Nature in Colored Pencil Workshop
Please join local artist Betsy Barry for an afternoon of drawing in Colored Pencil! In this workshop learn the basics of drawing using the flexible medium of Colored Pencil. Explore the rendering of a subject from nature using graphite and working on sketches to transfer onto a final piece in colored pencil! Some drawing experience preferable but not required. Materials list will be provided upon registration.
Teaching artist Betsy Barry, brings with her 30 years of creative experience. Most at home with pencil and paper, Betsy has chosen to focus her artistic expressions on the plants, flowers & coastal life that surround us. Betsy completed a diploma course in botanical illustration with the Society of Botanical Artists, (SBA) London and earned the rank of Distinction, or highest honors.
Betsy is an instructor of Colored Pencil at: Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme CT; Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven CT.; and runs workshops through the Garden Club of Madison, Madison CT. Betsy works from her home studio in Old Lyme CT
“While I am thankful for modern technology and our ability to connect to others around the world, I feel that through technology we have distanced ourselves from the living, growing things all around us. I hope to reconnect the viewers of my artwork with the simple, natural things we come across every day, but that we often overlook.”
Ms. Barry has shown her work at the Newport Flower Show 2019; Old Saybrook Art Festival 2019-Awarded Best in Show, Art; Mystic Fine Arts Festival 2019 -Awarded Best Local Artist and has been a Guest Instructor Botany Conference, Fort Worth Tx. 2016