Micrographia Intensive

August 11, 2014 to August 15, 2014 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes Member:235 | Non-Member:250 | Materials Fee: 35 Enrollment Max: 12

The master of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of plants and anatomy haunt our imaginations to this day. Do you want to learn to draw in a detailed and incredible way? This camp will explore drawing techniques like stippling and crosshatching that were used to render a variety of subjects. We will utilize magnifying glasses to better understand and view complex natural structures. We will build skills in drawing from life including proportional measurement. By using ink and pencil to build detailed patterns and textures found in nature, you will learn skill sets that can be applied to many other artistic disciplines. Come take an artistic journey that will leave you with a new way of looking at this complex and beautiful world we live in. We will focus on creating three drawings during the week: one botanical (plant), one fauna (an animal or bird), and one geological (from the earth; fossil or mineral) specimen. *Students are encouraged to bring objects that they may have in their own collections that they are interested in drawing.