Vera will be teaching Plants in Pen & Ink at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN on September 29 – November 17, 2009 (8 weeks). Class meets on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
Pen and ink has long been a favored medium for scientific illustration because of its clarity and ease of reproduction. For the field naturalist, pen and ink is easy to carry and creates an smudge-resistant image. Explore both traditional and modern forms of pen and ink. Finesse your line, stipple, brush and scratchboard techniques to describe plant forms clearly, sensitively and accurately.
Botanical Drawing I or equivalent experience (contact instructor about a prerequisite waiver)
Cost: $175 for 8 wks
To register, or for a full listing of the many drawing and painting classes offered, go to Como Zoo Conservatory or call 651-487-8270.
About Vera Ming Wong:
Vera Ming Wong has illustrated numerous books and magazine articles, working in pen & ink, brush & ink, watercolor and cut-paper. As a botanical illustrator and illustrator of animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, Vera particularly enjoys drawing from life. Her drawings of trees (from life) appear in Welby Smith’s most recent book Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota. Vera has taught botanical and zoological drawing at Como Zoo and Conservatory for many years, and has gained recognition among naturalists and teachers through her workshops on using drawing as a medium for learning biology and other natural sciences, and math. She is founder and coordinator of Project Art for Nature.
This class has also been posted to Classes Near You > Minnesota.