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Saturday, February 24, 2024 - Saturday, March 16, 2024
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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This course will be offered virtually via Zoom. A Zoom link will be shared with all students one day prior to the course beginning.

GES: BI, 20, required*

*This class provides 20 hours of required credit toward the Botanical Illustration Certificate Program. Not a certificate student? You can still take this course, but need to sign up here.

Supplies: Click here for the supply list. Please note that the Garden is not providing any materials for this course. Students are responsible for supplying their own materials.

Pre-Requisite: Intermediate Drawing for Botanical Illustration

Course Dates: This course takes place over 4 Saturdays from 10:30 am – 4 pm:

  • February 24
  • March 2
  • March 9
  • March 16

Course Format: This course is open to Botanical Illustration certificate students and non-certificate students. The course format for certificate students is as follows:

  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: All registered certificate students + non-certificate students join the virtual meeting for the day’s main lesson (with some time for Q&A)—after this, non-certificate students leave for the day.
  • 12:30 – 1 pm—Lunchtime. Certificate students can stay on Zoom and eat together if they wish or hop off the call and come back at 1 pm.
  • 1 – 4 pm: Final 3 hours of class will be dedicated to independent work time and individual feedback time for certificate students only. A break will be built into this block of time.

Not a certificate student? You can still take this course, but need to sign up here.


Rogerio LupoRogério Lupo was born in São Paulo, Brazil, where he graduated as a biologist and studied classical art in the 1990s. Inspired by the traditional techniques of scientific illustration found in ancient and contemporary books, he sought to learn and research about the employment of several media like graphite, pen nib and ink, watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, pastels and scratchboard. He has been working on commissions from the scientific community and teaching biological illustration since 1998. In 2019, he toured some states and cities in the USA, teaching a series of lectures and workshops on graphite and pen nib and ink applied to biological illustrations. Since 2021 he has been teaching numerous online courses and lectures for his personal program of classes or for institutions across the world. Among some of his awards, he won twice the first prize in the Margaret Mee National Contest of Botanical Illustrations (Brazil) in 2002 and 2003, and also twice the first prize in the Margaret Flockton Award for Excellence in Botanical Illustration (Australia), in 2010 and 2013. In this same contest, he won second prize in 2021, and the “highly commended” prize in 2006, 2010 and 2017.

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Banner image credit: Alstroemeria stramonia, rendered in acrylics, graphite and colored pencil on toned paper by Rogério Lupo