Visual Arts Workshop

Botanical Drawing – Summer Fruit
with Dorota Haber-Lehigh
Saturday, July 10 | 1:00pm to 4:00pm
via Zoom | Zoom link will be sent the day before the workshop


Botanical Drawing – Summer Fruit

What is the taste of summer? Undoubtedly, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, the smell of ripe cherries, strawberries, blueberries, and huckleberries is enough to send your salivary glands into overdrive. Perhaps your drawings could achieve the same effect! In this workshop, we will draw fruit from your garden or the forest. We will review creating a round form by adding darker value and directional marks, plus we will experiment with adding a highlight to your shiny shape. Feel free to work in your sketchbook, toned paper, or any surface of your choice.

Gather a few samples of fruit.
Sketchbook of your choice
Pencil (either H or F)
Kneaded eraser
Hand-held pencil sharpener, such as Alvin Brass Bullet
Pigma Micron Pen (005) black
Good quality drawing paper: Choose one from the list-
White Paper: Dorota works on either Stonehenge Aqua hot press 140 lbs or Fluid 100 watercolor paper 140 lbs hot press.  You can buy one sheet and cut it into smaller pieces. Another good colored pencil paper is Bristol Smooth by Strathmore.  If you like brown surfaces, we recommend using Toned Tan Sketch paper sketchbook by Strathmore or Kraft by Stonehenge. You don’t need all this paper.
Just choose one or two to try.
Set of artist’s quality colored pencils: Prismacolor Premier, Faber Castell Polychrome, Pablo by Caran d’ache, or Derwent Colorsoft

Embossing Tool: Peragamano Fine Stylus 0.5 mm (available on Amazon)
Colorless blender of your choice, e.g., Caran d’ache wax colorless blender or Copic colorless blender marker, number 0, or Tombow colorless blender
marker brush tip.

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Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, and naturalist with a passion for plants of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Poland, Dorota loves foraging for berries, mushroom hunting, field sketching, and collecting specimens. Dorota holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Society of Botanical Artists in London. She also has degrees in Art and International Studies with a focus on indigenous cultures, and a master’s degree in teaching. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, and the American Society of Botanical Artists. Recently Dorota was an Artist in Residence at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington.  Dorota exhibits and teaches drawing regionally. Dorota is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW. In 2019 she was commissioned by Columbia Memorial Hospital to provide 25 illustrations of Native Plants. More about Dorota’s Art here.


UpcomingBotanical Drawing – Summer Fruit

  • July 10, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Botanical Drawing – Summer Fruit with Dorota Haber-Lehigh



You will receive a meeting invitation to participate in Zoom meetings, as well as links to any other virtual platforms for this course.