Saturday, August 22, 2020

Learn how easy it is to draw garden flowers!

Learn How to Draw Dogwoods
With Heidi Sandecki, Botanical Artist


In part IV of her Botanical Art series for Greenwood Gardens, artist and educator Heidi Sandecki teaches us how to draw a cluster of dogwood flowers in easy-to-follow steps.

Heidi Sandecki is a visual artist who simultaneously traverses the field of graphic design and the world of botanical fine art. Her love of botanicals was cultivated at a young age when she spent summers at her grandparents' farm in Roxbury, New York and gained years of gardening experience helping tend her mother’s vast rose and vegetable garden in Allendale, New Jersey. 
 
Heidi holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and an Exhibiting Member of both the Essex Water Color Club and the New Jersey Watercolor Society. Heidi currently works as an adjunct professor within the Graphic Design program for such institutions as Seton Hall University and Caldwell University and is an instructor in the Adult School Department of the Montclair Public Library and the Morris Museum.

“My goal is to encourage a visceral connection with nature through teaching botanical art drawing,” writes Heidi. “This can hopefully remind us to appreciate how fragile our environment can be from moment to moment."