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Online botanical art course

Offered by Gaynor Dickeson

The course is suitable for everyone wanting to develop and improve their abilities in this field of art.  You will;

·      Learn to observe botanical detail in plants and know what to look for.

·      Learn to put down on paper what you have seen.

·      Compose and draw plants in an attractive and informative way.

·      Learn about the impact of tonal value and form in painting.

·      Gain more understanding of your chosen media - watercolour or coloured pencil, but also graphite and pen and ink.

·      Complete by the end of the course at least:

o   One botanical picture in graphite.

o   A pen and ink drawing in your chosen style.

o   A botanical picture incorporating graphie and colour.

o   One fruit and vegetable study in colour.

o   Two full compositions of a flowering plant and a fruit and vegetable arrangement.

Each of the six modules in the course is sent via a dropbox link with an assignment at the end of each one. High resolution scans or photographs of the assignments are sent to me and a detailed and constructive feedback is then returned with the link to the next module. 

Each module contains several tutorials and from the second module onwards there are links to some of my videos demonstrating technique. The course is expected to take no longer than 18 months, but can generally be completed in under this time, depending upon the amount of time given to it. However, botanical art is a slow art form and I don't suggest rushing it.

The course is ongoing, but I limit the numbers enrolled at any one time to ensure each person gets individual attention.

Meets Online. Individual with tutor.
Instructor Gaynor Dickeson
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue Online
Fee £460
Gaynor Dickeson
UK

Botanical Basics Online Subscription Program

Offered by DrawBotanical.com

These 30-minute instructional meditations will support a routine of practice with a minimal time commitment. This course is designed to build confidence in your core drawing skills, increase your set of techniques and encourage a relaxed time to create

Read details here: https://www.drawbotanical.com/botanical-basics-course-overview/

Meets Work anytime at your own pace
Instructor Wendy Hollender
Format Demonstration, Discussion
Venue Online Program work where ever you are!
Contact Wendy Hollender
Phone: 917-607-7366
Email: info@drawbotanical.com
Fee $200 yearly or $20 monthly
Wendy Hollender
USA

The Practice of Botanical Drawing - Online Subscription Program

Offered by DrawBotanical.com

Step-by-step guidance and visual instruction using colored pencil and watercolor pencil. Study natures forms, patterns and colors throughout the year using seasonal botanical subjects.

View complete syllabus and enrollment details here: http://www.drawbotanical.com/course/complete-course-the-practice-of-botanical-drawing/

Meets Online program. Work whenever you want. Once a month Monday night webinar group critique
Instructor Wendy Hollender
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion
Venue Online program, where ever you have internet access!
Contact Wendy Hollender
Phone: 917-607-7366
Email: info@drawbotanical.com
Website:DrawBotanical.com
Fee $400 per year or $40 monthly
Wendy Hollender
USA

Distance Learning

Offered by Mindy Lighthipe

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. I offer online art classes designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art.


Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.


I am currently offering 3 classses: Foundation Drawing, Drawing the Beauty of Plants and  The Wonderful Watercolor. Classes start on September 20, 2017. For a more detailed description visit: http://www.mindylighthipe.com/online-art-classes/

Meets Once a week class lessons are uploaded onto a password protected webpage.
Instructor Mindy Lighthipe
Format Demonstration
Venue Online
Address http://www.mindylighthipe.com/online-art-classes/
Contact Mindy Lighthipe 352-226-0949 Mlighthipe@mac.com http://www.mindylighthipe.com/online-art-classes/
Fee $129 - $179
Mindy Lighthipe
USA

Botanical art workshop holiday

Offered by Gaynor Dickeson

The botanical art holiday will be a mixture of botanical art teaching every morning, with five local trips planned for the afternoons and experiencing the cuisine of the Dordogne area of France.

The holiday includes airport transfers from either Limoges or Bergerac airports to Le Manoir, a marvellously restored manor house in St Sulpice. 

But of course, you will be more interested in the botanical art teaching than you will your surroundings, although they are superb. You will:

  • Choose your own subject,
  • Design your composition
  • Do a clean line drawing of your design
  • Create a tonal study as reference
  • Paint your picture using the medium you prefer.

I will be there to help you all the way.

You arrive on Saturday and early on Sunday you will start on your artwork. The number of students will be restricted, therefore I will demonstrate as necessary at each stage and in your chosen medium - either watercolour or coloured pencil. Where needed, each person will also have periods of individual tuition.

