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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

Scientific Illustration in Pen, Ink and Scratchboard

Offered by Scientific Illustration Distance Program

Pen and Ink is a staple for scientific illustrators. This class gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself to proficiency. Pen and ink, crowquill, line and wash techniques, composition, scratchboard, anatomy, professional practices, final projects. This course includes handouts; tutorials; live video conferencing; and email. Beginning and intermediate students.

Meets Mondays, 1:00 or 7:00pm EST, on-line, Jan.8-Mar. 12, 2017
Instructor Gretchen Kai Halpert
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion
Venue Online
Contact ghalpert@stny.rr.com; www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com
Fee 900 USD
Gretchen Kai Halpert
USA

Scientific Illustration in Graphite

Offered by Scientific Illustration Distance Program

How do you take a three-dimensional object and translate it on to a two-dimensional plane? This course offers: basic scientific illustration drawing skills in graphite; perspective, proportion; value; textures; introduction to pen and ink; scientific conventions; lighting; transfering and scanning. It includes handouts; tutorials; live video conferencing; and email. Beginning and intermediate students. This is Session I of the Scientific Illustration Distance Program. Students may take a single ten-week session or enroll in the full program. www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com

Meets On-line, Tuesdays, 1:00 or 7:00pm EST
Instructor Gretchen Kai Halpert
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Lecture
Venue Online
Contact ghalpert@stny.rr.com; www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com
Fee 900 USD
Gretchen Kai Halpert
USA

Botanical Notebook: Sketching in the Conservatories

Offered by Helen Byers

Banish the shivers and bask in the "tropics"! Join us for a day sketching plants in the glorious Limonaia and Orangerie. With guidance from Helen, work in your choice of media—pencil, colored pencil, ink, and/or watercolor—to record your close observations in detail. Helen will explain and demonstrate techniques involved in keeping a botanical notebook that's personal, artful, and informative. A list of recommended supplies will be sent to registrants. All levels. To see galleries of Helen's work and slideshows from her courses, visit helenbyers.com.

Meets Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10 AM–4 PM
Instructor Helen Byers
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Address 11 French Drive
Contact Gayle Holland, 508-869-6111, ext. 124, registrar@towerhillbg.org
Fee $80 M / $90 NM
Helen Byers
Boylston, MA USA

ON LOCATION: The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Coconut Grove, FL

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Join Sarah Roche at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Florida. Draw on the grounds of the stunning Kampong historic home and garden, where the climate of the southeast shore of Florida allows tropical species to flourish. Explore rudiments of form from live specimens as you work in graphite studies, then add color with watercolors. All abilities are welcome! Fee includes class instruction plus 4 lunches and a visit to a local botanic garden. Travel, accommodations, other food, and expenses not included. Kampong dormitory accommodations may be arranged on a first-come basis. For those arriving on Sunday, January 21, a gathering will be arranged. Contact the Friends office for details.
Meets 5 days: Monday, January 22 - Friday, January 26, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor Sarah Roche
Format Demonstration, Hands-on, Tour
Venue The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Coconut Grove, FL
Address 4013 S. Douglas Road
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends or NTBG Members $515 / Non-Members $615
Sarah Roche
Coconut Grove, FL USA

Roots and Leaves on Vellum and Watercolor Paper

Offered by BAGSC

* a full class description will follow

Roots and Leaves on Vellum and Watercolor Paper- Vellum sample will be available to purchase. This class is available to BAGSC members and non-members alike. The Saga Motor Hotel in Pasadena is suggested for out of town attendees (626) 795-0431.

Meets Wednesday to Friday, Feb 7 -9, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Instructor Denise Walser-Kolar
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Address 1151 Oxford Road
Contact judemwiesenfeld@gmail.com
Fee $300 members/ $350 non-members
Denise Walser-Kolar
San Marino, CA 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 Studies in Graphite

Offered by Helen Byers

Join us in this one-day workshop to refine your drawing skills. Choose a subject from Helen's collection of treasures—maybe a bit of bark or lichen, a dry leaf or seedpod, a small cone—and draw it in detail. We'll explore the exciting possibilities of using graphite to render a full range of neutral tones and textures. Individualized instruction, demos, and helpful tips. A list of recommended supplies will be sent to registrants. All levels. To see galleries of Helen's work and slideshows from her courses, visit helenbyers.com.

Meets Sunday, February 18, 2018, 10 AM–4 PM
Instructor Helen Byers
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Address 11 French Drive
Contact Gayle Holland, 508-869-6111, ext. 124, registrar@towerhillbg.org
Fee $80 M / $90 NM
Helen Byers
Boylston, MA USA

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

Fun with Fibonacci: Botanical Drawing

Offered by Helen Byers

What do a pinecone, a seashell, and a galaxy have in common? The Fibonacci spiral! It's one of the wonders of nature, based on a mathematical sequence of numbers. In this course, Helen will guide you in making detailed studies in colored pencil or graphite of a plant subject that incorporates the pattern. It might be a cone, a thistle, a succulent, or a particular fruit or vegetable. A list of recommended supplies and suggested subjects will be sent to registrants. Daily demos and individualized instruction. Intermediate and advanced levels. To see galleries of Helen's work and slideshows from her courses, visit helenbyers.com.

Meets Tuesday–Thursday, March 13–15, 2018, 10 AM–4 PM daily
Instructor Helen Byers
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Address 11 French Drive
Contact Gayle Holland, 508-869-6111, ext. 124, registrar@towerhillbg.org
Fee $200 M / $220 NM
Helen Byers
Boylston, MA 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

Pen and Ink Drawing of the Aristolochiaceae

Offered by BAGSC

* full class description to follow

Pen and Ink Drawing of the Aristolochiaceae that will include a botanical talk on the subject. The Saga Motor Hotel in Pasadena gives a discount to "out of towners" for

BAGSC (626) 795-0431.
 

Meets Thursday to Saturday, May 10 - 12, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Instructor Lesley Randall
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue The Oak Room at the L.A. Arboretum
Address 301 Baldwin Ave. N.
Contact judemwiesenfeld@gmail.com
Fee $300 members/ $350 non-members
Lesley Randall
Arcadia, CA 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