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Botanical Illustration and Folded Books

Presented by Western Hills Garden at Western Hills Garden, Occidental CA

Jun 24
Botanical Illustration and Folded Books

Make a small folded book with a painted botanical illustration with Bay Area book illustrator, Miriam Klein Stahl.

In this workshop we’ll create simple sculptural folded books to be filled with illustrations inspired by the lush plants, shrubs, flowers, and trees at Western Hills Garden. Participants will learn the tools and materials to properly fold and glue a small book, filling it with drawings of specimens found on site. Guided by prompts in observation and mark-making, the artwork generated can include drawing and / or watercolor. No experience necessary. Beginners are welcome!


$75. All material included.

Snacks, cold drinks, and coffee/tea served.



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Instructor Bio:   Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator, activist, and the New York Times-bestselling illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public projects, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she’s taught art since 1995. As an artist, she follows in a tradition of making socially relevant work, creating portraits of political activists, misfits, and changemakers. As an educator, she has dedicated her teaching practice to address equity through the lens of the arts. Her work has been widely exhibited and reproduced internationally. Most recently, over 200 of her papercut portraits were exhibited in the exhibition, Hella Feminist and collected by Oakland Museum of California.

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Western Hills Garden

16250 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, CA 95465

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