In the afternoons, although excursions are planned, my time will be divided between those who choose to carry on painting and want my guidance, and the trips. 

For more information, please look at my website. 

Meets Daily, Saturday to Saturday
Instructor Gaynor Dickeson
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Tour
Venue Le Manoir
Address 41 Le Bourg
Contact https://gaynorsflora.com/tuition-2/exclusive-botanical-art-painting-holiday-at-le-manoir-in-france/
Fee £2550 non-sharing, £2000 sharing a twin room with another artist willing to share.
Gaynor Dickeson
24800 Saint-Sulpice-d'Excideuil, Dordogne France

Autumn Leaves in Colored Pencil

Offered by Helen Byers

Celebrate the colors of fall by drawing a single autumn leaf in all its glory. Instruction will cover a technique of drawing in layers using colored pencil and watercolor pencil to achieve botanical accuracy, rich color, and fine detail.

Meets Sunday, October 1, 10 AM-4 PM
Instructor Helen Byers
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Address 11 French Drive
Contact education@towerhillbg.org, towerhillbg.org, 508.869.6111
Fee $70 M / $80 NM
Helen Byers
Boylston, MA USA

Larger Than Life

Offered by The Botanical Artists of Southern California BAGSC

Whilst it's great to have the skills to be able to paint something we have just picked from the garden, as we become more experienced as artists we start to look at the challenge of different ways to portray plants accurately. This three-day course with Martin Allen looks at how to take digital reference photographs and use them to enlarge small parts of plants to create an exciting new image. Martin will cover how to take useful photographs and the practical challenges of translating that photograph into a realistic image on paper using a straight-forward painting technique that can easily be refined with practice.

Meets Tuesday to Thursday, Daily 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Instructor Martin J. Allen
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Address 301 N Baldwin Avenue
Contact judemwiesenfeld@gmail.com
Fee ASBA members $250 USD
Martin J. Allen
Arcadia, California USA

Botanical Art: Guided Studio Time: Section A

Offered by Mt. Cuba Center
Enjoy drawing and painting in the company of others in a relaxed, supportive environment. Begin a new work of art, continue working on pieces already started, or simply refresh your drawing skills in this dedicated studio time. Explore a variety of techniques and mediums used in creating botanical art while the instructor provides individualized direction. All levels of experience are welcome! 
 
Bring art materials you are familiar with and are comfortable using: watercolor, graphite, or colored pencil.
Meets Five Thursdays, November 2 to December 7, 2017 (no class November 23)
Instructor Margaret Saylor
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue Mt. Cuba Center
Address 3120 Barley Mill Road
Contact 302-239-8807; education@mtcubacenter.org; https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=174ART123A
Fee $190
Margaret Saylor
Hockessin, DE USA

Master Class to Paint Heritage Apples

Offered by Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE)

Anne-Marie Evans returns to Falls Church, VA, for the 10th consecutive year. We have two spots left in this popular and very-well-attended class. We meet in a large room and each student has a full table.

Anne-Marie will guide us in creating a painting of a heritage/heirloom apple. If you wish you may begin drawings ahead of time so you have more time to concentrate on painting. We will provide apples with leaves and some of the branches to those who need them. Virginia is a great apple-growing state and there are quite a few orchards specializing in heritage fruits.

Anne-Marie concentrates on developing a strong composition and then on creating a three-dimensional painting. She constantly roams the classroom, from student to student, helping them resolve their particular problems. She is truly a hands-on teacher and I always feel as if I have had a private class because of the special attention.  Students are rarely able to complete a painting during a one-week class, but everyone learns a lot. 

Contact us for more details, including a supply list.

Meets Mon-Fri, Nov 6 - Nov 10, 10 am to 3 pm
Instructor Anne-Marie Evans
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue Columbia Baptist Church, Room 100
Address 103 West Columbia St.
Contact Bonnie Driggers, baee.info@gmail.com, https://botanical-art.baeecorp.org/contact-us/
Fee $650
Anne-Marie Evans
Falls Church, VA 22046 USA

Seedpods and Gourds in Colored Pencil

Offered by Helen Byers

Back by popular demand! In this workshop, gorgeous gourds and dry seedpods will be your inspiration. Join us to draw in fine detail, using layers of colored pencil and watercolor pencil on white or toned paper. Demos, tips, and personalized instruction. Some drawing experience helpful.

