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Introduction to Botany through Drawing

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Enhance your drawing skills by learning about the structure of plants. Carol Govan encourages you in a non-stressful environment to draw quickly and observe more of the endless variety of plant forms and their adaptations in the WCBG. Experiment with various media to find which is most appropriate for your individual style. Get comfortable making visual notes about your discoveries. Have fun and skip the worry about achieving a perfect drawing. The more you draw the more you see, and you’ll find that your drawings will also improve.
 
Study the growth of one plant at the WCBG over time. Continue to draw at home as you find out what part of a plant you have for dinner. Learn to recognize and record the distinctive plant parts of several major families: orchids, legumes, composites, etc. 
 
CBA students: Final course project required.
Meets 8 Mondays: Sept. 15, 22; Oct. 6, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Instructor Carol Govan
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $250 / Non-Members $295
Carol Govan
Wellesley, MA USA

Techniques of Botanical Drawing & Painting

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Through exercises and projects, work on your drawing and watercolor techniques in this class with Sarah Roche designed for the more accomplished botanical artist. Focus on achieving the accurate representations of botanical subjects through demonstrations, individual instruction, and close scrutiny of plant structure.
 
Artists enrolling in Techniques should have successfully completed at least two Foundations courses and have the permission of the instructor. 
Meets 8 Tuesdays: Sept. 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor Sarah Roche
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $240 / Non-Members $295
Sarah Roche
Wellesley, MA USA

Foundations of Botanical Drawing & Painting: All abilities are welcome!

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Celebrate the colors of seasonal plants while learning how to realistically depict your subject matter in pencil and then in watercolor with our lead instructor and Education Director, Sarah Roche. Through demonstrations and tutorials Sarah will introduce you to the traditional art and science of botanical drawing and painting. Instructional focus includes observational skills, drawing, composition, design, and watercolor techniques.
 
This course is the core of WCBG Friends’ Botanical Art Program.
Meets 8 Wed.: Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor Sarah Roche
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $240 / Non-Members $295
Sarah Roche
Wellesley, MA USA

Half-Foundations of Botanical Drawing & Painting

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Focusing on the rudiments of botanical art, this Foundations class with Sarah Roche is split between the fall and winter sessions and will focus on two separate four week projects. The content will be similar to the 8 week class, but may offer a solution to those with a tight schedule. Sign up for one or both sessions!
 
CBA students will need to complete both modules for the class to qualify as part of their CBA course requirements.
Meets 4 Thursdays: Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor Sarah Roche
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $150 / Non-Members $190
Sarah Roche
Wellesley, MA USA

Plant Morphology for Botanical Illustrators

Offered by The New York Botanical Garden

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

Meets 8 Tuesdays, 10/7–11/25, 10 am–12:30 pm
Instructor Dick Rauh
Format Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue The New York Botanical Garden
Address 2900 Southern Blvd
Contact nybg.org/adulted OR call 718-817-8747 to register
Fee $449 NYBG Members/$499 Non-Members
Dick Rauh
Bronx, New York USA

Living Lines - Santa Fe Botanical Art Retreat

Offered by Lisa Codddington

 

LIVING LINES Botanical Art Retreat with LIsa Coddington

After Denver ASBA conference, join Lisa in beautiful historic Santa Fe while autumn lingers for a 2-day Botanical Art retreat. Two art sessions offer botanical drawing, and watercolor glazing techniques. Autumn art subjects are ideal for beginner and experienced alike.  Lisa teaches Botanical Drawing and Watercolor at the University of New Mexico and Santa Fe Community College. Her art is represented in galleries in South Carolina and Santa Fe. 

INCLUDES:  3 nights (Oct 19, 20, 21) at charming Santa Fe B & B, admission to Georgia O’Keefe Museum, historic walking tour, admission to the new Santa Fe Botanical Garden, breakfasts, two artists’ lunches, parking, and wi-fi.

B&B is a short walk to Canyon Road Art Galleries, Historic plaza, restaurants, shops, and museums. Santa Fe is a 1-hour flight or 6.5 hour drive from Denver via I-25.

Meets Sunday October 19, 4:30 - 6:00 PM, Monday October 20, 9:30 - 5:00, Tuesday October 21, 9:30 - 5:00
Instructor Lisa Coddington
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on, Lecture, Tour
Venue Inn on the Paseo
Address 630 Paseo de Peralta
Contact Lisa Coddington - cell: 315-256-8639 www.LisaCoddington.com, Email: Lisa@LisaCoddington.com
Fee ASBA member: $920.00 Non-member: $950.00
Lisa Coddington
Santa Fe, NM USA

Color Theory

Offered by The New York Botanical Garden

COLOR THEORY

This course is for designers, artists, and anyone who enjoys working with color. Develop color perception and achieve dynamic combinations by understanding the principals of color. Create a workbook of color-mixing for future reference using gouache, an opaque water medium. Examine how colors relate to one another, how to achieve color harmony, the role of complementary colors, and how light alters color intensity and value. Special emphasis is given to colors in nature. No painting experience is necessary.

