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Nature Sketching & Journaling

with Elaine Hultgren

October 28–29, 2017

Class meets 10am–5pm on the first day, 9am–4pm on subsequent days
with a one hour lunch.

($25.00 Materials fee is due at the beginning of the first class. This covers the complete journalling kit and handbook of techniques)



In her signature "Nature Sketching & Journaling" class, Elaine, an award winning storyboard and botanical artist, will demonstrate a variety of drawing and annotation techniques. Step-by-step instruction will guide you from the first stroke to a finished sketch. A portfolio of information and exercises and a field kit of tools including graphite and watercolor pencils will be explored within a 4"x6" sketchbook all included in the class fee. An artist's sketchbook becomes an encyclopedia of creative thought and images. Priceless!

Elaine Hultgren is a certified botanical artist and illustrator and is an instructor at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona and has several years of experience teaching nature sketching and journaling as well as botanical drawing and watercolor.

Elaine's watercolors and scientific illustrations have been on exhibit in galleries and museums and have received numerous awards. Nature sketching and journaling has been an effective artistic way to record observations on everything from world expeditions to backyard gardens, from the grand canyon to river pebbles, from the stars above to the dragonfly below. In this class you will be introduced to a variety of sketchbook styles and specialties.

Warning! Keeping a nature sketchbook/journal may lead to uncontrollable urges to spend more time out of doors and explore new and beautiful surroundings beyond your home, neighborhood or state.

Tuition: $275
($25.00 Materials fee is due at the beginning of the first class. This covers the complete journalling kit and handbook of techniques)
October 28–29, 2017

Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Class meets 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on the first day, 9a.m.–4 p.m. on subsequent days with a one hour lunch. class.

About Elaine Hultgren

Elaine is a four year graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in painting and a minor in printmaking and is a multi-talented artist. Her graphic design work and illustrations both commercial and scientific have been published in books, magazines and newsprint and her paintings and drawings have been included in several juried shows and private collections.

Elaine is also an Emmy award winning animation artist for her work on the animated series, “The Tick” and has worked in the television, film, and computer gaming industry for over 25 years as a layout, storyboard and concept artist.

Upon moving to Phoenix in 2001 to work on “Horizon’s Empire of Istaria” as the lead concept artist, she enrolled in the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden’s Botanical art and Illustration program in 2005 and received certification in 2010. Elaine started teaching botanical drawing, watercolor, silverpoint, vellum painting, and Sonoran snake, lizard and beetle art in 2007. The Nature Sketching & Journaling class has become her signature workshop and she has taken this class “On the Road” to The Toledo Botanical Garden, Toledo, Ohio; Side- Cut Metro Park, Maumee, OH; Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City and in April 2014, The Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ and in August, The Grand Canyon Field Institute, Grand Canyon Natl. Park, AZ.







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