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Drawing Bonsai with Artist Tina Thieme Brown

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Capture the delicate branches, sweeping silhouettes, and vibrant colors of a bonsai with pencil and paper under the guidance of artist, Tina Thieme.

The National Bonsai Foundation is delighted to present “Drawing Bonsai with Artist Tina Thieme Brown, a botanical artist and instructor who specializes in illustrating the landscape, flora and fauna of the greater D.C. area.

In this three-hour workshop, Tina will guide participants through the steps and techniques necessary to create an image of bonsai and the Japanese Stroll Garden in a sketchbook. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to get “up close and personal” with some of the most historic bonsai in the world, and to take a small part of them home with you.

We welcome artists of any skill level to participate in this class. Supplies will not be provided. A suggested supply list is below:

  • Sketchbook with 65lb or heavier drawing paper (ink and pencil compatible)

  • Pen: black, .01 nib size

  • Pencils: Hb, 2b, 4b

  • color pencils in a variety of greens, yellows, blues, reds and oranges

  • pencil sharpener

  • white vinyl eraser

  • brush for sweeping away pencil erasures

Later Event: May 25
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