School of Botanical Art & Illustration https://www.botanicgardens.org/education/school-botanical-art-illustration
Watercolor I - ONLINE Combine your drawing skills and knowledge of color mixing to become part of the watercolor botanical color tradition. From flat and graded washes, to highlights and drybrush detail, discover the delight of putting brush and pigment to paper for transparent watercolor. In this course, demonstration and practical exercises will guide you to build washes for depth of tone and shading, as well as how to create soft and hard edges. Prerequisites must be completed to register. The course fee does not include materials. Prerequisites: Pencil I (Botanical Illustration), Light on Form, Color Mixing in Watercolor, Botany for the Botanical Illustrator Online: Thu Feb 16, 23, Mar 2, 9 & 16 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. MT
Watercolor II This class brings it all together for watercolor: layering, shading, brush techniques, broad washes and building form. In this course, you will draw from a live specimen to complete a finished botanical plate in this traditional medium. You will discover colors that enhance perspective and depth, and you will gain confidence as you learn to implement final details that 'fix mistakes' in this forgiving, vibrant and versatile medium. This is a required course for the Botanical Illustration Foundational Certificate Program. Prerequisites must be completed to register. The course fee does not include materials. Prerequisites: Pencil I (Botanical Illustration), Color Mixing in Watercolor, Light on Form, Botany for the Botanical Illustrator, Composition for Botanical Illustration, Perfecting Perspective, Watercolor I (Botanical Illustration) Onsite: Thursdays, Apr 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 9 a.m.
Drawing on Tradition: Marie Angel's Illuminated Miniatures Marie Angel, a British nature illustrator and calligrapher (1923-2010) is the inspiration behind this class on miniature compositional styles. We will design and complete a miniature botanical illustration decorated with an initial letter and inspired by flowers, animals and birds. Mixed media artists and botanical illustrators will come away with detailed techniques for composition, letterform and miniature presentation of a subject filled with flora and fauna. Prerequisites must be completed to register. The course fee does not include materials. Prerequisites:Pencil I (Botanical Illustration), Color Layering for Colored Pencils, Color Mixing in Watercolor Onsite: Thursdays, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 9 a.m. - noon MT