Learn and practice the art of botanical drawing in pencil with local artist and instructor Elena Maza. 

This four session course will focus on learning basic drawing skills as applied to botanicals: basic line drawings of leaves, flowers, the different types, shapes, composition and layout, etc. from live plant materials. Students will take their drawings of sprigs of flowers and/or leaves and learn how to use shading techniques to create the illusion of three dimensions and depth.

Materials are not included. Recommended supplies:

Pencils: 4H, 2H, F, HB, 2B and 4B pencils (leads in holders are fine)pencil sharpenerkneadable eraserPapermate eraser stickSketchpad: min. size 9” x 12”Tracing paper pad, min. size 9” x 12”Plant material you choose and bring (if not, instructor will provide)

Wednesdays: 1:30pm - 4:00pm, Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30. NO CLASS Oct. 16th. Classes will be held in our upstairs studio at 205 E. Main St., Front Royal, Virginia.

Class policies: We understand that scheduling conflicts do happen. You may cancel your class for a full refund up to 48 hours before the first class, by phone or in person. No refunds will be issued after this time. 

In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the class. Please check our Facebook page for updates on class cancellations due to weather.


  • Occurs Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Art in the Valley

205-A E. Main St.
Front Royal, VA, VA 22630


Art in the Valley

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