Visual Arts Class

Holiday Treasures: Drawing winter holiday botanical treasures
with Dorota Haber Lehigh
December 10 | 1:00-4:00pm
Tuition $45
via Zoom–A Zoom Link will be sent two days before the scheduled class



Festive Winter Treasures

Current registered participants can view prior recorded demonstrations and Zoom sessions at Hoff-Online

Celebrate winter by creating a festive botanical drawing taking inspiration from winter fruit, foliage, or winter branches. You may work in your sketchbook, paper of your choice, or perhaps create a winter-themed holiday card. We will look at creative and festive ways to arrange your winter treasures. The workshop will include a presentation of Dorota’s botanical drawings of seasonal plants, step-by-step examples, a demonstration of how to approach drawing from observation and various colored pencils techniques, and a time to draw together. Dorota plans to include how you can turn your botanical drawings into greeting cards. Although drawing in the realistic form will be the focus, individual styles will be encouraged and celebrated.

Gather a few samples of winter festive foliage.  It is preferred to use live specimens over working from photographs.
Sketchbook of your choice such as Strathmore Drawing 400 series
Pencil (either H or F) and pencil sharpener.
Kneaded eraser (Prismacolor)
Tombow Mono Zero eraser (optional)
Tracing paper
Colored pencils set (I recommend Artist quality colored pencils, some of the brands are
Faber Castell Polychromos, Pablo by Caran d’Ache, Derwent Colorsouft, Prismacolor Premier, or Luminance by Caran d’Ache)
Drawing paper of your choice such as Stonehenge Hot press Watercolor paper 140 lbs.
If you like brown surfaces try Strathmore 400 Toned Mixed Media Pad Tan
(thicker paper) or Strathmore 400 Recycled Toned Sketch Pad Toned Tan (thinner)

Supplies may be found at
Dots ‘N Doodles in Astoria

Online retailers
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 Memoria Hospital to provide 25 illustrations of Native Plants.
More about Dorata | email:[email protected]

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  • December 10, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Treasures: Drawing winter holiday botanical treasures


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.