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 August-December 2014
Fundamentals of Watercolor for Botanical Illustration
| September 9, 16, 23, 30                 

Learn about painting materials, practice painting in watercolor, and master core techniques. Instructor: Hazel Buys 

Intermediate Watercolor for Botanical Artists
| October 9, 16, 23, 30                                   

Create more vibrant and accurate watercolor paintings by learning more about the colors in your paintbox. Instructor:  Dr. Mary Jane Zander

Sunday Studios for Botanical Illustration Certificate Candidates
| October 12, November 16, December 14, January 11                                                                                                                                                                             

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.

Basic Botany for Gardeners
| October 18, 25, November 1                                                                   

Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’ with instructor Sheila Hayden.

NEW Guest Artist Alice Tangerini: Pen and Ink Workshop
| November 8, 9, 10                     

This class focuses on techniques in pen and ink to create accurate drawings of living and pressed material suitable for a scientific publication. Alice Tangerini is a botanical illustrator for the Smithsonian Institute.

Advanced Botanical Illustration Workshop: Artist's Choice
| December 4, 9, 11, 16              

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


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