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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Greetings from Hibiscus classroom -

(Bev Johnson, colored pencil)

Nights are getting chillier in Colorado and the mountains have got their first dusting of snow. Our learning experiences continue in Hibiscus: we have had lots of graphite, colored pencil, and some watercolor classes. We illustrated some insects collected from the Gardens which are now in the Gardens' growing insect collection. Last weekend we learned about the historic art of Chinese Flower Painting from Ms. Sally Yu Leung of San Francisco. All twelve students from that class agreed that the technique is challenging and certainly different from the traditional scientific illustration.
  (Linda Forbess, Chinese Flower Painting)
 Carduus nutans  by Shiere Melin, Graphite) 
(Syrhidae toxomerus - haverfly approaching Gallardia grandiflora, Susan Willis, Graphite)

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