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

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.
232BIL301B 10/26 We 10:00am-1:00pm 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...
233BIL302C 01/18 We 10:00am-1:00pm Wry