Meets Sundays, November 12 & 19, 10 AM-4 PM
Instructor Helen Byers
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Address 11 French Drive
Contact education@towerhillbg.org, towerhillbg.org, 508.869.6111
Fee $135 M / $150 NM
Helen Byers
Boylston, MA USA

Costa Rica- An Artistic Adventure Tour

Offered by Mindy Lighthipe

Join MIndy Lighthipe for a 10 day Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica. Participants will travel through Costa Rica visiting botanical gardens, research stations, and wildlife rehabilition centers. This is an upclose tour that focuses on learning to take proper field sketching, color notes and research photography to complete paintings during and after the tour. Each location has been carefully hand selected by Mindy Lighthipe to take you behind the scenes to conservation areas that are protected and off the beaten path. Each day there is a guided tour with a local expert as well as demonstration by Mindy. There is ample time to draw, paint and photograph at your leisure as well as take in the fantastic locations visited.  Artists, Photographers and anyone interested in going on this trip are welcome. This is an opportunity to travel where the rainforest is your classroom. All levels welcome!

Meets 10 days
Instructor Mindy Lighthipe
Format Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture, Tour
Venue Costa Rica
Address Starting at the San Jose International Airport in Costa Rica
Contact Mindy Lighthipe 352-226-0949 Mlighthipe@mac.com http://www.mindylighthipe.com/online-art-classes/
Fee $3,349 + airfare
Mindy Lighthipe
San Jose, Costa Rica, Sarapiqui Costa Rica

Botanical Art: Guided Studio Time: Section B

Offered by Mt. Cuba Center
Enjoy drawing and painting in the company of others in a relaxed, supportive environment. Begin a new work of art, continue working on pieces already started, or simply refresh your drawing skills in this dedicated studio time. Explore a variety of techniques and mediums used in creating botanical art while the instructor provides individualized direction. All levels of experience are welcome! 
 
Bring art materials you are familiar with and are comfortable using: watercolor, graphite, or colored pencil.
Meets Five Thursdays, March 1 to 29, 2018; 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor Margaret Saylor
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue Mt. Cuba Center
Address 3120 Barley Mill Road
Contact 302-239-8807; education@mtcubacenter.org; https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=181ART123B
Fee $190
Margaret Saylor
Hockessin, DE USA

Botanical Art Series: Learning to Draw Spring Wildflowers

Offered by Mt. Cuba Center
Discover the fascinating details of spring wildflowers in this relaxed, beginner-level class. Develop basic drawing skills through observing and sketching a variety of flowers, leaves, and branches from our unique collections. Explore line, shape, and form, and follow up with instructor demonstrations. Plenty of exercises will give you confidence in drawing the first flowers of spring. No previous art experience needed.
 
This course is part of the Botanical Art Series.
Meets Four Thursdays, April 12 to May 3, 2018; 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor Margaret Saylor
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue Mt. Cuba Center
Address 3120 Barley Mill Road
Contact 302-239-8807; education@mtcubacenter.org; https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=182ART107
Fee $150
Margaret Saylor
Hockessin, DE USA

Botanical Art Series: Wildflowers in Color

Offered by Mt. Cuba Center
Bring yourself to the next level with drawing native wildflowers from Mt. Cuba Center’s unique collections. Continue to learn basic botanical drawing skills, such as composition, scale, and perspective, while introducing simple color techniques that add another dimension to your work. A series of step-by step exercises, instructor demonstrations, and one-on-one feedback sessions provide a strong foundation in botanical drawing. Students may work in watercolor or colored pencil.
 
This course is part of the Botanical Art Series.
Meets Four Thursdays, May 10 - 31, 2018; 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor Margaret Saylor
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue Mt. Cuba Center
Address 3120 Barley Mill Road
Contact 302-239-8807; education@mtcubacenter.org; https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=182ART124
Fee $150
Margaret Saylor
Hockessin, DE USA

Botanical Art Series: Putting It All Together

Offered by Mt. Cuba Center
Continue to refine your botanical drawing and composition skills using color theory and exercises that reinforce botanical accuracy. Explore painterly techniques such as dry brush or watercolor washes that enhance your individual style while remaining true to the tenets of botanical drawing. Sketch, compose, and execute a finished piece applying the skills learned in all three sections.
 
This course is part of the Botanical Art Series.
Meets Four Thursdays, June 7 - 28, 2018; 10 am - 1 pm
Instructor Margaret Saylor
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue Mt. Cuba Center
Address 3120 Barley Mill Road
Contact 302-239-8807; education@mtcubacenter.org; https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=182ART125
Fee $150
Margaret Saylor
Hockessin, DE USA