Beginning Botanical Drawing with Andrea Woods, March 18-April 15

Beginning Botanical Drawing with Andrea Woods, March 18-April 15



All those petals and leaves! Learn to draw plants with just 4 basic shapes. We will cover basic shapes, develop a process of working and techniques in the medium of graphite.
This is a beginning botanical drawing class. No prior experience necessary. We will learn basic shapes to simplify the complexities of plants, breaking down larger shapes into greater detail, and learning perspective. Techniques will include using graphite pencils for line drawing, shading and modeling for a 3-dimensional effect, erasers as tools, paper choices and composition.


  • 80 LB Drawing pad

  • 11” x 14” Kneaded Eraser, Pentel Click Eraser, General’s Factis BM-2 Mechanical Eraser, or Tombow Mono Zero Refillable Eraser

  • Round Pencils: 2H, HB, 2B

  • Staedtler brand Tracing paper 9” x 12” or 11” x 14”.

  • Canson-Calque or Bee Paper-Bleed Proof 6-12” See Through Ruler

  • (clear) Divider

SUPPLIES FEE: $5, cash or check payable to Andrea Woods on the first day of class.


Andrea has been working in watercolor since 2004 when she started on the Botanical Art Certificate Program at the FILOLI Gardens in Woodside, CA. She has taught botanical art in drawing, watercolor and colored pencil and has exhibited broadly in the USA. Her work was selected for inclusion in the Alcatraz Florilegium of the restored gardens on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay, California. Andrea now lives in the Pacific NW. She is enjoying exploring this vast area and painting the plants and landscapes of the region. UC Davis Beaux Arts, Bordeaux, France Botanical Certificate from FILOLI Gardens, CA American Society of Botanical Artists, Member Pacific NW Botanical Artists, Member Teaching Community Center Peninsula College. CLICK HERE FOR ANDREA’S WEBSITE

NOTE: Olympic Art & Office & Quimper Mercantile offers 10% discount for PTSA students.

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