Do you like to draw?  Do you marvel at the beauty of Nature?  Why not combine the two and enroll in “Old-World Botanical Drawing” with Dorota Haber-Lehigh?

This workshop, sponsored by the Friends of the Seaside Library, takes place at 1:00 p.m on Saturday, September 28th, 2018. 

Local artist and illustrator, Dorota Haber-Lehigh, will introduce the fascinating realm of old-world botanical illustration.

At this workshop, participants will create a miniature botanical drawing using colored pencils on walnut, ink-stained paper.

Each unique paper provides the antiqued look of old-world documents or ancient apothecarial manuscripts. Dorota created this surface to be reminiscent of calfskin vellum, the original canvas of botanical paintings.

Learn how light and shadow affects illustration. Shade and texture applications will also be employed to make illustrations resemble the antiqued look of old-world documents.

The class will draw from observation and everyone is encouraged to bring a fall leaf, a small seed pod or a small decorative gourd.

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, all materials will be provided.  However, registration is required.  Sign up at the library or call 503-738-6742 to reserve a seat.  




Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 1:00pm