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Drawing the Wacky and Weird World of Plants Class

Drawing the Wacky and Weird World of Plants
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Online Course

Tuesdays, 2:00–4:00 pm
November 24–December 15, 2020

Fee: $89

Fee for Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $80

Learn to use line, form and shading techniques progressing from basic grayscale to full-color pencil drawings of some of nature’s most wacky and weird plants. While at first glance these selections may look difficult to capture on paper, acclaimed artist Frank DePietro will demonstrate how to break down each image and recreate it on the page during fun and informative weekly demonstrations and lectures.

After your lecture and demonstration, pick a subject plant from our photo gallery or from your own collection, and start drawing! Submit a drawing weekly to Frank for critique.

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Chris Thorogood’s illustrated book, Weird Plants, featured in Longwood Gardens’ 2020 Community Read.

View the supply list.


Frank DePietro


Fully Online

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