Winter Botanical Illustration Workshop with Lara Call Gastinger
Thursday 12.07.23, 6PM - 8PM
The Classroom at Be Just, 2415 Ivy Road, Charlottesville 22903
Join us in the Classroom for an afternoon with world-renowned artist Lara Call Gastinger. Lara will be leading a workshop focused on illustrating winter botanicals, wherein participants can expect to build foundational ink illustrating skills, or sharpen their existing artistic practice. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have created their own beautiful + unique winter botanical illustration of winterberry which will be mounted to a mat - perfect for gifting or displaying this holiday season!
All necessary materials will be provided.
About the instructor:
Lara Call Gastinger is a botanical artist and illustrator in Central Virginia. She was the chief illustrator for the Flora of Virginia Project and a two time gold medalist at the Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Shows in London (2007, 2018). She is renowned for teaching how to create and maintain a perpetual journal.
The subjects of her art come from the natural world and her art reveals detailed evidence of change, decay, and processes that occur in nature. She finds great inspiration in a carrot that has gone to flower, a broken seed pod, twisted roots or insect damage to a leaf. She strives to make a plant portrait in such a way that it reveals its character and uniqueness. Her focus is on the small details in nature, down to the small venations in leaves which hopefully inspires others to look a bit deeper and pause a bit longer.
You can learn more about Lara by visiting her website, https://www.laracallgastinger.com/, or follow along on her Instagram @laragastinger
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