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Botanical Illustration of Desert Flora

Friday, April 12, 2013
  8–10 p.m.

Location: Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx, Baker
Category: Enrichment


Drawing and composition skills that assist in understanding form, function and identification of native plants; botanical terms; demonstration of techniques in pencil, pen and watercolor, followed by a discussion on the relative merits of schematic and interpretive illustration. Fieldwork stresses how art and scientific skills work together.

Notes: This field study is based at the Desert Studies Center (of California State University) located within the Preserve at Soda Springs (Zzyzx), about a three-hour drive from Riverside. The course fee includes two nights' lodging at the Center (dormitory rooms & some couples rooms), and meals starting with breakfast Saturday through lunch on Sunday. Participants will be sent information via email about the Center and what to bring with them. High clearance or 4WD vehicles are desirable but not required. Visitors not permitted.

Schedule:Fri. 8-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Apr. 12, 13 & 14

Instructor: Donald Davidson

Credit: 1 unit

Textbook:Recommended (optional): "Mojave Desert Wildflowers: A Field Guide to the Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert," Pam McKay ISBN: 9780762711628

Enroll online or contact Student Services at (951) 827-4105 or toll-free (800) 442-4990. Refer to Section 124−CPF−F61 .



Additional Information: Botanical Illustration of Desert Flora

Open to: General Public
Admission: Entry Charge: $325 Discounts Available
Sponsor: UCR Extension

Contact Information:
Linda Coco
(951) 827-5804