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Intersections Lecture - Botanical Gardens Through Glass
Offered byDenver Botanic Gardens

These talks by artists, scientists, community members and thought leaders explore a wide range of topics highlighting the junctions of art and science. Lectures are typically 30-45 minutes followed by discussion. Hear from 2023 Land Line Artist in Residence Yojiro Imasaka about his time at Denver Botanic Gardens and learn about his choice to use a 19th Century method of photography in today’s digital era. 


https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=5321


Meets On
Wednesday, Jan 10, 6:00-7:30 PM (MT)
InstructorYoji Imasaka
FormatLecture
VenueZoom
Address
Contact720-865-3670
Fee$10 member, $12 non-member
Imasaka, Yoji
Online
Drawing from Nature & Culture: Stones, Bones, Pods, & Pots
Offered byGhost Ranch Education & Retreat Center

Amid the spectacular desert setting of Ghost Ranch, NM (former home of Georgia O'Keeffe), join Helen Byers in this exciting workshop in natural history drawing. Helen's demonstrations and personalized instruction will guide you in realistic drawing techniques in 3 media: graphite, ink, and charcoal. You'll be inspired by biological, geological, and botanical specimens, as well as cultural artifacts from the Ghost Ranch Museums of Anthropology and Paleontology. Your goal may not (yet?) be to become a scientific illustrator, but that's okay. Either way, your drawing skills will improve!

The first week, we'll explore the range of effects that may be achieved with each drawing medium and technique. We'll take a look at classical art and illustration precedents, along with modern ones. The second week, you may choose to focus on mastering one medium and technique, or to explore each of them more. Evenings and the weekend of January 20-21 will offer free time to continue working, explore the Ranch or nearby areas, or enjoy group activities. At the end of the second week, we will share our work in a group show.

All levels welcome; some drawing experience helpful. Space will be limited.

A Materials List will be provided.


Meets On
All day Monday-Friday, January 15-19 and 22-27, 2024 (Check-in date: January 14, 3 PM; Check-out date: January 28, 10 AM)
InstructorHelen Byers
FormatCritique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture, Tour
VenueGhost Ranch Education & Retreat Center
Address
Abiquiu, NM 87510 USA
Contacthttps://www.ghostranch.org/program/drawing-from-nature-culture-stones-bones-pods-pots-with-helen-byers-g240134/
Fee$1200 tuition + $588 food & lodging (see options on registration form)
Byers, Helen
New Mexico, USA
Botany for Botanical Illustrators
Offered byDenver Botanic Gardens

What is the difference between a carpel and a pistil? Your botanical art improves when you understand the science of your subjects. Put away your pencils for this enlightening class designed specifically for students of botanical illustration. Learn plant morphology through detailed instruction and supporting visuals. Take a close look at plant forms and learn to recognize botanical details to make your drawings more accurate and realistic.


https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?item=3951&sch=295463


Meets On
Tuesday, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20 & 27, 5:00-7:30 PM (MT)
InstructorDr. Melissa Islam
FormatDiscussion, Hands-on, Lecture
VenueZoom
Address
Contact720-865-3670
Fee$315 member, $375 non-member
Islam, Melissa
Online
Nature Journaling: Winter's Hidden Treasures
Offered byDenver Botanic Gardens

An artist’s nature journal documents the beauty of nature in a unique and personal format. Nature journals can be filled with scientific observations, pressed leaves or imaginative drawings and notes. Students receive a set of prompts for nature walks that highlight seasonal themes and encourage intimate connection with nature. Discover what plants and animals are at work in our neighborhoods and capture the seasons by using expressive linework and a changing color palette. 


https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?item=5424&sch=300760


Meets On
Monday, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 & Mar 4, 1:00-4:00 PM (MT)
InstructorSarah Pedry
FormatDiscussion, Hands-on
VenueZoom
Address
Contact720-865-3670
Fee$ 235 member, $280 non-member
Pedry, Sarah
Online
Intersections Lecture: The Story of my Gardens
Offered byDenver Botanic Gardens

These talks by artists, scientists, community members and thought leaders explore a wide range of topics highlighting the junctions of art and science. Lectures are typically 30-45 minutes followed by discussion. Join 2023 Land Line Artist in Residence Aisha Asim Imdad to learn more about her background, inspiration and artistic processes. In the contemporary world, where more people live in concrete surroundings, her artistically painted gardens recreate and reconstruct imagined islands of spiritual well-being and psychic tranquility that celebrate the beauty of nature.


https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?item=5322&sch=293005

Meets On
Wednesday, Feb 14, 6:00-7:30 PM (MT)
InstructorAisha Asim Imdad
FormatLecture
VenueZoom
Address
Contact720-865-3670
Fee$10 member, $12 non-member
Imdad, Aisha Asim
Online
Botany Spotlight: Orchids
Offered byDenver Botanic Gardens

