by Jill Berry, posted by Deb Shaw

Magnolia, by Cristina Baltayian, colored pencil, © 2011, all rights reserved

Magnolia, by Cristina Baltayian, colored pencil, © 2011, all rights reserved

Cristina Baltayian’s popular Colored Pencil classes are now also being held on Saturday, and she is now offering a Colored Pencil class for children, so plan on coming to the Arboretum and enjoying a beautiful day!!! Jill

USING COLORED PENCILS in Botanical Art (Adults)
Cristina Baltayian, Instructor
At the Arboretum, 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
Held in the Conference Room in the main administration building

Saturdays, 2012 from 10am – 4pm (includes lunch break)

August 18
September 15
October 13
(No class in Nov.)
December 15

This class will explore flowers, fruits, vegetables and more, using colored pencils techniques to get beautiful, painterly results.

$  95  Arboretum members per Saturday
$115  Non-members per Saturday
Pre-registration required; please call 626.821.4623 or email Jill.

Cristina  Baltayian has a background in drawing (graphite, charcoal, pen and ink), two-dimensional design, watercolor, and colored pencils. Her work has been shown at Filoli, the Los Angeles County Arboretum, and Chapman University. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California.

  • A supply list will be provided upon registration.
  • You may bring your lunch or purchase it at the Peacock Café.

Cristina Baltayian, Instructor
This class for children ages 9-13 will use pencils to develop observation and fine motor skills, focusing on color mixing and drawing techniques while using objects from nature and everyday life.

4  Thursdays:
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
3:30pm  –  5:30pm

Minimum 5 children, Maximum 10
10% discount for siblings

$145  Arboretum members per month
$160 Non-members per month
Please call the Class Registration number at 626.821.4623 to register.

In addition to the art background described above, Cristina has taught art classes in private schools to elementary and high school students.