Discover the plants of the Mojave Desert this spring in a weekend workshop offered by UC Riverside Extension. Here is what’s new at Classes Near You > Southern California:
University of California, Riverside
Botanical Illustration of Desert Flora
March 18 – 20, 2016
The class begins at 8 PM on Friday and ends at 4 PM on Sunday.
Learn how to draw artistic and realistic flowering plants in a manner designed to understand the form, function, and identification of native plants. Exciting hands-on experiences both in the lab and in the field amid native flora habitats.
- Learn botanical illustration techniques in pencil, pen, and watercolor.
- Focus on comprehensive line drawing stressing contour, volume and perspective.
- Make drawings of minute structures to full-scale renditions of plants.
- Understand how artistic and scientific skills work together.
This class qualifies for credit toward certification in Nature Field Studies at UCRX. This field class at the Desert Studies Center in the Mojave National Preserve and is operated by CSU Fullerton. The Center is located within the Preserve at Soda Springs (Zzyzx), about an hour outside Las Vegas and a three-hour drive from Riverside, CA. The course fee includes two nights’ lodging at the Center. Cost: $325
The instructor for this course is Donald Davidson of the Traveling Artist Wildflowers Project.
Contact Donald Davidson if you have questions for the instructor.