Carol Till unwraps a print for RARE Imperiled Plants of Colorado, a traveling exhibition of Colorado Rare Plants. The exhibit debuted at the Denver Botanic Gardens and ran from March 7 to May 17. The exhibit is scheduled to appear in Steamboat Springs, at the Steamboat Art Museum, from May 23 until Sept. 30. A three-day workshop focused on plant illustration is Friday through Sunday at Yampa River Botanic Park.

Photo by John F. Russell

Carol Till unwraps a print for RARE Imperiled Plants of Colorado, a traveling exhibition of Colorado Rare Plants. The exhibit debuted at the Denver Botanic Gardens and ran from March 7 to May 17. The exhibit is scheduled to appear in Steamboat Springs, at the Steamboat Art Museum, from May 23 until Sept. 30. A three-day workshop focused on plant illustration is Friday through Sunday at Yampa River Botanic Park.

Plant illustrator to host local workshop

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— Steamboat Art Museum and certified botanical illustrator Barbara Flowers will host a botanical illustration workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the new Trillium House at Yampa River Botanic Park.

Flowers will focus on skills of observation and realistic drawing with graphite and colored pencils, according to the workshop description. Line drawing, shading and perspective, texture, detail, color mixing, and building and burnishing color will be covered, as students practice on small plants and complete a small plate.

Cost for the three-day workshop is $200; there is a $75 materials fee, or participants may supply their own materials.

The workshop coincides with the museum's presentation of "RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado," a project of the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists that includes 40 contemporary illustrations of rare plants from the state. The show will be on display at Steamboat Art Museum through Sept. 30 before it continues its tour of the state.

For more information or to register, call the museum at 870-1755.

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