Botanical Art & Illustration Classes

Contemporary botanical art captures the beauty of the natural world with precision, and our extraordinary instructors share their expertise in this nurturing yet rigorous program. NYBG offered North America’s first formal botanical art certificate program, and remains a leader in the discipline after more than three decades. This program offers a well-rounded array of courses that can be enjoyed singly, just for fun, or lead to a Certificate.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


October

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting miniature ornamental pumpkins from the photograph provided. Flat wash, layering and other techniques will be more...
212BIL229O 10/04 Su 10:00am-3:30pm Wry
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Examine the enormous variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants—the world's dominant plant group. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory studies, learn to recognize and more...
212BIL300AO 10/07 We 10:00am-12:30pm Rauh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic more...
212BIL145AO 10/14 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
ONLINE

Pen and ink, among the most versatile and useful media, can be used to create high quality, easily reproducible drawings. Learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple, line, and crosshatch techniques.
Prerequisite: more...
212BIL400AO 10/16 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Morley
ONLINE

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Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting a Chinese lantern plant from the photograph provided. Demonstrations will show you how to lay more...
212BIL257O 10/17 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Rossetti
ONLINE

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The focus of this course is on color theory and application. Colored pencil line and tone can be applied to look like either drawing or painting, more...
212BIL415BO 10/17 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

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Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Lectures and more...
212BIL140DO 10/19 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

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Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an more...
212BIL301CO 10/20 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Nemergut
ONLINE

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Bring the colors and warm tones of fall to life through a seasonal journal on Stonehenge kraft paper. With its mid-tone background, learn how kraft paper more...
212BIL455O 10/20 Tu 11:00am-2:45pm Hollender
ONLINE

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This comprehensive class covers the basic techniques of botanical watercolor. Learn how to use your brushes to make smooth, underlying washes, aswell as to create fine more...
212BIL331CO 10/22 Th 10:30am-1:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

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Though graphite is generally considered to be most beneficial in producing sketches or "studies" for more complete drawings and paintings, it can also be used to more...
212BIL370O 10/25 Su 11:00am-4:30pm Rawlins
ONLINE

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Building on Botanical Drawing I skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. more...
212BIL302AO 10/30 Fr 11:00am-2:00pm Vogel
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