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April 29 - April 30, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Joy of Botanical Drawings with Pam Thompson

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$250Two - day drawing workshop



The Inn at Fernbrook Farms
144 Bordentown Georgetown Road
Chesterfield, NJ 08515


Two day workshop April 29 & 30, 2022 9:30am to 4pm

The Inn at Fernbrook Farms welcomes back the artistic talents of Draw Botanical for our first workshop of 2022.  Draw Botanical is a leader in teaching botanical illustration techniques using colored pencil and watercolor throughout the world.

We are excited to host the first workshop of the season at the Farmshed, in our new hoop house. The hoop house offers an opportunity for guests to attend our educational events and field to table experiences in a rustic, intimate setting.

ABOUT THIS 2-DAY WORKSHOP:  Learn the techniques outlined in “The Joy of Botanical Drawing.”  Instruction will include how to use the grisaille method for creating undertones in a neutral color, allowing for three-dimensional accurate drawing and clear structure of plants.  Students will explore layering techniques that utilize watercolor pencil washes in combination with dry colored pencils, creating a painting that has realistic vibrant color and rich depth.  A separate supply list will be emailed to confirmed guests. Our inspiration will be the peak of Spring and the abundant flowers featured at The Inn at Fernbrook Farm. A farm fresh, individual picnic lunch will be served.  Reservations are limited, reserve your spot now as this event will sell out!

ABOUT THE ARTIST:  Pam Thompson is a Draw Botanical instructor, botanical artist and scientist in Pennsylvania where she strives to capture the unique, intrinsic artistry of the plants that inspire her. Raised in the middle of nowhere, she developed a deep curiosity about the woodland plants that surrounded her, but didn’t discover her love of botanical art until 2017 when she attended a workshop with Wendy Hollender, founder of Draw Botanical.  She’s been head over heels since, and is enrolled in the Botanical Illustration Program at the New York Botanical Garden. She is inspired by the flora of local farms and gardens of Bucks County where she resides, and on the native plants surrounding the glaciated lakes and bogs of the Pocono Plateau. www.drawbotanical.com

Included 2-day workshop and farm fresh lunches To make reservations, follow this link.  A supplies list will be emailed to you when your reservation has been confirmed.  Please arrive at 9:30 and park in the Maple Parking Lot near the Farmshed and Hoop House.  We’ll use the first ½ hour to become acquainted and get materials set-up.  Instruction will begin at 10:00 and lunch will be served at 12:30.


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