Instructor: Sarah Wry

Sarah Wry
Before Sarah Wry's 20-year career in the environmental movement managing Friends of the Earth's forest program in London and campaigns for the International Fund for Animal Welfare in the USA, she went to art school and painted as a hobby. In 2010, Sarah took up painting and drawing full-time. She earned her Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from NYBG in 2016 and now teaches there as well as locally. She also works for the American Society of Botanical Artists (

Classes by this instructor

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.
234BIL145A 04/26 We 11:00am-2:00pm Wry

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. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
234BIL302B 05/24 We 11:00am-2:00pm Wry
241BIL302E 09/12 Tu 11:00am-2:00pm Wry

Learn the basic watercolor techniques used by botanical artists while painting radishes with leaves from a provided photograph. A photograph will be provided for reference. Flat wash, layering and dry brush techniques will be covered. This online course will offer more...
241BIL177 07/15 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm Wry