May 5: Lessons in the Learnscape Workshop: Making Drawings from Photographs
May 05, 2012
from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
|Where||Alton Baker Park|
|Contact Name||Erin Lamb|
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Use photographs as a template for making accurate, ink drawings of natural objects with an emphasis on the traditional technique of stippling. This method also works well for making drawings for coloring. Instructor: David Wagner (see below)
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The workshop costs $30 for members, $35 for non-members, or a work trade at the Nearby Nature Learnscape. To register or for more information, call 541-687-9699 or click here for a registration form.
Instructor David Wagner was a missionary kid raised in India, attending boarding school in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains from kindergarten through high school. Early in life he fell in love with mountains and nature. He collected ferns, beetles, and butterflies, tracked birds and mammals, and chased snakes. After returning to the USA he went through college and graduate school in Washington, earning a Ph.D. in Botany from Washington State University. From there he moved directly to Eugene, Oregon, where he has lived and worked for over 35 years. He specializes in ferns, mosses and liverworts. He operates the Northwest Botanical Institute, dedicated to research, education, and public service. He is deeply involved with the Eugene Natural History Society, has created the Willamette Valley Nature Calendar for many years, and writes a monthly nature column, "It's About Time," for the Eugene Weekly newspaper.
A selection of his botanical images are found on his web site: