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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Drawing Trees: Online Workshop

Erica Beade

About Drawing Trees: Online Workshop

We’ll explore the amazing variety of tree forms using pencil and paper in this online workshop. Starting by taking a close look at drawings by a variety of artists, we’ll then focus on techniques for capturing depth, volume and texture of trunks, branches and foliage. There will be plenty of time for drawing and individual feedback. All skill levels are welcome.

Registered students will be sent a direct link to join the zoom meeting and other materials one day before the workshop. Email Donna at for information regarding partial or full financial assistance.

Teacher Bio: Erica Beade is a freelance illustrator and educator specializing in science, health and nature subjects. She began her freelance business, MBC Graphics, in 1998, and since then her work has appeared in numerous books, magazines, exhibits and research journals. The field of scientific illustration has allowed Erica to combine her interests in art, science and the natural world. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art (Drawing and Printmaking) from Wesleyan University and attended the Graphic Arts program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Erica has a long-standing passion for observational drawing and enjoys sharing that enthusiasm through her work with students of all ages. She has been teaching since 2002 at various venues, including the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Arlington Center for the Arts. More information at:

Recommended Supplies: drawing pencils, paper or sketchbook, eraser, pencil sharpener. (We know it’s hard to get new art supplies just now, so feel free to join with whatever you have.)

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