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Intermediate Drawing

Continue to explore line quality and expressiveness in this follow-up to “Introduction.”  Students continue to develop the basic techniques and knowledge covered in Introduction to Drawing.  Complete one or more drawings of a seasonally-appropriate botanical  subject of your choice, practicing the core concepts taught in the class.  Accuracy of drawing is emphasized as well as artistic expression. Instructors:  Hazel Buys and Claudette Baker.  Lunch is on your own each day.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly recommended 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 are subject to change.

Register Member $235

Register Non-Member $282

Saturday, April 1, 2023 - Saturday, April 22, 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Details

Botanical Illustration drawing classGES: BI, 20, required*

Required Prerequisite: Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration

This class takes place over 4 Saturdays:

  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22

*This course provides 20 hours of required credit for the Botanical Illustration Certificate program.

Use the link below to view and print the supply list for this class.

Intermediate Draw SUPPLY_List


About the Instructors

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.

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.