This unique class is a visual exploration of personal affinity towards plants. Artist Paetra Tauchert will bring an astrological lens to experienced instruction on how to see and reproduce images in graphite and color, in order to facilitate a day of connecting with a botanical familiar. |
In astrological lore, each person has a planet that rules their natal chart, and there are correspondences between plants and planets. Paetra will choose a plant for you to draw based on your own astrological chart to create a personal plant talisman.
We will draw from a combination of live plants and photos, using colored pencils and pan pastels. Some materials provided (see list below).
***At least one week in advance of the class, please email email@example.com with the subject: "Astro-Botanical Illustration." Provide her with your birthdate, time of birth, and location so that she can help you choose a plant that correlates with your ruling planet. She will source images to for you to work from.
This class is open to beginners and will also include a lesson on basic astro-botany.
Limited to 12 participants.
Date/time: Saturday, September 14 - 10am-3pm
Location: Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library - Occidental, California
Materials provided: graphite pencils, erasers, sharpeners, drawing board, and paper.
*Materials to bring or buy (same for all classes in the series):
Either Faber-Castells or Prismacolors- when selecting the Faber-Castells, go by the number as they often change the names. Prismacolors use names not numbers.
Pencils average about $2.50 each
P: Tuscan Red/FC: 194 Red Violet
P: Lemon Yellow/FC: 108 Dark Cadmium Yellow
P: Yellow Ochre/FC: 184 Ochre
P: Indigo Blue/FC: 110 Azure Blue
P: Olive Green/FC: 167 Perm. Olive Green
P: Scarlet Lake/FC: 121 Pale Geranium Lake
P: Black Cherry/FC: 283 Burnt Sienna
Yellow Ochre Tint
Chrome Oxide Green
they average about $6.50 each, approximately $26 total
Pan Pastel Soft Tool Starter Set
Total Supplies Cost: Approx. $52.50
Paetra Tauchert is a lifelong artist of many mediums. She has spent the past five years focusing her art practice on the study of botanical illustration, working in colored pencil, pastel, watercolor and gouache. She is a Master Gardener and keeps a big garden in west Sonoma County, from which she draws much of her inspiration. She is a consulting astrologer, hosts a podcast about the astrology of musical genius, and writes a lavishly illustrated, bi-monthly newsletter based around the new and full moons, 'heirloom magic' and nature. Website: paetratauchertastrology.com
*Cancellation policy: Full refunds can only be granted if attendee notifies Botanical Dimensions of withdrawal 10 business days in advance of the day of the class. If attendee gives less notice, we regret that no refund is possible. If Botanical Dimensions needs to cancel a class for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible (at least 1 day prior to the event) and you will receive a full refund.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library, Occidental Center for the Arts (View)
3830 Doris Murphy Court (Graton Rd & Bohemian Hwy)
Occidental, CA 95465
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|