In this twelve hour course, students will build on skills acquired in Drawing in Graphite I, and will dive deeper into composition, will discuss mapping to make drawing easier, and will learn how to tackle Fibonacci patterns. Students will also work in depth with flower and leaf shapes.
Instructor Samantha Peters is a science illustrator based in Dallas, Texas. She received her B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, leaving once she realized illustrating her study guides was more fun than actually studying them. Afterwards, while living in New York City, she discovered a love of botanical art through classes at the New York Botanical Garden, and decided to pursue science illustration full time, attending the graduate program in Science Illustration at California State University, Monterey Bay. Samantha currently works in the graphics department at the Dallas Zoo and is the President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Texas Group. Member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and the American Society of Botanical Artists.
This class will meet from 9am to noon on the following dates:
Please note: This class will be held at BRIT.
$200 members/$210 non-members
For the ﬁrst class, please have:
• Paper pad: 9”x12” or 11”x14” of ONE of the following:
- Strathmore 400 Series Drawing paper (brown cover)
- Strathmore 500 Bristol Vellum surface
- Stonehenge 250 GSM Vellum surface
- Fabriano Studio Watercolor 140 lb HOT PRESS (Orange/red cover) (DO NOT BUY COLD PRESS PAPER) If you’re planning to take a bunch of classes or aren’t sure whether you want to focus on a speciﬁc medium, I’d recommend this paper. It works well for pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor
• Pencils: 2H, H, and HB graphite pencils, mechanical pencils, or lead with holder. Please bring your own handheld or battery-operated sharpener as needed. Derwent, Staedtler-Mars Lumograph, and Tombow are all good brands.
• Tracing paper: Strathmore 300 series tracing or similar
• Kneaded eraser
• White vinyl eraser (Magic Rub or similar)
• 6” or 12” ruler (clear ones are great!)
• Large ﬂuffy clean brush or feather; new makeup brushes work great
• Drafting tape
• Saral graphite transfer paper
• Divider tool: 5-1/2" or 6"; [Alvin #560 economy divider, Staedtler Masterbow] looks like a compass but with 2 needle points