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Thursday, June 13, 2024 - Thursday, August 1, 2024
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Event Details

This course will be offered virtually via Zoom. A Zoom link will be shared with all students at least one day prior to the course beginning. Each session includes time for a 15-minute break. This course will include drawing demonstrations of the various skills that will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to practice skills during the meeting and to discuss and ask questions. At the end of each class meeting, the instructor will assign tasks to students to work on outside of class. Students will be able to receive individual feedback on their progress. This will be done primarily outside of class time through videos the instructor will record and share with the class. Class sessions will be recorded and available for students after each meeting through a dedicated YouTube playlist.

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration (or other introductory drawing course)

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

GES: BI, 21, elective*

*This course provides 21 hours of elective credit toward the Botanical Illustration Certificate Program. Students who are not enrolled in the certificate program may also register for this course.

This course takes place virtually over 7 Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:45 pm:

  • June 13
  • June 20
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1

*This course skips July 4th.


Rogério 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: Rogério Lupo