School of Botanical Art & Illustration www.botanicgardens.org/education/school-botanical-art-illustration There are still some spots open in these classes!
Pen & Ink I Pen and ink is at the heart of botanical illustration. Step-by-step instruction will give you the foundation to draw any botanical subject accurately and skillfully. Tuesdays July 23, Aug. 6, 13, 20,27 , 6-9pm
Botanical Illustration in Watercolor Pencil Explore the versatility of watercolor pencils. Learn the qualities of watercolor pencils as they translate from pencil to liquid color. Experiment with graphite, ink and regular color pencil to create a finished botanical plate. Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4, 30, 1-4pm
Pencil I Learn to Draw! Start with an overview of the specific elements of botanical illustration. Learn the skills of careful observation and realistic drawing. Thursdays , August 8, 15,22, 29, Sept. 5 , 9-noon
Introduction to Botanical Illustration Learn drawing basics step by step in this gently paced course. This course is designed to build your drawing skills to enter the School of Botanical Art and Illustration. September 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 14, 9-noon or Thursdays November 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 9-noon
Textures in Watercolor Pencil Accentuate surface patterns and textures that enhance a botanical subject. Learn how to color patterns on bark, prickly seedpods and succulents just to name a few. Illustrate with a palette of creative applications. Mondays October 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18,25, 9-noon
Drawing on Tradition: The Sketchbook of Isabel Adams Botanical artist Harriet Isabel Adams (18-63-1952), member of the Botanical Society of the British Isles, fellow of the Linnean Society and graduate of the Birmingham School of Art, produced and published a full and expressive body of botanical art. Learn the artist's working style, and plan to sketch thought the Denver Botanic Gardens. Wednesdays October 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 6-9pm
Lakewood Heritage Center Please go to: www.lakewood.org/heritage center or phone the Registrar at: 303-987-7850 Registration is Currently Open!
Pointed Pen Basics What supplies are use for pointed pen calligraphy? Discover and explore what style of handles are available, the variety of points, inks, paints, and papers are used by the calligrapher. Plenty of time for hands-on mark making too! Sunday, July 21, 1-4pm
The Romance of Penmanship: Spencerian This beautiful lettering style employs the pointed nib, good ink and the right paper! Learn how create the beautiful alphabet in the Spencerian hand and discover the many ways this beautiful lettering is used for today's needs. Saturdays, July 27-Aug 10, 1-4pm
Tips to Improve Your Handwriting Cursive writing is a quick and legible way to communicate. Handwriting can be beautiful and helps to improve thought processes. This workshop is gently paced with exercises to help you slow down and improve your personal style of handwriting. Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14, 28, 1-4pm
Foundational Roundhand This beginner's calligraphic hand was developed and taught during the 20th Century by Master Penman Edward Johnston (1874-1944). Based on studies of medieval manuscripts, foundational lettering was developed as a formal upright scripts created with a broad edged nib. Fridays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 1-4pm
Grandma's Star Book Ornaments Send a holiday message in a handmade book that folds open into a star. Cut, fold, glue, write in and decorated this small book with your holiday greetings. Sunday, Dec. 1, 1-4pm