Detailed Nature Studies in Pen and Ink

Instructor: visiting artist Sarah Morrish

Saturdays: Feb. 19 and 26 | 9 a.m. – noon EST

$195 members | $225 nonmembers

Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: to be able to sketch natural subjects using a dip pen drawing nib.

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing I and II, Pen and Ink I (or equivalent experience)

*Relevant demos are recorded and made available to pre-registered students within 1 week of each class session. Videos will be viewable for one month from receipt.

Class space is limited – please register early!

When out for a walk or exploring our gardens, there are many interesting subjects we come across and want to sketch and also draw in detail. The instructor will introduce you to sketching natural subjects using a dip pen drawing nib. Sketching with such a nib, without a prior pencil drawing, is a great way to increase your drawing confidence through more spontaneity, using different mark-making techniques. 

Then we will move onto creating more detailed illustrations where the instructor takes you through structured drawing techniques alongside using fine line pens to develop form, texture, pattern and color differences. 

The first part of each session will be a presentation where time will be set aside for questions and answers. The second half will consist of live demonstrations, where you will be able to ask questions freely as the instructor works on specific subjects. Each session will be a show and tell format so that you can follow along freely without any distractions and you have the option of working on your own artwork between the two sessions. If you would like to share your artwork during the second session, please send a jpeg image to by Feb. 25. No individual feedback can be given between sessions. Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate elective