The DC Sketchers class from Capitol Hill Arts Workshop visited the US Botanic Garden on a chilly Saturday, 11/06/2010. Five students met at the entrance at 10am to share coffee and introductions.
Kent introduced the morning's introductory exercise - blind contour drawing. We began by focusing on and recording the fascinating edges in our wrinkled palms and proceeded to observing the varied edges in the variety of plants and flowers in the Garden.
Students found the relaxing atmosphere especially suited for the meditative nature of blind contour drawing, with beautiful plants and flowers, trickling water features and soothing music. They were also challenged by drawing in public with the curious eyes of roaming tourists.