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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

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Flowers From the Inside Out - Botanical Illustration

Friday July 7 – 9:00am

This summer, be inspired by nature and the beauty of the land @ BMoCA!

Presenting three, multi-week classes in conjunction with BMoCA’s summer exhibition agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land.* Class held onsite in BMoCA’s stunning classroom event space, with lots of natural light. (Where indicated, some classes will be held offsite.)

Class Description:
As blossoms bend and turn, as petals spiral out to open fully, shapes and sizes “appear” to shift. Yet often, when you draw “what you see”, it doesn’t look right. Learn how to accurately “see” and “record” these visual abstractions. Starting with demonstrations and drawing exercises you will practice the techniques needed to artistically deconstruct and reconstruct several flower types. Individual attention and in-class exercises and work time provide the guidance to produce pages of wonderful flower portraits in graphite.
Materials not included.

Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt
Marjorie Leggitt is an award-winning professional science illustrator based in Boulder, Colorado. Specializing in traditional and digital illustration for professional journals, education-based publications and museum exhibits, she also creates art for commercial clients.

A self-taught artist, Marjorie began her career dissecting and illustrating Australian land snails at Chicago’s Field Museum but soon returned to her passion – drawing plants. While illustrating the first of many botanical field guides, she was contracted by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to collaborate with Dr. Kirk Johnson, world-renown paleobotanist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, to visually recreate extinct floras for 7 permanent exhibits. These illustrations continue as the “standard” for prehistoric flora research.

*agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land is on view at BMoCA and Longmont Museum, June 8-Oct 1, 2023. This multi-venue exhibition features 15 artists working in diverse media, creating place-based and site responsive works in collaboration with the Longmont Museums and multiple Boulder County farms. This exhibition will explore historical and current issues related to farming in Colorado.