Date(s) - 18/Apr/2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall)
An illustrated introduction to the history and techniques of European botanical illustration in watercolour talk – Elizabeth Mancini
Included will be works by renowned scientific illustrators from the golden age of botanical art as well as contemporary artists who have been ushering this evolving art form into a new global renaissance. Examples of my own and the works of my students with an introduction to the process of producing a botanical illustration will be featured followed by a short Q & A.
Elizabeth Mancini graduated with a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 1991 followed by an internship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. While living in England in the early 2000s she completed further studies in Botanical Painting at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, England.
On her return to Canada Elizabeth developed and taught classes in Botanical Illustration which she taught at Emily Carr University of Art & Design from 2007 to 2017. In 2010 Elizabeth started VERSMALLSTUDIO where she continues to teach small, intimate classes to interested students of all levels, including complete beginners.
Tea and cookies will be served from 7 to 7:30 pm. There will be opportunity for plant identification.