The Color of Autumn: Botanical Illustration

10.19.2019 9:00 am -12:30 pm
Seattle Pacific University Art Center
3 W Cremona St, Seattle, WA 98119, USA
Seattle Pacific University Art Center

Event Details

Take inspiration from nature and learn observational drawing and painting techniques in this workshop led by illustrator and educator Sharon Birzer. We will work on a scaled drawing of fall leaves with graphite, and then experiment further with the element of color to create a watercolor painting.

About Sharon Birzer

Instructor Sharon Birzer is an artist and Natural History Illustrator. In her work, Sharon employs close observation and utilizes traditional media as well as digital tools. She teaches college art classes, school residences, as well as illustration workshops. She shows her artwork nationally and internationally. Sharon holds a BFA from Cornish College, and MFA from the University of Washington and has studied Natural Science Illustration at UW. She has created illustration work for exhibits and publications for places such as the Seattle Art Museum and The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

leading this workshop

Sharon Birzer

Guest Artist

Natural History Illustrator and Educator

Dave W. Ehlert

Workshop Coordinator

Co-founder, Director of Science Storytelling,
Cognition Studio Inc

Tai Terry

Workshop Coordinator


Thuy-Van Vu

Link Program Dir.

Artist and Arts Administrator

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