With more than 28,000 species, orchids are the largest plant family. They occur on nearly every continent and grow on trees, rocks, and even underground. With over 100,000 hybrids, most of us have enjoyed their flowers up-close as cut flowers or house plants. During this interactive lecture, explore orchid varieties and virtually tease apart their flowers to appreciate one of the most beguiling (and often deceptive) plant families.


https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?item=5356&sch=301323


Meets On
Wednesday, Feb 21, 5:00-8:00 PM (MT)
InstructorDr. Melissa Islam
FormatLecture
VenueZoom
Address
Contact720-865-3670
Fee$65 member, $75 non-member
Islam, Melissa
Online
Drawing from Nature in Winter
Offered byConcord Art

Winter is the perfect season to celebrate the muted hues and forms in nature. Join us in this online workshop to refine your drawing skills, focused on an interesting winter twig, seedpod, cone, or rock from your collection (or a photo from Helen's). Drawing in detail, we'll explore ways of using graphite alone and/or with watercolor to render neutral tones and textures. Instruction will include live demos, helpful tips, and feedback. All levels welcome; some drawing experience helpful. A Materials List will be provided.

Meets On
Saturday, March 2 & Sunday, March 3, 2024, 12-4 PM ET daily
InstructorHelen Byers
FormatCritique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
VenueConcord Art
Address
37 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA 01742 USA
Contactnataliefondriest@concordart.org
Fee$200 Member / $250 Non-Member
Byers, Helen
Massachusetts, USA - Online
Nature Journaling Workshop: Winter
Offered byDenver Botanic Gardens

An artist’s nature journal documents the beauty of nature in a unique and personal format. Nature journals can be filled with scientific observations, pressed leaves or imaginative drawings and notes. Students receive a set of prompts for nature walks that highlight seasonal themes and encourage intimate connection with nature. Discover what plants and animals are at work in our neighborhoods and capture the seasons by using expressive linework and a changing color palette.


https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?item=5334&sch=293047


Meets On
Sunday, Mar 10, 1:00-4:00 PM (MT)
InstructorSarah Pedry
FormatDiscussion, Hands-on
VenueFreyer-Newman Center
Address
1085 York St
Denver, CO 80206 USA
Contact720-865-3670
Fee$50 member, $60 non-member
Pedry, Sarah
Colorado
Textures & Patterns in Pen & Ink
Offered byDenver Botanic Gardens

Pen and ink is a bold and classic medium, but its monochromatic nature also presents a certain challenge: how can we capture the rich details of botanical textures and color patterns, all with black ink? Using technical pens, practice traditional inking techniques such as stipple and cross-hatching while also experimenting with less conventional marks to create vivid textures and patterns with convincing dimension.


https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?item=4873&sch=300798

Meets On
Wednesday, Mar 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, & 10, 1:00-4:00 PM (MT)
InstructorAlex Boersma
FormatDiscussion, Hands-on, Lecture
VenueZoom
Address
Contact720-865-3670
Fee$315 member, $375 non-member
Boersma, Alex
Online
Illustrating with a Stylus: Creating Digital Botanical Art
Offered byDenver Botanic Gardens

Interested in the idea of digital painting, but intimidated by the thought of learning how to use new software? Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create beautiful digital paintings, taking advantage of the software’s awesome abilities to work in layers, experiment with color, apply blending modes and textures and more. Students must have access to Adobe Photoshop to take this class. 


https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?item=5347&sch=293196

Meets On
Wednesday, March 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, & 10, 1:00-4:00PM (MT)
InstructorAlex Boersma
FormatDiscussion, Hands-on, Lecture
VenueZoom
Address
Contact720-865-3670
Fee$315 member, $375 non-member (Adobe Photoshop not included)
Boersma, Alex
Online
Intersections Lecture: Laws of Nature
Offered byDenver Botanic Gardens

These talks by artists, scientists, community members and thought leaders explore a wide range of topics highlighting the junctions of art and science. Lectures are typically 30-45 minutes followed by discussion. Artist Tanya Marcuse’s large-scale photographs evoke awe and wonder for the natural world. Join us as Marcuse discusses her work from two recent projects, “Woven” and “Book of Miracles” with a special focus on the elaborate process to create her photographs. Marcuse’s work can be seen in the current exhibition Laws of Nature on view through March 31, 2024, in Kemper Gallery at the Freyer—Newman Center.


https://catalog.botanicgardens.org/Selection.aspx?item=5240&sch=284845


Meets On
Wednesday, March 13, 6:00-7:30 PM (MT)
InstructorTanya Marcuse
FormatLecture
VenueZoom
Address
Contact720-865-3670
Fee$10 member, $12 non-member
Marcuse, Tanya
Online
Margaret Best in Transylvania
Offered byTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration - James de Candole
Meets On
5 full days of tuition
InstructorMargaret Best
FormatHands-on
VenueTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration in Copsa Mare
Address
Principala 135
Copsa Mare 557046 ROU
Contactjames.decandole@outlook.com
Fee2100 EUR
Best, Margaret
Romania
Lucy Smith in Transylvania
Offered byTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration - James de Candole

6 nights and 5 days of tuition in a class of just 6 students. For details, please visit www.podart.space.

