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Summer Botanical Drawing Workshop

  • Still Life Studio 82 Elm Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

This class has SOLD OUT. Please email us to be placed on a waiting list. We hope to do it again, so please let us know if there is interest! 


Join us for a summer day of botanical drawing from life! 

Artist Aidan Ackerman will lead us through the process of creating an original botanical drawing step by step using found natural materials as inspiration. We'll practice techniques of composition, line, shading, and color application. Each student will leave with at least one finished drawing. While botanical drawing leans toward realism and more detail, each student will be encouraged to bring their own style to their drawings with freedom to choose their level of detail. No previous drawing experience is required.

This class requires 5 students to run. Please sign up early to save your spot. 

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The workshop fee includes paper and a selection of studio supplies to use, however if you prefer specific materials please bring them!
Paper of your choice, we suggest smooth surface watercolor paper
Pencils of your choice
Erasers of your choice
Colored pencils
Watercolors and brushes (please bring if you have them!)
Found natural materials such as flowers (fresh or dried), leaves, weeds, feathers, bark, etc. 

Instructor Aidan Ackerman is Director of Digital Media & Landscape Architecture at Boston Architectural College. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. 

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