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Sustainability Dialog: Sketching Street Trees

By July 9, 2024July 16th, 2024No Comments
Date: September 26, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where:  TBD

Join us for a workshop on sketching street trees! During this Dialog, botanical illustrator Brittany Burgard will guide you through the process of drawing a few selected common street trees. We’ll cover basic drawing techniques, discuss the unique characteristics of each tree, and provide a step-by-step guide to sketching the leaves and structure of various species.

Speaker Bio:

Brittany Burgard is a botanical illustrator with work published in the scientific journal Madroño. Her pieces have been displayed at venues in California, Arizona, and Panamá. Brittany teaches workshops on botanical art, illustration, and nature journaling. She has a BS in botany and is working on a master’s at Arizona State University on the effects of wildfire on Sonoran Desert vegetation.

Suggested Supplies:

  • Sketchbook
  • Graphite pencil(s) – Brit likes to sketch with HB and 7B
  • Prismacolor Col-Erase Non-photo blue pencil #20028 – Drawing lightly with graphite works too
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Tree leaves or photos of trees and/or leaves to practice during or after the workshop – Brit likes to print images in greyscale so she can draw guidelines on them

This project is supported by funding from TreePeople, CAL FIRE, and the Proposition 68 Parks, Environment, and Water Bond Act of 2018.

Preview some of Brittany’s art below!