Rose Marie James | NYBG | 152BIL357

 

Meets 3 Wednesdays, 10/22–11/5, 10 am–1 pm
Instructor Rose Marie James
Format Critique, Demonstration, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue NYBG, Bronx, NY
Address 2900 Southern Blvd
Contact nybg.org/adulted or 718.817.8747
Fee $199 NYBG Member/$225 Non-Member
Rose Marie James
Bronx, New York USA

Fruits of Fall -- Painting Acorns and Chestnuts on Vellum

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

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.

Meets 4 Saturdays: Nov. 1, 6, 15, 22; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor Esther Klahne
Format Demonstration, Hands-on, Lecture
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $200 / Non-Members $250
Esther Klahne
Wellesley, MA USA

Botanical By Brush and Pencil

Offered by The New York Botanical Garden

BOTANICALS BY BRUSH AND PENCIL  

Learn to combine three very distinct media—black India ink, watercolor, and colored pencil—and create rich, luminous paintings on paper. We’ll explore the qualities of each medium, and discover creative ways of layering ink washes, watercolor, and colored pencil to exploit the inherent benefits of each. Create a simple botanical composition with your choice of flowering plant. Add your favorite natural objects such as shells and insects for interesting accents. Please bring lunch.  Prerequisite: Botanical Watercolor II

Kathie Miranda | Manhattan | 152BIL361

 

Meets Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 11/13–11/15, 
10:30 am–3:30 pm
Instructor Kathie Miranda
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue NYBG Midtown Education Center
Address 20 West 44th Street
Contact nybg.org/adulted or 718-817-8747
Fee $339 NYBG Member/$375 Non-Member
Kathie Miranda
Manhattan, New York USA

Leaves: Design, Color, and Form

Offered by The New York Botanical Garden

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

Meets 2 Wednesdays, 11/19 & 12/3, 10:30 am–4 pm
Instructor Rose Pellicano
Format Critique, Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue NYBG Midtown Education Center
Address 20 West 44th Street
Contact nybg.org/adulted or 718-817-8747
Fee $225 NYBG Member/$249 Non-Member
Rose Pellicano
Manhattan, New York USA

Bold Watercolor Approaches

Offered by The New York Botanical Garden

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

Meets 2 Fridays, 11/21 & 12/5, 10 am–3:30 pm
Instructor Laura Vogel
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue The New York Botanical Garden
Address 2900 Southern Boulevard
Contact nybg.org/adulted or 718-817-8747
Fee $225 NYBG Member/$249 Non-Member
Laura Vogel
Bronx, New York USA

The Tech-Enabled Artist

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

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.

Meets 2 days: Tues., Dec. 2 & Thurs., Dec. 4, 2014; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor Sarah Roche
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $80 / Non-Members $100
Sarah Roche
Wellesley, MA USA

Drawing the Market -- Fruits and Veggies in Graphite

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

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.

Meets 3 days: Tues., Jan. 6 - Thurs., Jan. 8; 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Snow Date: Fri., Jan. 9
Instructor Carol Ann Morley
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $250 / Non-Members $300
Carol Ann Morley
Wellesley, MA USA

From the Market -- Colorful Fruits and Veggies

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

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.

Meets 3 days: Tues., Jan. 13 - Thurs., Jan. 15; 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Snow Date: Fri., Jan. 16
Instructor Carol Ann Morley
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $250 / Non-Members $300
Carol Ann Morley
Wellesley, MA USA

Bird Feathers and Wings in Watercolor

Offered by The New York Botanical Garden

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

Meets 4 Tuesdays, 1/13–2/10 (no class 1/20), 10 am–1 pm
Instructor Mary Christiansen
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue The New York Botanical Garden
Address 2900 Southern Blvd
Contact http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=153BIL364&courseId=152BIL364&categoryId=10094
Fee $269 NYBG Member / $299 Non-Member
Mary Christiansen
Bronx, New York USA

Applying the Paint

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
A one-day course with Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medalist Martin J. Allen focusing on drybrush technique. Look at how to physically mix and apply the paint to the paper, including some exercises on creating a sharp and a soft edge, as well as getting a smooth and even finish on your painting. For all abilities including beginning artists.
Meets 1 day: Saturday, January 17, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Snow Date: Sunday, January 18
Instructor Martin J. Allen
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $95 / Non-Members $120
Martin J. Allen
Wellesley, MA USA

Larger than Life

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
This three day course with Emeritus Fellow of the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society Martin J. Allen looks at how to take digital reference photographs and use them to enlarge small parts of plants to create an exciting new image.
 
