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
white vinyl eraser
brush for sweeping away pencil erasures