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Botanical drawing class offered at Seaside Library

A workshop on botanical drawing is planned Aug. 16 at the Seaside Public Library.

Those who are interested in drawing and are curious about the native plants of the Pacific Northwest can sign up for a workshop on a botanical drawing class officered by local artist and illustrator Dorota Haber-Lehigh.

“Botanical Drawing Class: Symmetry of Flowers in Color” will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway. Registration is required; participants can sign up at the circulation desk or by phone.

A previous workshop taught by Haber-Leigh was so popular that the Friends of the Seaside Library decided to sponsor a second workshop.

Botanical illustration is the art of depicting the form, color and details of plant species. These are often printed with a botanical description in books, magazines and other media. Recently, a renaissance has been occurring in botanical art and illustration, and organizations devoted to furthering the art form can be found in the United States and around the world.

Haber-Lehigh received a bachelor of arts degree from Pacific University with a focus on printmaking and art history. She designed, illustrated and published a children’s book titled “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest” and is at work on books about native berries and wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. She is also a member of the Oregon Botanical Artists and the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

For more information call 503-738-6742 or visit www.seasidelibrary.org and www.facebook.com/seasidepubliclibrary



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