Martin will cover how to take useful photographs and the practical challenges of translating that photograph into a realistic image on paper using a straightforward painting technique that can easily be refined with practice.
 
For intermediate and advanced artists.
Meets 3 days: Tues., Jan. 20 - Thurs., Jan. 22; 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Snow Date: Fri., Jan. 23
Instructor Martin J. Allen
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $350 / Non-Members $440
Martin J. Allen
Wellesley, MA USA

Drawing Your Way to Plant Identification

Offered by The New York Botanical Garden

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.

Meets Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 1/20–1/22, 10 am–4:30 pm
Instructor Wendy Hollender
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue The New York Botanical Garden
Address 2900 Southern Blvd
Contact http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=153BIL607&courseId=152BIL607&categoryId=10095
Fee $449 NYBG Member / $499 Non-Member
Wendy Hollender
Bronx, New York USA

ON LOCATION: The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Coconut Grove, FL

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Join Sarah Roche at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Florida and enjoy 5 days of botanical art. Once on location start to draw with easy field sketches on the grounds of the stunning Kampong historic home and garden, where the climate of the southeast shore of Florida affords a natural openair environment in which tropical species flourish. Explore rudiments of form from live specimens as you work in graphite studies. Some plants will be flowering, others will be fruiting and some may have all stages of development visible. Add color with watercolors. Take home a journal filled with field sketches useful for future art works and fond memories of a unique experience. All abilities are welcome!
 
Fee includes class instruction plus 2 half-day visits to local botanic gardens/museums. Travel, accommodations, food, and other expenses not included. Kampong dormitory accommodations may be arranged on a first-come basis. For those arriving on Sunday, Jan. 25, a get-acquainted gathering will be arranged. Contact us for more details.
 
Offered in collaboration with The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden (www.ntbg.org/gardens/kampong.php)

 

Meets 5 days: Monday, January 26 - Friday, January 30; 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor Sarah Roche
Format Demonstration, Hands-on, Tour
Venue The Kampong, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Coconut Grove, FL
Address 4013 S Douglas Rd
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $495 / Non-Members $595
Sarah Roche
Miami, FL USA

Dried Leaves, Branches, and Seed Pods

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Using a range of different density pencil leads from 8H – 2B, learn how to create compelling compositions and to render finely detailed drawings in graphite. With Carrie Megan’s individual demonstrations and guidance, gain the skill and confidence to create finished pieces. Make sure to collect your favorite specimens before snowfall to be the subjects
of your winter composition of dried leaves, branches and/or seedpods. Advanced beginner and beyond drawing skills required.
Meets 5 Mondays: Feb. 2, 9, 23; March 2, 9; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Snow Date: March 16
Instructor Carrie Megan
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $225 / Non-Members $275
Carrie Megan
Wellesley, MA USA

Artistic Adventure Tour - Costa Rica

Offered by Mindy Lighthipe & Holbrook Travel
In this 10 day workshop students will tour the country of Costa Rica. Travel to different locations where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, field research, color notation, composition and to use digital photography for reference details. This workshop is for all levels and welcomes photographers as well.
 
Some of the places visited are:
 
Selva Verde Lodge
 
Arenal Volcano
 
Toucan Rescue Ranch

Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

A detail of the itinerary is available at: http://www.botanicalartpainting.com/art-photography-workshop-costa-rica/
 
Any questions? Contact Mindy at: Mlighthipe@mac.com or 352-226-0949

 

Meets 10 day Botanical Art & Photography Tour in Costa Rica
Instructor Mindy Lighthipe
Format Critique, Demonstration, Lecture, Tour
Venue Costa Rica
Contact Mindy Lighthipe, 352-226-0949, Mlighthipe@mac.com, http://www.botanicalartpainting.com/art-photography-workshop-costa-rica/
Fee $3,549 per person $250 discount if registered before August 1, 2014
Mindy Lighthipe
Costa Rica

Mastering Texture Using Nuts, Pods, and Seeds

Offered by The New York Botanical Garden

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

Meets 4 Wednesdays, 2/11–3/4 10 am–1 pm
Instructor Rose Marie James
Format Critique, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on
Venue The New York Botanical Garden
Address 2900 Southern Blvd
Contact http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=153BIL369&courseId=152BIL369&categoryId=10094
Fee $269 NYBG Member / $299 Non-Member
Rose Marie James
Bronx, New York USA

Celebrating Similarities

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Join award-winning contemporary botanical artist Beverly Duncan to create a work of art celebrating similar specimens. Look at and sketch your gathered specimens of a single genus from different views and angles, finding the commonalities and the divergences that occur in nature.
 
