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Year of Botanicals: Winter Branches @ Hoffman art Center - ZOOM
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts

News Release: Date: January 28, 2020

Hoffman Center for the Arts offers Year of Botanicals: Winter Branches

Date: January 9, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm to 4 pm

On Zoom

Tuition: $45.00

The Hoffman Center for the Arts is offering monthly botanical drawing classes led by Seaside artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh. This series kicks off Saturday, January 9, with a focus on winter branches. Winter branches are a wonder of a universe to observe. Each presents a challenge to draw whether cedar, western hemlock, or magnolia, branches with fuzzy buds or dried seeds.

Participants will draw by looking at live specimens of their choice in a sketchbook or working on their choice paper. Colored pencils, micron pens, and pencils are needed. Follow the link below for more information and complete materials


This series changes monthly with a new subject, demonstrations, and techniques. All sessions are held on the second Saturday of each month at the same time for $45.00 each. The first three sessions are now available for registration.

Additional information may be found at:


Variety of plant subjects: winter branches, evergreen branches, branches with buds, whatever you can find close to home. Live specimens are preferred over working from photographs.

Sketchbook of your choice

Pencil (either H or F)

Kneaded eraser

Hand-held pencil sharpener, such as Alvin Brass Bullet

Pigma Micron Pen (005) black

Set of artist quality colored pencils (Prismacolor Premier, Faber Castell Phlychomos, Pable by Caran D’ache, Derwent Colorsoft.

Good quality drawing paper: Choose one from the list

  • White paper (Dorota works on either Stonehenge Aqua hot press 140 lbs or Fluid 100 watercolor paper, 140 lbs hot press. You can buy one sheet and cut it into smaller pieces.
  • Other good colored pencil paper—Strathmore Bristol Smooth. If you like brown surfaced paper, Dorota recommends Toned Tan Sketch paper sketchbook by Strathmore, Kraft by Stonehenge (Legion Paper), or Mixed Media Toned Tan by Strathmore. You don’t need all this paper, just choose one or two to try.


Embossing tool (Pergamano Fine Stylus 0.5mm

Colorless blender of your choice, for example, Caran D’ache wax colorless blender, or Copic colorless blender marker, number 0.

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