Meets On
5 full days of tuition
InstructorLucy Smith
FormatHands-on
VenueTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration in Copsa Mare
Address
Principala 135
Copsa Mare 557046 ROU
Contactjames.decandole@outlook.com
Fee2250 EUR
Smith, Lucy
Romania
Sarah Simblet in Transylvania
Offered byTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration - James de Candole

6 nights and 5 days of tuition in a class of just 6 students. Led by Sarah Simblet from the John Ruskin School of Fine Art, students will spend the week drawing trees and plants. For more details, please visit www.podart.space

Meets On
5 full days of tuition
InstructorSarah Simblet
FormatHands-on
VenueTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration in Copsa Mare
Address
Principala 135
Copsa Mare 557046 ROU
Contactjames.decandole@outlook.com
Fee2350
Simblet, Sarah
Romania
Isik Guner in Transylvania
Offered byTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration - James de Candole
Meets On
5 full days of tuition
InstructorIsik Guner
FormatHands-on
VenueTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration in Copsa Mare
Address
Principala 135
Copsa Mare 557046 ROU
Contactjames.decandole@outlook.com
Fee2250 EUR
Guner, Isik
Romania
Elaine Searle in Transylvania
Offered byTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration - James de Candole
Meets On
5 full days of tuition
InstructorElaine Searle
FormatHands-on
VenueTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration in Copsa Mare
Address
Principala 135
Copsa Mare 557046 ROU
Contactjames.decandole@outlook.com
Fee2250 EUR
Searle, Elaine
Romania
Julia Trickey in Transylvania
Offered byTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration - James de Candole
Meets On
5 full days of tuition
InstructorJulia Trickey
FormatHands-on
VenueTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration in Copsa Mare
Address
Principala 135
Copsa Mare 557046 ROU
Contactjames.decandole@outlook.com
Fee2250 EUR
Trickey, Julia
Romania
Painting Beautiful Fruits on Vellum in France
Offered byDenise Walser-Kolar

Learn my approach to painting on vellum during this five-day workshop at the beautiful Clos Mirabel in the south of France. We will begin by doing some exercises on small bits of vellum to learn technique and to get a feel for painting on this surface. Then, we will explore the grounds of Clos Mirabel to choose painting subjects. Apples, pears, plums, figs, kiwis, and berries will be at their peak this time of the year. You might also choose to do a Hoefnagel-Inspired painting of the treasures you find in the gardens.

 

​This class is designed for students new to vellum (learn how to successfully paint on vellum) as well as for more experienced vellum painters (learn new tricks and techniques). The workshop combines demonstrations, discussion of materials and techniques, hands-on time for developing skills, and lots of individual attention and feedback. Handouts with step-by-step instructions will be provided.

 

Experienced vellum painters can use this as a studio class to work on anything they like.

Meets On
Daily from 10am - 4pm
InstructorDenise Walser-Kolar
FormatHands-on
VenueAtelier Clos Mirabel
Address
276 av des Frères Barthélémy 64110
Jurançon FRA
Contactdenisewalserkolar@gmail.com
Fee€450 (class only, does not include accomodations)
Walser-Kolar, Denise
Jurançon, France
Jackie Isard in Transylvania
Offered byTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration - James de Candole
Meets On
5 full days of tuition
InstructorJackie Isard
FormatHands-on
VenueTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration in Copsa Mare
Address
Principala 135
Copsa Mare 557046 ROU
Contactjames.decandole@outlook.com
Fee2250 EUR
Isard, Jackie
Romania
Mary Ellen Taylor in Transylvania
Offered byTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration - James de Candole
Meets On
5 full days of tuition
InstructorMary Ellen Taylor
FormatHands-on
VenueTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration in Copsa Mare
Address
Principala 135
Copsa Mare 557046 ROU
Contactjames.decandole@outlook.com
Fee2250 EUR
Taylor, Mary Ellen
Romania
Anne-Marie Evans in Transylvania
Offered byTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration - James de Candole
Meets On
5 full days of tuition
InstructorAnne-Marie Evans
FormatHands-on
VenueTransylvania school of botanic art and illustration in Copsa Mare
Address
Principala 135
Copsa Mare 557046 ROU
Contactjames.decandole@outlook.com
Fee2500 EUR
Evans, Anne-Marie
Romania
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