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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 December 2014 - April 2015
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.

Sunday Studios for Botanical Illustration Certificate Candidates
| December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12                                                                                                                                                                             

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 Drawing for Botanical Illustration
| January 17, 24, 31, February 7                                                                   

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
| February 17, 19, 24, 26                            

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

Intermediate Drawing for Botanical Illustration
| February 21, 28, March 7, 14                              

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

Intermediate Watercolor for Botanical Illustration
| March 3, 5, 10, 12                                                

Create more vibrant and accurate paintings by learning more about the colors in your paint box and how to prevent your paintings from looking dull or "muddy".  Instructor: Dr. Mary Jane Zander 

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. 

 

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