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Saturday, April 13, 2024 - Saturday, April 27, 2024
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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GES: BI, 10, elective*

*This course offers 10 hours elective credit toward the Garden Education Series: Botanical Illustration Certificate. Only students who are enrolled in the certificate program may register for this class.

Supplies: Please bring a sketchbook with you to class. Please note that the Garden is not providing any materials for this studio. Students are responsible for supplying their own materials.

Pre-Requisite: Intermediate Drawing for Botanical Illustration.

This course will take place over 2 Saturdays from 10 am – 3:30 pm:

  • April 13
  • April 27

Class skips April 20, which is a Tips & Techniques Studio day.


Stephey Baker is an artist specializing in pen and ink, watercolor, color theory, and graphic design for the professional artist community. Her lifelong connection to nature led her to botanical illustration, with a special interest in pollinating insects and the plants that nurture them. Stephey obtained her botanical illustration certificate at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She believes in cultivating a curious spirit and finds joy in teaching others how to easily connect to their artistic side. Stephey lives in Church Hill with her rescued cats and dogs and tends to an urban garden full of life. In her favorite dreams, she can talk to Bumble Bees. Learn more at markedbythemuse.com

Claudette BakerClaudette Baker comes from a long lineage of artists and has lived her life as a student and teacher of various artistic practices. She taught art to children, served as a guest artist at the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, and is a graduate of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s botanical illustration program. Claudette’s favorite medium is pencil, both color and graphite. She is a free spirit who accepts all with open arms. As a teacher, she encourages students to learn the basics as the first step in their journey to find their own style and voice. You can follow her on Instagram @claudette_baker.