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Botanical Art & Illustration Courses (All)


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Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration
The Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration provides comprehensive courses to people who wish to improve their skills in drawing and painting plants in an accurate and technically detailed manner. Studies leading to the certificate will enhance the experience of both the professional and the dedicated amateur artist. The program is designed to give students a well-balanced curriculum combining basic scientific background, visual arts theory, and practical experience using various media.
1:30 PM to 6/3/2021 4:30 PM
Intermediate Drawing: Virtual
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
In this class, students continue their journey to learn the skills needed to produce a clean, accurate pencil drawing. Specifics of the course include: measuring, ellipses in perspective, and tonal gradation. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing.
10:00 AM to 6/1/2021 12:00 PM
Virtual Visiting Artist Master Course: Creating the Wow Factor in Botanical Artworks
In this Visiting Artist Master Course, learn how to employ layered composition and aerial perspective techniques to add depth and drama to botanical artworks. Take your work to the next level with great wall appeal! Demonstrations will be watercolor but the principles covered are applicable to artists using other media to create botanical artworks in color.
1:00 PM to 6/30/2021 4:30 PM
Intermediate Colored Pencil
This course adds to the information covered in Beginning Colored Pencil and hones skills in color, value and layering. Students will be introduced to new surfaces and techniques. This elective is intended for students who wish to develop a strong, more advanced-level skill in colored pencil. Prerequisites: Beginning Colored Pencil, Intermediate Drawing.