Drawing the 3 B’s: Bees, Beetles and Butterflies

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Tuesday June 1

1:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Instructor: Melissa Fabian

Tuesdays: June 1, 8, 15, 29, July 6 and 13 | 1 – 4 p.m. (with short breaks)

After-class meeting: Tues., Aug. 3, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

$225 members | $255 nonmembers

Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: To be able to draw bees, beetles and butterflies

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Prerequisites: Botanical Drawing I and II and Colored Pencil I or Watercolor I

*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. 

Students will study the life cycle of the many pollinators that are attracted to the native plants of southwestern Pennsylvania and learn how insects use these plants at different lifecycle stages as a Host or Nectar source.  Students will record and draw the various stages of these diverse local pollinators on “Study Pages”.  Different texture rendering techniques will be taught to show a bee with pollen coated legs, iridescent beetles and colorful accuracy on a butterfly wing.  A final project will be assigned. Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate elective