Botanical Drawing Classes Return

Botanical Graphic 1 OrigThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer Botanical Drawing classes on four Tuesdays in June and July. Weather permitting, the classes will be held outside in the Hoffman Gardens.

Led by Dorota Haber-Lehigh, the instruction is designed for students 18 and up, and all skill levels are welcome. Classes will be held Jun. 28, July 5, 19 and 26, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Tuition will be $80 for the series, or $25 drop in fee. Basic materials will be provided, or students may bring their own. Drawing supplies may be purchased from Haber-Lehigh for $5 per session or $15 for the series.

Students will earn the fundamentals of botanical drawing using pencils, color pencils and other dry media to portray accurate shapes and master shading techniques to create three-dimensional effects.

Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, linguist and a forager with a passion for native plants. She lives in Seaside and is the author of two coloring/reading books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal Pacific Northwest” and “Native Berries of the Coastal Pacific Northwest.”

Her email is:, Her website is

Interested persons can register for the classes on-line at



“Wine and Weed” the Hoffman Gardens

IMG_5868The next “Wine and Weed” event is on Thursday, June 11. Please join us for some weeding, gravel hauling and community from 4-6.

Call Karen Babbitt with any questions. Hope you can make it for some beverages and snacks!


Can you join our backup crew? Berm Buddies need some help to cover vacations, etc. …substitutes will be appreciated! Help us keep the garden looking great!

Call or email Jan Layne to be added to the list…