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Painting Seed Pods
in Watercolor

With the splash of fall colors waning in woods and meadows, rather subdued seed pods catch the eyes of botanical artists. The seeds and pods are a perfect subject to study form, value and fine brush techniques in a monochromatic color scheme.  In this workshop, students will use milkweed seed pods, which offer various learning elements: how to deal with the fine white hair/thread of the downy tufts,  how to balance the complicated structural form of the seeds in an orderly composition, how to use a value system to maximize the three-dimensionality of the exploding seeds, and how to create fuzzy textures.  This is an online class via Zoom.

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Prerequisites: Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration, Intermediate Drawing for Botanical Illustration and Introduction to Watercolor for Botanical Illustration.

Register Member $238

Register Non-Member $297

Friday, November 13, 2020 - Sunday, November 15, 2020
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Event Details

Heeyoung KimThis online class via Zoom takes place on the following dates:

  • Friday, November 13
  • Saturday, November 14
  • Sunday, November 15

All classes: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm  (1 hour lunch break in the middle)

*GES: BI, 13.5, elective.

*This class offers 13.5 hours elective credit toward the Garden Education Series: Botanical Illustration Certificate.



Meet the Instructor

A well-known wildflower painter, Heeyoung Kim documents native plants of the prairies and woods of the Midwest. She has received numerous awards including the Gold Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society and Best of Show from the New Horticultural Society in 2012. Her works have been exhibited in four solo exhibitions and numerous international juried exhibitions. Three of her watercolors are in the Transylvania Florilegium, sponsored by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Painting Seed Pods in Watercolor