Teacher Directory: Sarah Roche


Background

BA Hons Graphic Illustration, majoring in Botanical Illustration and PGCE Art Ed.  Have been teaching botanical art for 28 years. Taught botanical art and worked freelance in the UK before moving to the States 18 years ago. Now Education Director at Wellesley College Botanical  Gardens, running Certificate Program in Botanical Art and Illustration. Also teach at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset MA and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Artist Member of Copley Society Boston.

Gallery Artist SSAC

Education Chair ASBA

Location

Cohasset, Massachusetts USA

Contact

Phone: 781-801-2274 Email: SarahRocheArt@gmail.com Website: sarahrochebotanicalart.com

Media

Watercolor, Graphite

Affiliation

Wellesley College FOBG, Wellesley MA South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Offerings

Teaches BotanyOwn StudioTeaches AdultsTeaches Children Ages 12 and up Critiques offered Critiques offered by mail

Travel Range

Will travel nationally to teach 5 day classes to groups

Comments

In my mind, botanical art and science share an almost symbiotic relationship. The work of a botanical artist must have one foot firmly planted in science. That said, if I can produce a drawing or painting that is beautiful as well as being accurate, then I might have created a true piece of art rather than a lackluster illustration. If you draw a plant exactly as you see it, showing its character with accuracy and detail and telling its story, You are a botanical artist. I really love teaching artists about botanical drawing and painting and I learn something new about my own artistic process every time I teach.