Instructor: Laura Vogel

Laura Vogel
Laura Vogel, who has taught at NYBG for 18 years, and worked as afreelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist's Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Laura also taught field biology at William Paterson University and contributed illustrations to 3 volumes of Intermountain Flora. She was also asked to design several textile projects by Spring Textile Company.

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.
243BIL301EO 03/06 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
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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. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth more...
244BIL302AO 05/07 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
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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.
243BIL140BO 02/13 Tu 6:00pm-8:50pm Vogel
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244BIL140AO 06/22 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Vogel
ONLINE

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 such as flat washes, glazing, graded washes, and dry brush for fine details. Dilutions more...
243BIL407O 03/14 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Vogel
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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
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