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Intermediate/Advanced Graphite Techniques

This is a 4-day course, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Students will study and draw a summer flower (supplied for student). The flower selected for this course is a lily. Emphasis will be on accurate depiction of the flower, stem and leaves using scientific knowledge (botany) in order to complete a successful drawing in graphite. Instructors: Hazel Buys and Claudette Baker. Guest lecturer: Tom Case.

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.

All programs subject to change.

Register Member $245

Register Non-Member $294

Saturday, August 5, 2023 - Saturday, August 26, 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Details

Intermediate/Advanced Graphite TechniquesGES: BI, 20, elective*

This class takes place over 4 Saturdays:

  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 19
  • August 26

This class is an elective for the Botanical Illustration Certificate Curriculum. Intermediate Drawing for Botanical Illustration is a pre-requisite for taking this class.

*This class provides 20 hours of elective credit for the Garden Education Series: Botanical Illustration Certificate. This course is only open to certificate students. To join the certificate program, please find more information here.

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Please note that students are responsible for supplying some of their own materials for this course.

About the Instructors

Claudette 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.

Hazel Buys has a certificate in Botanical Illustration from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and is lead instructor in the certificate program at the Garden. Her work is included in collections in Europe and in the United States.

Tom Case is an artist and teacher who enjoys exploring the natural world through the lens of Botany. After retiring from teaching public school, he completed the Certificate of Botanical Illustration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. His interests include drawing and painting, as well as botany, garden history, and landscape design. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied painting, printmaking, and ceramics.