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Adult Education

Botanical Illustration

 

Credit: Judith Towers

The Garden Education Certificate in botanical illustration is designed to provide a certification of competence in the classical approaches and disciplines of botanical illustration.  Enrollment in the program is not required to take courses in the Botanical Illustration curriculum.  Learn more about the botanical illustration certificate.

Not interested in the botanical illustration track?  Check out Art in the Garden.

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Class Schedule April - August 2015
Sunday Studios for Botanical Illustration Certificate Candidates
| April 12,    May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13                                 

Candidates for the Garden's Garden Education Certificate of Competency in Botanical Illustration have an opportunity to work on current projects in a group setting.

Introduction to Watercolor for Botanical Illustration
| April 11, 18, 25, May 2                           

Students learn about painting materials (papers and brushes), practice watercolor painting skills and complete exercises demonstrating core techniques.  Instructor: Hazel Buys. 

Pen and Ink for Botanical Illustration | May 9, 16, 30, June 6 (May 23 is Memorial Day Weekend)

Become familiar with and practice the use of different types of ink pens, experiment with different drawing surfaces, and learn techniques to create volume and form. Instructor: Lorraine Brevig

Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration | June 4, 11, 18, 25

This class explores drawing materials (papers and pencils), line quality and expressiveness as well as basic aids to drawing (types of rulers, compass and stencils). Instructor: Hazel Buys

Advanced Watercolor for Botanical Illustration | July 7, 9, 14, 16

Williamsburg-based botanical artist Juliet Kirby leads this four-day watercolor workshop for advanced botanical artists.

Intermediate Drawing for Botanical Illustration | July 15, 22, 29, August 5

Students continue to develop the basic techniques and knowledge covered in Introduction to Drawing. Instructor: Hazel Buys. 

Introduction to Watercolor for Botanical Illustration | August 11, 18, 25, September 1

Students learn about painting materials (papers and brushes), practice watercolor painting skills and complete exercises demonstrating core techniques.  Instructor: Hazel Buys. 

 

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