DATE: November 9, 2019

TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

(Two sessions: 10 am – noon & 1 – 3 pm)

This event has been cancelled. If you registered, please call the MAGC office for a refund, 415-455-5260.

From Garden, Orchard or Harvest to Frame

Learn the basics of colored pencil as a medium for drawing botanical art. Choose a specimen from a garden, orchard or harvest and using the tools (divider, graphite, kneaded eraser, colored pencils) of a botanical artist, create a beautiful depiction of your specimen!

A brief history of botanical art and colored pencils will also be shared.


Supplies needed (will be provided/loaned for $5 fee):

Divider, kneaded eraser, white click eraser, artist quality colored pencils, ’F’ or ‘HB’ graphite pencil, Strathmore Bristol 300 Series smooth paper

Specimens will be provided. Students will go home with their specimen and drawing



“My earliest memories of my childhood home in South Dakota were the flowers…lilacs over my sandbox, tulips in a neighbors yard and lily of the valley along the driveway of another neighbor.” That memory began my passion for all flowers, which later (as an adult) developed into Botanical Art.

Dorothy is a long-time teacher of elementary through community college students in a variety of subjects. She earned her Botanical Art Certificate from Filoli in 2014. She has taught colored pencil Botanical Art for youth on the SF Peninsula as well as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas and is also currently adult colored pencil Botanical Art through the Atherton Arts Foundation.

It is Dorothy’s hope that teaching Botanical Art will develop a sense of responsibility to keep our environment healthy for all living flora and fauna.