Visual Arts Workshop

Celestial Treasures, a Botanical Drawing Workshop
with Dorota Haber-Lehigh
March 12 | 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuition $45

Via Zoom | Zoom link will be sent to participants the day before class



Celestial Treasures

Sessions are recorded and made available to registered students for a limited time.
students have access to video demonstrations, examples, material lists, and tips
and tricks residing in the entire course’s online segment
 during the month of current registration.

What makes a thing want to soar, to reach for the heavens? Follow the path of a butterfly or moth with your eyes. It is never in a straight line, not unlike the course of our minds. In this relaxed and informative workshop, we will be drawing celestial treasures like feathers, butterflies, and moths. These elements allow the practice of linear color pencil application to portray “hairy” or “fuzzy.” You may work from a feather you have collected or from butterfly or moth specimens (photos are OK too). You may work in your sketchbook or any paper of your choice. While the workshop’s focus is realistic style, we always celebrate and encourage individual styles at Hoffman. The online seminar will be a mix of presentation, demonstration, and drawing alongside the instructor. We will share the PDF presentation and the video recorded from the workshop with participants. All levels are welcome.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, and naturalist with a passion for plants of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Poland, Dorota loves foraging 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 focusing 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 completed a commission of 25 illustrations of Native Plants for the Columbia Memorial Hospital. Visit her website

Gather a few feathers or other hairy, fuzzy treasures from your celestial collection. Photos are OK as well.
Sketchbook of your choice: Choose one from the list
Stonehenge colors sketchbook 9” x12”
Toned tan sketchbook by Strathmore 9” x12”
Kraft by Stonehenge
Mixed Media Toned Tan by Strathmore
Pencil (either H or F)
Kneaded eraser
Hand-held pencil sharpeners, such as Alvin Brass Bullet
Clear ruler
Tracing paper
Embossing Tool: Peragamano Fine Stylus 0.5 mm (available on Amazon)
Set of artists’ quality colored pencils: Prismacolor Premier, Faber Castell Polychrome, Pablo by Caran d’ache, or Derwent Colorsoft

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
Proportional Divider – Acurasee –


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Celestial Treasures, a Botanical Drawing Workshop


Zoom Link will be sent to you, prior to the session


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