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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

Watercolor

Offered by Leslie Watkins

Learn the techniques of traditional watercolor painting while working directly from natural subjects. Elements of painting such as drawing, depicting form, light and atmospheric perspective will be taught. Bring any materials you already have on hand. Basic supplies are available for purchase in class. Appropriate for beginning through advanced painters.

Norfolk is a beautiful town in NWCT with three state parks, two protected forests and many private gardens. We will paint en plein air at various locations as weather permits and indoors in well equipped studios. There are several great places to stay and many cultural activities. Please call for more information.

Meets Wednesdays or Saturdays, 10am to 1pm
Instructor Leslie Watkins
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue On location when weather permits or in studio.
Address 281 Litchfield Road
Contact Leslie Watkins, 860-542-3920, lesliewatkins@lesliewatkins.com, www.lesliewatkins.com
Fee $200 per month, 4 sessions
Leslie Watkins
Norfolk, CT USA

Painting Nature in Color

Offered by Gretchen Kai Halpert

This course includes watercolor, colored pencil, digital options, advanced composition and projects, professional practices and preparation for internships/independent studies/or portfolio development. Live video conferencing, email, weekly critiques and assignments, recorded tutorials. Prerequisites: having completed Sessions I and II or the Scientific Illustration Distance Program, or permission from instructor.

Meets Mondays 7:00 pm EDT or email
Instructor Gretchen Kai Halpert
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue The comfort of your home (On-line)
Contact ghalpert@stny.rr.com; www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com
Fee $990
Gretchen Kai Halpert
USA

Drawing Nature in Pen and Ink

Offered by Gretchen Kai Halpert

Pen and Ink is a staple for botanical and scientific illustrators. This class gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself to proficiency. Pen and ink, crowquill, line and wash techniques, composition, scratchboard, working from life, professional practices, final projects, practice with preparing and sending artwork digitally. The course includes handouts; tutorials; weekly live video conferencing; small classes, individual attention. Beginning and intermediate students.

Meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm, or email (online class)
Instructor Gretchen Kai Halpert
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue The comfort of your home (ie on-line)
Contact ghalpert@stny.rr.com; www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com
Fee $990
Gretchen Kai Halpert
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 Watercolor Painting

Offered by Conservatory of Classical Art
DEADLINE TO ENROLL: April 6, 2018
 
Spend three glorious days on the beautiful grounds at St. Francis of the Woods learning the delicate, subtle and beautiful art of botanical watercolor painting with world renowned artist and instructor, Vincent Jeannerot.​ Vincent will demonstrate his process from drawing the flower, fruit or vegetable from life, to the beginning painting glazing and finishing. Each student will receive gentle guidance and critique from Vincent and will leave the workshop with at least one gorgeous painting. 
 
For over thirty years, the original botanical watercolors of Vincent Jeannerot have been transmitting sensibility and emotion which he feels when he paints the tiny details or a delicate shadow. We are caught up by the beauty of the details portrayed in his paintings. Vincent paints the pure and natural beauty of life, with its balanced tones and shades, waking up our own emotions. Participating in national and international exhibitions and he is also teaching in his own gallery, located in Lyon (France) his native town and he is invited internationally to teach his botanical art, in countries such as Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Russia and the United States. 
 
Meets Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor Vincent Jeannerot
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue Conservatory of Classical Art - St. Francis of the Woods Spiritual Renewal Center
Address Learning Center - 11414 W Hwy 33
Contact http://www.classicalart.org/vincent-jeannerot.html
Fee $500
Vincent Jeannerot
Coyle, Oklahoma USA

Learn the Art & Magic of Botanical Rendering

Offered by Cutchogue New Suffolk Library and East End Arts

Session I - Forest (Saturday, May 5), seedpods, bark, twigs, leaves or treasures from the forest floor; capture the beauty in the unexpected.

Session II - Seaside (Saturday, May 12), shells, sand dollars, rocks, and more; explore the abundant textures.

Session III - Kitchen (Saturday, May 19), onions, garlic, tomatoes, and seasonal fruit; study papery, shiny or waxy skins of everday food.

All skill levels welcome, instructor will provide materials. Work from photographs and/or life specimens utilizing three colored pencils to create a full scale of color; basis techniques covered.

