Lichens: Science & Art (Short Course)

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November 2, 2013 @ 9:00 am
November 2, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 3, 2013

NC Botanical Garden Education Center
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100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

The beauty found among lichens is fascinating. Not only do they have highly diverse morphological features, but their striking and colorful patterns make them unique in nature. This class introduces students to the growing world of lichen-inspired art, a field that has recently increase grown, with exhibits by such institutions such as the American Society of Botanical Artists. This two-day workshop will include: (1) basic and advanced lectures on lichen morphological characters and on the history of art designs based on lichens, and (2) a short drawing lesson in the classroom and sketching in the field. By the end, students will be able to create their own lichen drawings.

Serves as 3/4 elective credit for the Certificates in Native Plant Studies and Botanical Art & Illustration.
No prerequisites.
Fee: $105 ($95 NCBG members)

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