DC Sketchers @ Bartholdi Park – US Botanic Garden

By Kent Gay on July 9, 2011

DC Sketchers visited the U.S. Botanic Garden to concentrate our study of contour drawing – reviewing blind contour and trying our hand at modified contour.

We escaped the hot sun under the protection of some trees in Bartholdi Park. We also avoided the 4th of July weekend crowds.

The park is one of DC’s hidden jems, with Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s Fountain, now being renovated (See images below).

Take a look at the students’ impressive work. Everyone improved in the sensitivity and confidence of their observation skills.

And take a look at one of the student’s blog entries from last week at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market.

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