Meets Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor Monica Ray
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Cutchogue New suffolk Library
Address 27550 Main Rd
Contact Cutchogue Library, 631-734-6360, www.cutchoguelibrary.org
Fee $ 10
Monica Ray
Cutchogue, NY 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

Masterclass of Botanical Illustration at the Botanical Garden Bucharest, 1 day

Offered by Irina Neacsu

Masterclass of Botanical Illustration in Watercolor – one day of intensive course.

On the 18th of May, the whole world celebrates the day of botanical art. Therefore we dedicate this special event to a special masterclass, a one day intensive workshop which will unfold in a unique setting at the Botanical Garden in Bucharest. The course proposes a thorough approach on botanical illustration. It is recommended for those with minimal drawing experience, but it is suitable for participants at all levels of training. Each participant will be individually guided. The course allows the participant to choose the model of work according to the desired complexity. For optimal guidance, experienced participants can bring up, or send in advance via email, a few of the paintings that are relevant for the topic. All the necessary materials are available at the workshop location. However, you are free to bring your own materials if you prefer. 

Botanical Illustration has a beautiful history that has reached its maximum interest in the 19th century. Originally botanical study was a necessity in the documentation of the flora specific to the new colonized territories, but also a form of art, one of the few ways for women to approach the scientific side. In a modern world, in which there is rarely time for such meticulous studies, it would have been said that botanical art is on the verge of extinction, mostly due to the fact that artists are no longer benefiting from the patronage of the royal houses. Contrary to this, botanical artists around the world constantly document old and new plants, working in complex teams with botanists, horticulturists and scientists. Today, botanical illustration is primarily scientific and then aesthetic, it is still a form of documenting, but also a decorative approach to watercolor painting.

Price 330 ron/ 73 euro

All participants who have attended the Atelier Irina Neacsu courses benefit from a 10% discount.

Details of voucher code at irina@irinaneacsu.com

Meets Saturday, full day course from 10am to 4pm
Instructor Irina Neacsu
Format Hands-on
Venue Botanical Garden, Bucharest
Address Soseaua Cotroceni 32
Contact irina@irinaneacsu.com, http://inworkshops.com
Fee 73 euro
Irina Neacsu
Bucharest, Bucharest Romania

Drawing and Painting Botanicals

Offered by East End Arts School

Working with colored pencil, learn the techniques to translate live plant material onto paper. A work done in colored pencil can look either like a drawing or a painting. Color theory will be covered and the manner in which colored pencil mixes on paper by painting delicate layers, one on top of the other, to create the hues found in nature.

 

Meets Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, (no 6/13), 20, 27 - 2:00 - 5:00 (4 classes)
Instructor Monica Ray
Format Critique, Demonstration, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue East End Arts School
Address 141 East Main Street
Contact East End Arts, 631-369-2171, education@eastendarts.org, www.eastendarts.org
Fee $ 240 EEA members / $ 288 non-members
Monica Ray
Riverhead, NY 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

Drawing and Painting Botanicals, Session II Colored Pencil Applications

Offered by East End Arts School

Applying the techniques learned in Session I, fine tune your drawing and painting skills to render fruit, vegetables, leaves, bark, and twigs.

Meets Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 2:00 - 5:00 (4 classes)
Instructor Monica Ray
Format Critique, Demonstration, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue East End Arts School
Address 241 East Main Street
Contact East End Arts, 631-369-2171, education@eastendarts.org, www.eastendarts.org
Fee $ 240 EEA members / $ 288 non-members
Monica Ray
Riverhead, NY USA

Advanced Drawing and Painting Botanicals, Session III

Offered by East End Arts School

Using Colored Pencil as the medium, the focus of this course will be on flowers. Learn to accurately render a variety of flower forms using live plant materials. The basic principles of composition, such as focal point, balance, and rhythm will be taught. Different substrates such as black paper, Mylar, wood, and more will be explored. 

PREREQUISITE: Drawing and Painting Botanicals with Colored Pencil I & II

Meets Fridays, August 10, 17, 24, 31
Instructor Monica Ray
Format Critique, Demonstration, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue East End Arts School
Address 241 East Main Street
Contact East End Arts, 631-369-2171, education@eastendarts.org, www.eastendarts.org
Fee $ 240 EEA members / $ 288 non-members
Monica Ray
Riverhead, NY USA