Visual Arts Workshop

Sketching in the Hoffman Wonder Garden 
with Dorota Haber-Lehigh
August 11 | 2:00–4:00pm
Donation $10-$20 cash




Drawing in the Wonder Garden

Dorota is offering her time and recommends attendees
$10 to $20 to Hoffman Center Center for the Arts
There will be a donation jar in the Wonder Garden on the day of class

If you would like to participate please email: [email protected]
and you will be added to our list. Class is limited to 20 students.

There is no better time than summer to explore the Hoffman Center for the Arts’ Wonder Garden. Join Seaside artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh to discover the beauty of summer blooms or unusual foliage structures.  Bring your favorite sketchbook and simple sketching materials: pencil, pen, or other familiar materials. We will observe social distancing and be able to spread out. Dorota will provide handouts on sketching in general and at this event. She will share her sketchbooks and will be on-site to answer questions and provide feedback. The focus is on sharing sketchbooks and ideas, not a demonstration of techniques.  Bring a big clip so your pages don’t fly everywhere in case it’s a bit breezy.

Camping chair, sunscreen, hat, water, snacks, clipboard, or drawing board
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, 01 or 03
Set of artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier, Faber Castell Palychromos, Pablo by Caran d/Ache, Derwent Colorsoft), or a small set of watercolors

Dots ‘N Doodles in Astoria

Dick Blick

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.