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Botanical Art Series
September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Adkins Arboretum continues its series of botanical art programs taught by artists Lee D’Zmura and Kelly Sverduk. Ranging from drawing, to painting, to working with colored pencil, the series engages beginning to experienced artists in capturing the natural world. Programs include:
Paw Paw Fruit Workshop
September 29 • 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Discover and paint a native fruit found on the Arboretum grounds. Join Kelly Sverduk to create a small botanical watercolor painting of this interesting and little-known fruit.
Advanced Painting Workshop: Host Plant
October 6 and 7 • 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
This course, taught by Kelly Sverduk, will focus on the relationship between native pollinators and their host plants. Participants will create detailed drawings of their chosen subjects and then bring those drawings to life in watercolor.
Lee D’Zmura is an award-winning botanical artist whose experience as a landscape architect enriches her watercolors. She received her certificate in botanical art from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration. Her work is in collections throughout the country. She maintains a studio in St. Michaels where she draws inspiration from her neighbors’ gardens and from the Eastern Shore’s native wildflowers.
Kelly Sverduk specializes in watercolor and is passionate about making and teaching art. With a background in both art and natural sciences, she finds the field of botanical illustration to be a perfect combination of her interests. She holds a BA in studio art from Messiah College and a certificate in botanical art from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration. She lives with her family in Greenwood, Delaware. Program fees vary and advance registration is required. Register at adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847.