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Winter Botany

Explore the intricacies of plant forms in winter. Morning sessions help you learn to understand the structure of cones, berries, twigs. Study and draw a diversity of plant parts under the guidance of a botanist. Afternoons are devoted to graphite illustrations of plants related to the morning’s discussion. Emphasis is placed on observation, accurate representation of details, and labeling.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are required for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated participants are also required to wear masks when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. 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 $110

Register Non-Member $132

Friday, February 18, 2022 - Friday, February 25, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Details

Botany for Botanical ArtistsGES: BI, 10, elective*

This class takes place over 2 Fridays:

  • February 18
  • February 25

Pre-requisite: Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration and some knowledge of basic botany.

*This class offers 10 hours of elective credit for the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.

The class supply list is the same as Introduction and Intermediate Drawing.  View and download the class supply list here.


About the Instructors

Sheila Hayden is a botanist and botanical illustrator. She has both a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree with a focus on Botany from the University of Richmond and an Art minor.  She taught Biology at John Tyler Community College and Botany for University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies.  Sheila has published research papers and scientific botanical illustrations.

Judith Towers holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Madison College, now James Madison University. After retiring from her career as a middle school art teacher in Henrico County, VA, she earned a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.