Drawing from Nature: The Art and Science of Botanical Illustration

Saturday June 11, 2011 - 10:30 to 2:30 a.m.

This outdoor workshop invites participants to learn the basics of observational drawing, as a method for plant identification as well as a starting point for naturalistic design motifs. The workshop includes a look at the interior spaces of the historic house Mount Pleasant, which features architectural carving derived from nature. Materials are provided. Open to participants of all levels. No prior drawing instruction required. Note: Please bring your lunch-drinks provided.  

Instructor: Scott Rawlins, artist, botanical illustrator, and Professor of Art and Design, Arcadia University

Location: Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park

$75 ($60 members); Enrollment limited to twenty participants. Paid reservations required.  

Driving directions to Mount Pleasant will be sent in advance to registered participants.

Sponsored by Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA)


  • Mount Pleasant, East Fairmount Park
  • Philadelphia, PA

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