Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate Classes

NYBG offered the first formal botanical art Certificate Program in North America and has remained a leader in the discipline for three decades. The program offers the opportunity to learn from some of the most extraordinary artists from around the world. The Botanical Art and Illustration requirements give students a solid foundation in scientifically accurate drawing based on observation and fine art techniques. Those who achieve the highest level of accomplishment receive a Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration with Honors, an indication of superior work.

Click here for an overview of the required courses and electives.


March

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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...
213BIL301DO 03/03 We 11:00am-2:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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...
213BIL302CO 03/04 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Lyness
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Award-winning botanical artist Mary Dillon joins us online from Ireland to share her relaxed approach in which she progresses through wet and dry painting techniques to more...
213BIL645O 03/05 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Dillon
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
If you're looking to transition from drawing to watercolor painting or fine tune your watercolor techniques, this class is for you. You will practice basic techniques more...
213BIL407O 03/09 Tu 10:00am-3:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Apply your understanding of contours, perspective, and tone to drawing three distinct types of flowers. The object is to accurately draw a fully toned flowering plant. more...
213BIL303BO 03/18 Th 5:30pm-8:30pm James
ONLINE

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The architecture of tiny flowers and fruits is fascinating and rendering them accurately requires enlargement. Learn best practices for viewing and measuring samples. Explore different techniques more...
213BIL349O 03/18 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Rauh
ONLINE

April

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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...
214BIL302AO 04/21 We 11:00am-2:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn to capture the exquisite beauty of these delicate flowers. On day one, morphology expert Dick Rauh will guide you through the fine details and special more...
214BIL399O 04/21 We 9:30am-3:30pm Woodin
Rauh
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Practice using gouache to create the details, colors, and shine of magnolia leaves. First, you will transfer a line drawing provided by the instructor to watercolor more...
214BIL419O 04/24 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Di Costanzo
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Revel in spring while learning how to layer watercolor, colored pencil, and watercolor pencil to create rich color, detail, and form. You'll experiment with a dynamic more...
214BIL405O 04/27 Tu 11:00am-2:00pm Hollender
ONLINE
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