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Course

Field Sketching

with Kathy Schermer-Gramm, Professional Artist


Dates: Saturdays, October 15, 22, 29, and November 5

Time: 1:15 PM-4:45 PM

Fee: $210 ($189 Members) 

 

Take your sketchbook outdoors and reconnect with plants in their natural environment. In this course, students are encouraged to shed old habits and try new techniques as they travel to a variety of gardens and habitats. Through a combination of guided exercises and free experimentation, students discover new ways of seeing plants, new problem-solving skills, and a refreshing way of thinking about layout and color. Several media are used, from ballpoint pen to watercolor to pencil. No prerequisites.

 

In the event of wet weather, participants will be able to work from the porches of the Education Center or the Joslin Classroom.

 

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Note: This class involves homework assignments. The amount of time students need to spend on homework varies and usually ranges from five to fifteen hours per week. 

 


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Remaining Seats: 3

Registration open through 10/14/2022 4:00 PM EST | Refund Policy


About the Instructor

Kathy is a professional artist with a long relationship with NCBG, involved in both the Native Plant Studies and Botanical Art & Illustration certificate programs as both student and instructor. Originally from Southern California, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Masters in Illustration, where she taught illustration, drawing, and painting as well as at other colleges in the area before relocating to the Winston-Salem area over 20 years ago. Kathy has had the joy of being a nature educator and an elementary school art teacher before returning to her passion for creating highly realistic watercolor paintings with a focus on plants. Her previous editorial illustrations won awards in the Society of Illustrators Exhibitions. More recently, her paintings have been included in the American Society of Botanical Artists International Exhibition, the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Exhibition and the prestigious Birds in Art 2018 Exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Besides teaching at NCBG, she holds workshops and classes at the Sawtooth School for the Visual Arts in Winston-Salem and Florence Art School in West Jefferson. To learn more about her and view her current work follow her on Facebook - facebook.com/botanical.art.instructor, Instagram at @schermergramm.botanical.art or visit her website at www.kathyschermergramm-artist.com

 

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Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration Credits

Botanical Art & Illustration Elective Course Old: Credits - 1
Botanical Art & Illustration Elective Course 2019-20 : Credits - 1

 


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Location

Display Gardens (Meet in Breezeway)

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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