Visual Arts Workshop

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

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



Terrestrial 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.

In the coldest part of winter, nature can sometimes look and feel otherworldly, but perhaps  consider that this is when they most belong to the earth. In this relaxed and informative workshop, we will be drawing terrestrial treasures such as rocks, lichens, branches, or other jewels from nature you may encounter on your winter walks and hikes. These humble forms are rich in texture, and thus are the perfect subject for exploring colored pencil mixing or layering. The subject matter is entirely up to you. You may work in your sketchbook or 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 rocks, lichen, branches, or other winter terrestrial treasures
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
Set of artists’ 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
Proportional Divider – Acurasee –





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Terrestrial 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.