Do you like to draw?  Do you like butterflies? 

Why not combine the two and sign up for “Drawing Butterflies: Real and Imagined” with local artist and illustrator, Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

This workshop, sponsored by the Friends of the Seaside Library, takes place at 1:00 p.m on Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Celebrate spring by drawing butterflies with colored pencils at the library!

Explore basic butterfly anatomy and learn methods of color mixing/blending to create a fun and original drawing of a butterfly. 

Instruction also includes techniques to proportionally enlarge drawings and the use of bilateral symmetry to illustrate this species.

Butterflies are important pollinators for our ecosystem and they depend on native plants for survival.  They feed and lay eggs only on certain types of plants.  Monarch butterflies depend on milkweed, Fender’s blue rely on lupin, and Silverspot butterflies gravitate towards native violets.

Last year, the North Coast Land Conservancy planted over 10,000 native violets to re-establish the local population of Silverspots.

Specimens of Silverspot, Monarch, and Oregon Swallowtail butterflies will be avaiable for inspection.

Participants may also bring a favorite butterfly photo or book for personal reference.

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 children’s book, “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.” Ms. Haber-Lehigh is currently at work on books about native berries and wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. 

She is also a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists and the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

The course is free, however, registration is required.  Sign up at the library or call 503-738-6742 to reserve a seat. 

All materials will be provided. 




Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 1:00pm