Offered by ASBA Individual Members & Member Institutions
Plant Morphology for Botanical Illustrators
Plant Morphology for Plant Illustrators
Examine the enormous variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants—the world’s dominant plant group. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory studies, learn to recognize and draw the many plant parts and growth stages of the most common plant families. Materials included.
Dick Rauh | NYBG | 152BIL300
Fruits of Fall -- Painting Acorns and Chestnuts on Vellum
Esther Klahne guides you in capturing autumn fruits’ shapes and highlights as well as achieving a balanced composition. Working on vellum, choose your subject from an assortment of acorn or chestnut specimens, either your own or those provided. Includes the cost of the provided vellum.
Leaves: Design, Color, and Form
LEAVES: DESIGN, COLOR, AND FORM
Learn to capture the variations in color, texture, and design on leaves. In a step-by-step method using a variety of leaves, the instructor will demonstrate the wet-on-wet and dry brush techniques that bring the glorious patterns and colors of foliage and stems to life. Please bring lunch. Prerequisite: Botanical Watercolor II
Rose Pellicano | Manhattan | 152BIL360
Bold Watercolor Approaches
BOLD WATERCOLOR APPROACHES
All watercolor artists benefit from knowing how to use bolder washes and techniques to achieve a sense of form and rich colors early on in a painting. Through demonstration, practice, and lots of encouragement, learn to work with more paint on wet paper, building form and strong value ranges as the paint is moved across the surface. The final results are fresher paintings, and a lot more confidence! Please bring lunch. Prerequisite: Botanical Watercolor II
Laura Vogel | NYBG | 152BIL334
The Tech-Enabled Artist
This beginner level workshop aims to show you the potential of the iPad or other tablet as a tool in your artistic process. With Sarah Roche as your guide, learn about the features and apps that will become invaluable in your work as an artist. Bring your iPad/tablet with you.
Drawing the Market -- Fruits and Veggies in Graphite
Explore creative ways to arrange the abundance of produce contained in grocery store aisles to make intriguing compositions of fruit, berries and foliage. Focus on graphite techniques under the guidance of Carol Ann Morley. Discover how to analyze shapes and negative spaces to create three dimensional forms and bring your art to life. This is a workshop suitable for all levels.
From the Market -- Colorful Fruits and Veggies
Focus on colored-pencil techniques with Carol Ann Morley while learning to capture the vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables. Find out how many multiple overlays of colors it can take to give depth, shine and texture to one berry! Draw from the abundance of produce available in the middle of winter to make intriguing compositions of fruit, berries and foliage. Explore creative possibilities, whether traditional or whimsical, to enhance your artwork. This is a workshop suitable for all levels.
Bird Feathers and Wings in Watercolor
From coal black crows to iridescent hummingbirds, plumage is a challenging and inspiring subject for those new to bird painting as well as more experienced watercolorists. Achieve accurate representations by studying the anatomy and functions of birds’ wings and feathers. Learn techniques for capturing textures from soft down to stiff flight feathers, as well as approaches to mixing and glazing a range of brilliant, rich hues. Prerequisite: Botanical Watercolor I
Applying the Paint
Larger than Life
Drawing Your Way to Plant Identification
You’ve studied the basic techniques of botanical drawing. You’re familiar with the art supplies used to work in color. Now it’s time to focus in more detail on the plants themselves. This three-day workshop in color studies and drawing is a great way to learn about plant structure, botany, and the functions of plants, while practicing techniques for three-dimensional form, perspective, undertones, and color layers. Through this process of drawing you develop strong plant identification skills and gain a deeper understanding of plants. Please bring lunch.
ON LOCATION: The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Coconut Grove, FL
Dried Leaves, Branches, and Seed Pods
Artistic Adventure Tour - Costa Rica
Mastering Texture Using Nuts, Pods, and Seeds
Illustrating nuts, pods, and seeds requires knowing how to create textured surfaces. The challenge comes when defining form, texture, and pattern. These specimens have the advantage of not changing radically over time, so studying their detail can be more relaxed. Illustrate these interesting plant forms using your favorite medium: colored pencil, graphite, or watercolor. Prerequisite: Botanical Watercolor I or Colored Pencil I
Photoshop Elements Demystified
Botanicals by Brush and Pencil
Learn to combine three different media to create rich, luminous paintings on paper. Explore the qualities of each medium and discover creative ways of layering ink wash, watercolor and colored pencil together. You will create a simple botanical composition in class.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme: Graphite Techniques
Afraid of the Darks?
Watercolor Workout: Stretching Your Skills
Unlocking the Mystery
Scientific Illustration and the Microscopic View with Bobbi Angell
Painting Yellow: A Studio Focus
Botanical Art In Provence, Southern France
If you have been dreaming of visiting or returning to Southern France to sketch and paint, this is your time! Come to Arles where Lisa will work with you during scheduled classes to develop, and refine your Botanical Drawing and Watercolor skills. Harriet's extensive tour experience will offer special small group outings that will give you unique opportunities to sketch, and photograph historic sites and more in the blush of Spring.
Beginner, and experienced artists are welcome.
Fee includes: six nights accommodations, tours, breakfasts, four art sessions, entrance to all sightseeing described in the program, two dinners, picnic lunch, wine and cheese reception
Early registration recommended
For REGISTRATION, questions and itinerary details contact Harriet email and phone:
Phone: 505 - 982- 8264
Art questions and itinerary details contact Lisa: Lisa@LisaCoddington.com