Fresh Art: Pencil and Paint in the Garden, with Marjorie Leggitt
September 6 - 8, 2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm each day except Friday, when class will be held from 9:00 am - 2:30pm
Cost, BAGSC Members: $200
Maximum Registration: 15
To register: $50 non-refundable deposit (or full amount), check made out to BAGSC, with Marjorie Leggitt on the subject line. Mail to: BAGSC, P.O. Box 50166, Pasadena, CA 91115.
Remaining balance due by Wednesday, August 16, 2017, check made out to BAGSC, with Marjorie Leggitt on the subject line. Mail to: BAGSC, P.O. Box 50166, Pasadena, CA 91115.
Bring your lunch, or purchase lunch at the many cafés or food-stops at The Huntington.
Questions about the Workshop? Contact the BAGSC Education Chair.
Recording the beauty and freshness of flora “in situ” is a plein air botanical artist’s greatest desire. In this class, learn to capture the spontaneity of flowers and floral subjects using expressive graphite and watercolor washes. Explore new ways to see and develop perspective with “quick draw” methods. Discover the expansive and harmonious nature of a limited palette when you develop your own Color Palette Exploration Chart. Learn how to enhance and build value-rich form and spatial quality layering transparent color. Experiment with contemporary approaches to composition. With classroom instruction and exercises, and plenty of one-on-one guidance in the field, you will be ready to complete an illuminated chronicle of your day in the garden!
This is a BAGSC-sponsored workshop; there is no information about this workshop on The Huntington's website. If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact the BAGSC Education Chair.
The workshop will be held at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in the Botanical Education Center. The Huntington is located at: 1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108.
The room location is in the downstairs lab, next to the atrium. Please note that this is a working lab.
No food or drink is allowed in this room at any time. There are tables
outside the lab to leave your drinks and lunches. Eating is not allowed
on The Huntington's grounds, except in designated areas.
Parking and Entrance:
Parking is free at The Huntington. You do not need to go through the front gate to attend the workshop. Park in the smaller parking lot to the right as you face the main entrance and walk directly to the small building to the right, the Botanical Education Center, in front of the Children's Garden. A map of The Huntington's grounds can be downloaded from their website.
Directions from surface streets, freeways and public transportation are also available on their website, in addition to accessibility, hours and dining information.
A page from my journal
Mixed media, © 2017
Materials List for Marjorie Leggitt
About the Instructor
Marjorie Leggitt, an award-winning professional science
illustrator, started her career at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural
History dissecting and illustrating Australian land snails. Running her
own freelance studio since 1985, she illustrates text and trade books,
professional journals, and museum exhibits and interpretive signage.
Since 1990, Marjorie has taught core and elective botanical illustration
courses at Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and
Illustration in addition to her own drawing and painting workshops
throughout the country. Her mediums of choice are pen and ink,
watercolor, and computer. Surrounded by collections of exotic plant
matter and animal skeletons, Marjorie is most at home when drawing from