Offered by ASBA Individual Members & Member Institutions
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
Nature Studies in Watercolor
Learn techniques of traditional watercolor as used by the masters.
Develop your skills and add to your portfolio as you paint. This class will provide the student with the confidence and ability to maintain a personal record of the natural world, with the intent to use it as a foundation to create works of art. Elements of painting such as drawing, the movement of light, mass conceptions, depicting form, creating depth, and atmospheric perspective will be taught. Traditional English watercolor techniques will be demonstrated, as used by J.M.W. Turner, Beatrix Potter, Albrecht Dürer, and Pierre Joseph Redouté. Students may bring flowers, fruit, shells and other natural objects to draw from. Bring whatever art materials you already have, a materials lists will be available at the first class.
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.
Online Certificate in Botanical Art
Suitable for those who have already mastered the foundations of botanical art and would like to study to a more advanced level. The course deals with some of the most important aesthetic concepts and refinements of approach that can elevate botanical artwork beyond the ordinary. Less of a ‘How to’, more of a ‘Why’ style will help intermediate botanical artists develop their skills and critical judgement. Applicants will be required to submit scans of their botanical drawings and paintings to demonstrate their current level of ability.
Self-paced study (could be completed in 12-18months) but requiring a high level of commitment. Delivery is entirely online but makes use of video demonstrations, written critiques and personal tuorials via Skype. Numbers are restricted so that I can deliver very personal tuition.
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
Plant Portraits on Vellum: A Studio Focus
Online Foundation Course in Botanical Art
Well structured, supportive and personal, online learning with lots of video and interactive elements. Includes a number of personal tutorials by Elaine Searle via Skype and written feedback to assigments. Self-paced but ideally could be completed within a year. Fee includes a starter set of art materials.
Suitable for those with no or little experience of drawing or painting, and for those who wish to build confidence and proficiency in the core skills of botanical art.
Maximum of 8 students in each intake. Course starts twice each year January (now full) and September (enrolment open)