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Monday, August 30, 2010

Ann Swan at DBG' Botanical Illustration Retreat at Gateway Canyons Resort!

Seed Pods and Autumn Leaves in Colored Pencil and Graphite with Ann Swan
Mon. Nov. 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tues., Wed., Thur., Nov. 9, 10, 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ann Swan's award-winning botanicals in colored pencil and graphite are admired around the world.  She brings her charming nature and her remarkable skills to show you techniques for portraying plants in her signature style. Working with graphite and colored pencil, explore the diverse structures, shapes and textures of native seeds, seedpods and dead leaves. Ann will demonstrate a variety of techniques and with some useful hints, tips and exercises help you to improve your colored pencil and accuracy of observation.
Through demonstrations Ann will show you how you can achieve more interesting, balanced and exciting compositions and how to get your portrait to pop. You'll have time to practice with plenty of individual attention. Ann's popular classes fill quickly, so register right away.
Limit 16. Fee $400 member, $445 non-member (includes General Retreat Fee).

See the complete Retreat Program by clicking here.
Registration, Lodging and Travel InformationProgram overview (to download and print, please use the username: biprogram and password: student).
Register for 1. Retreat Dinner;  Field trips: 2. Canyons 3. Palisade Wine Tour.

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