Biology for Botanical Artists
Although no longer considered formally to be members of the plant kingdom, fungi make fascinating subjects for botanical illustrators. Morning sessions help you learn to understand the structure of these distinctive organisms through lecture and observation under the guidance of botanist Dr. John Hayden. Students keep an illustrated study journal. Descriptive morphological terms and scientific names are discussed and used. Afternoons are devoted to studying the diversity of fungi and lichens: forms, textures, subtle colors, and substrate, and becoming inspired by and enchanted with mushrooms and their relatives under the guidance of Tom Case. Students complete several sketchbook entries, or illustrations of Basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes and Lichens on good sketchbook paper or drawing paper such as Strathmore 300 series or 500 series Bristol vellum finish, or Stonehenge Wired. See supply list.
Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.
This class is cancelled.