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Virtual Visiting Artist: Illustrating Characteristics of Leaves in Colored Pencil

With Wei-Ting Chi, Botanical Artist, NCBG Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate Program Graduate


Join us for a 2-day virtual workshop! 


Dates: Saturdays, October 8 and 15

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. ET

Fee: $135 ($122 for NCBG Members)



In this 2-day workshop, Wei-Ting will share with you how to observe a leaf and note its characteristics, and use colored pencils to create realism in different types of leaves. Learn to render leaves using both dry and wet colored pencil applications. Learn a variety of colored pencil techniques including layering, tonal gradation, burnishing, blending, embossing, and more. Practice your new skills on green and autumn leaves as well as waxy and fuzzy leaves.

The workshop format will include demonstration, hands-on practice time, discussion, and critique. Pre-recorded videos and step by step drawings will offer demonstrations that you can turn back to time and time again.





The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration is open through 10/7/2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)



About the artist

Wei-Ting Chi is a botanical artist currently residing in Taipei, Taiwan. She studied Botany in college and was fascinated by the diversity of plants and the scientific illustrations in plant morphology textbooks. During that time, painting was only one of her hobbies. She moved to Durham, NC with her husband in 2014, and decided to expand her painting hobby with her botany background. She enrolled in the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in 2015, and graduated in 2018. From this program, she experienced the overwhelming joy in creating botanical art, and that became her motivation to keep exploring the world of nature and art! She returned to Taiwan in 2020, and started to hold workshops and classes in Taipei. To view her current artworks follow her on Facebook and Instagram at 


This course will be offered using Zoom meetings. Additional course content, including handouts and pre-recorded demonstrations, will be shared via email.

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Adult Programs Cancellation and Refund Policy

If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or has been filled prior to receipt of your payment, you will be notified and your payment will be refunded in full. Students who cancel seven or more days in advance of the start of a course will receive an 80 percent refund. Thereafter, the registration fee is forfeited. If there are extenuating circumstances, allowances can be made at the discretion of the Director of Education. The full cancellation and refund policy for adult education programs is available here.