Botanical Art & Illustration:
Intro Classes & Workshops


March

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 emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
243BIL301EO 03/06 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
ONLINE

Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold. Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting orchid flowers from the photograph provided. Flat wash, layering and other techniques will more...
243BIL225O 03/08 Fr 11:00am-1:45pm Vogel
ONLINE

April

This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil.
244BIL145A 04/12 Fr 10:30am-1:30pm Wry
NYBG

This workshop will impart the instructor's method of using dry brush watercolor to replicate the colors, form, and texture of peony petals. The demonstration will include color mixing, working light to dark, layering colors, adding fine detail, using dry brush, more...
244BIL161O 04/13 Sa 10:30am-4:00pm Kluglein
ONLINE

May

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 emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
244BIL301AO 05/06 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
ONLINE

Take your naturalist game to the next level by learning how to sketch. Drawing asks that you slow down and closely observe what you see, allowing you to identify unfamiliar species and investigate ecological connections. Focusing on trees, you'll learn more...
244NAT400 05/07 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Leighton
NYBG

This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil.
244BIL145BO 05/14 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Fashek
ONLINE

June

Take your composition skills to the next level and learn how the Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Spiral, and Golden Angle can be incorporated into your work. We'll also explore the step-by-step approach to organizing and planning a more complex more...
244BIL288O 06/01 Sa 10:30am-4:00pm Rogers-Knox
ONLINE

This intro class teaches you basic botanical illustration techniques to help you make realistic drawings of branches, stems, leaves, and flowers using graphite and colored pencil.
244BIL145CO 06/04 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Rawlins
ONLINE

Plein-Air artist Frank Guida covers basic design principles, including focal point, contrast, perspective, line, and gesture, as well as how to choose a subject that translates well on the page. Then, you will go out on grounds to practice what more...
244CRF198 06/06 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Guida
NYBG

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting fresh garlic from the photograph provided. Flat wash, layering and other techniques will be covered. This online course will offer live demonstrations, videos, and individual feedback.

Please note, this course more...
244BIL260O 06/15 Sa 12:00pm-4:00pm Schermer-Gramm
ONLINE

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 emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight.
244BIL301BO 06/20 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Grossman
ONLINE

Designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills, this class will allow you to work at your own pace on a variety of pieces. Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction.
244BIL140AO 06/22 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Vogel
ONLINE