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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.

Published on August 7, 2014 12:53PM

Last changed on August 7, 2014 4:29PM

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.

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