Lillian Melcher, whose breathtaking illustrations grace the pages of The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, discusses how the explorers of old recorded the botanical specimens they found while fording river rapids and climbing mountain tops! Then you will experiment with color and layering using a similar, rewarding technique to make extremely detailed impressions of leaves and flowers from the Garden. Go home with an exquisite record of your visit to NYBG.
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Earlier Event: April 19Andrea Wulf and Lillian Melcher at the New York Botanical Garden
Later Event: April 22Sourcing Special Collections: How to Use Rare Materials in Illustration