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Botanical Drawing in Color with Wendy Hollender (Enrollment Closed)

by vrecinto on December 23rd, 2014


Enrollment is Closed for this Program.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center hosts botanical artist, instructor, and author Wendy Hollender for a two-day workshop Thursday and Friday, March 5 – 6, 2015. Join Hollender as she teaches the techniques outlined in her book Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color (Random House). Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique with colored pencils where one starts with undertones in a neutral color and then layers color on top in order to produce a three-dimensional effect. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations, especially out in the field.

Students will become familiar with the techniques and practice on simple forms such as fruits and then will work on more complex forms such as flowers. She will feature some of the endemic, indigenous and canoe plants on  ‘Imiloa’s grounds.
The workshop runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily with a lunch break. Supplies and lunch are not provided. See supply list.

Seats are limited, so reserve your space today. Beginners are welcome. Tuition for the workshop is $175 for members and $200 for non-members. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 5 and is subject to cancellation if a minimum of students is not met. Enrollment may be purchased at the ‘Imiloa front desk or by phone at (808) 969-9703 during regular business hours.

Hollender’s illustrations have been published in The New York Times, Oprah’s O Magazine, Real Simple and The Observer. Her work was included in the 13th International Exhibition at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and in exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian National Museum for Natural History. She is the author of Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color and Botanical Drawing, A Beginner’s Guide. Her newest book is called Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. You can visit her website at

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is a world-class informal science education center located on the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus. ‘Imiloa is a place of life-long learning where the power of Hawaiʻi’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations. The Center’s interactive exhibits, 3D full dome planetarium, native landscape, and programs and events engage children, families, visitors and the local community in the wonders of science and technology found in Hawai‘i. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). For more information, visit the website at

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