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Botanical Illustration in Joshua Tree National Park

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Botanical illustration has played an important role in the history of botany. Illustrations have made it possible for explorers and botanists to share their discoveries with the public. In the past, the construction of and the printing of botanical illustrations was a collaborative effort between botanists, draftsmen, engravers, colorists, and printers. Today botanical illustration continues to play an important role in the plant sciences. Contemporary botanical illustrators contribute daily to the fields of education and science communication. Examples of their work can be found on interpretive panels at national parks, nature centers, gardens, zoos, and cultural and heritage sites. Their work can also be found in printed materials such as textbooks, journal articles, field guides and brochures. Learn more about botanical illustration and how to use it to document your visit to Joshua Tree National Park. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn how to sketch what they see and learn how to give three-dimensional form to their sketches. Participants will also learn how they can turn their sketches into a finished image.

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Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, Palm Springs & Coachella Valley, Las Vegas Area, Death Valley, Ridgecrest & Northern Mojave, Anza-Borrego, Imperial Valley, S. CA Deserts