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Winter Botanical Illustration Workshop with Lara Call Gastinger - Sunday 11.06.22, 1PM - 3PM


Join us at the Classroom in Belmont 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,, or follow along on her Instagram @laragastinger

*Please read before purchasing your ticket:

COVID-19 Protocols: For the safety of our staff and guests, all ticket holders will be asked to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination to attend. Guests must show either a hard copy or digital copy of their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card upon arrival. We will be adhering to the CDC's most current guidelines regarding masks and face coverings. We thank you for your understanding and compliance. It is our top priority to bring our community safe, meaningful, and memorable experiences.

We ask that you verify scheduling availability before purchasing as tickets are nonrefundable once we are within ten days of the class. 

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