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Botanizing & Sketching: Flowers

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

spotted wintergreen (photo FTopping)

Sketching plants helps one learn a plant’s specific details. This is useful in identification, understanding glossary words and a satisfying act in itself. A close look can bring surprises.

Join Frances Topping to explore the varied world of flowers, their shapes, their adaptations and terminology. Bring a sketchbook and pen or pencil. We will start outside looking at plants, weather permitting, and then look more closely indoors. Sketching techniques will be introduced.  Bring you pen/pencil and sketching paper.  In the fall Frances will offer second session of  Botanizing & Sketching, focusing on twigs and buds.

Frances Topping holds a Certificate of Natural Science Illustration for the Rhode Island School of Design and a degree in Geography, Botany and Zoology as well as in Graphic Design with Illustration and Photography.  Among other places, her drawings are featured on RIWPS native plant sale posters.

Dress for the weather, bring lunch, and a portable seat if needed.

Participants – minimum 7, maximum 15
Fee – $20.00; $10.00 RIWPS members

Advanced registration required.


June 15
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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RI Natural History Survey (Aquaculture Building)
14 E Farm Rd
Kingston, RI, 02881