Tell the story of your specimens using your creative eye in a media of your choice – watercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink, pen and wash, graphite, etc. Suitable for those who have already made a start in drawing and painting botanical subjects. 
 
Material/specimens to consider are dried seed pods, cones and flowering bulbs; for instance, the seed pods of southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) and sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) or the contrasting cones of white pine (Pinus strobus) and pitch pine (Pinus rigida).
Meets 3 days: Tues., Feb. 17 - Thurs., Feb. 19; 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Snow Date: Fri., Feb. 20
Instructor Beverly Duncan
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $225 / Non-Members $275
Beverly Duncan
Wellesley, MA USA

Photoshop Elements Demystified

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Bring your laptop and artwork to class and learn how to transform your images into finished reproductions for cards, collages and posters as well as for the web. With guidance from Patricia Buchanan make color adjustments, tidy up edges and backgrounds, add a watermark, type or other enhancements. Solve the mystery of sizing and resolution to meet printing and exhibition submission standards. Scanning procedures will be covered. Mouse skills and a basic computer proficiency are required.
 
Photoshop Elements is a more user-friendly and affordable version of the original Photoshop. The skills you acquire with Elements are transferable to Photoshop. If you don’t already have Photoshop Elements it can be downloaded for a free 30-day trial period. Although this will not cover the entire class period it’s a good way to begin.
Meets 5 Fridays: March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3; 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon; Snow Date: April 10
Instructor Patricia Buchanan
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $150 / Non-Members $195
Patricia Buchanan
Wellesley, MA USA

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme: Graphite Techniques

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Create intricately rendered graphite drawings of your favorite herbs and spices. Carrie Megan will teach you her technique for using a broad range of different pencil densities to create rich values and textures in your thoughtfully designed compositions. Intermediate and beyond graphite skills required.
Meets 5 Mondays: April 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor Carrie Megan
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $225 / Non-Members $275
Carrie Megan
Wellesley, MA USA

Afraid of the Darks?

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Afraid of the Darks? Fear not – the well-appointed dark can take your painting from blah to boom!
 
Turn on the light in your next botanical piece by using your darks effectively with Susan Fisher as your guide. Learn ways to distinguish and describe dark areas, dark colors, and dark subjects. Boost your ability to mix the right dark for every occasion. Practice a variety of concepts for creating appropriate darks and get comfortable with the strategy for placing them effectively in your artwork. Watercolor skills required.
Meets 3 days: Tues., April 14 - Thurs., April 16; 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor Susan Fisher
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $350 / Non-Members $440
Susan Fisher
Wellesley, MA USA

Painting Yellow: A Studio Focus

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Yellow can be a tricky color to paint in watercolor. Sarah Roche helps you investigate the potential of your palette through exercises and studies. Work to master the techniques of laying down transparent pigment to portray the folds and frills of spring petals.
Meets 4 Tuesdays: May 5, 12, 19, 26; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor Sarah Roche
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $150 / Non-Members $200
Sarah Roche
Wellesley, MA USA

Botanical Art In Provence, Southern France

Offered by Lisa Coddington

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:

Harriet@culturalencounters.com

Phone: 505 - 982- 8264

 

Art questions and itinerary details contact Lisa: Lisa@LisaCoddington.com

Cell: 315-256-8639

 

 

Meets May 23, Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 PM , May 24 Sunday 2:00 - 4:30 PM, May 26 Tuesday 2:00 - 4:30 PM, May 27 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor Lisa Coddington
Format Critique, Demonstration, Hands-on, Tour
Venue Southern France
Contact Harriet Harris, phone: 505 - 982 - 8264, Email: harriet@culturalencounters.com or Lisa Coddington Email: Lisa@LisaCoddington.com Cell: 315-256-8639, www.LisaCoddington.com
Fee 06 participants - $3,195.00 USD, 07 - 08 Participants, $2.995.00, 09 -11 Participants, $2,795.00
Lisa Coddington
Arles France

Plant Portraits on Vellum: A Studio Focus

Offered by Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
Focus on the delicate plants of late spring, with their ethereal petals and fresh green leaves. With Sarah Roche learn to use the dry brush technique to portray their detail and intricacy on vellum. For Techniques-level students or with permission of instructor.
Meets 4 mornings: Tuesdays, June 2, 9 and Thursdays, June 4, 11; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor Sarah Roche
Format Demonstration, Hands-on
Venue Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center
Address 106 Central Street
Contact PH: 781.283.3094; email: wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu; other: www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends
Fee WCBG Friends Members $150 / Non-Members $200
Sarah Roche
Wellesley, MA USA