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Workshop: Illustrating the Kingdom Fungi with Emily Underwood

About Workshop: Illustrating the Kingdom Fungi with Emily Underwood

In this workshop we will draw inspiration from the Museum’s special exhibit, Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi, and illustrate mushrooms from freshly foraged as well as desiccated specimens. After some basic drawing warm-up, we will go over techniques for illustrating mushrooms in pen-and-ink, watercolor, and colored pencils. Most of the time will be spent working on illustrations with help from the instructor. Materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring any drawing/painting materials you have.

All experience levels are welcome. Youth under the age of 16 need to attend with an adult. Light refreshments will be provided.

Materials provided:
Desiccated mushroom samples
Fresh, locally foraged mushrooms
Colored pencils
Ink pens
Science Illustration of Mushrooms Handout

About the artist: Emily Underwood is a graduate of Cal State Monterey Bay’s Scientific Illustration program and has degrees in Geology from UC Santa Cruz and Oregon State University. Her work has appeared in museums, art exhibits, interpretive panels, books, magazines and journal articles. By creating art she engages with the remarkable landscapes of California and the natural processes taking place on them.
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