painting” will be taught by artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays (Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26).
Capture the magic of the fall in a botanical illustration, combining color pencils and watercolor pencils. Draw fall fruit, mushrooms, fall leaves, seed pods, branches with lichen and anything else you discover in nature. Develop basic drawing and observational skills through fun and engaging exercises. Learn how to incorporate line, value, shape, texture and color to create a botanical illustration.
Please bring fall fruit of your choice to the first class, H or F pencil, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, sketchbook and set of colored pencils. Other materials will be provided.
The cost is $40 for museum members, $65 for nonmembers.
Instructor Steve Kessler will teach a class on creating a half-hull model 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.
Learn how to create a beautiful half-hull model and how to use half-hull models for exploring the shape of a boat and making a table of offsets that can be used to build a full-scale boat from the model.
Tools will be provided, but if students bring their own, the suggested kit includes tri-square, scale rule, dividers, hammer, half-round rasp, flat or four-in-one file, chisels and gouges, spokeshave, tape measure, No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, utility knife and sharpening stone.
The cost is $50 for museum members, $75 for nonmembers.