Botanical Art

“Papaver somniferum”, by Gloria Acosta, 2017

The natural world provides endless opportunities to create art. In these classes you’ll discover the variety of techniques to create beautiful drawings, working from observation and from photographs. We use objects from nature as subject matter, such as: wild and garden flowers, fruits and vegetables, tree branches, shells, feathers and more… Photo references, books, and slideshows are used as sources for inspiration.

Botanical Art class is designed for students of all levels. It teaches how to use plants as the subject of art with easy approaches and many visual examples. The basic topics on botany for the artists are covered. The main materials are colored pencils, technical pens, such as Micron or Prismacolor pens, watercolor paints and watercolor pencils. This class will run on Saturdays 11:00-1:00.

Among the mediums that will be used are: graphite and colored pencils, watercolors and watercolor pencils, inks, Micron pens, professional art markers, and more. Buying drawing materials for the class is a students’ responsibility. I am always happy to help with the basic supplies and provide a materials list along with the recommendations regarding the needed drawing tools and materials.

You can join the classes that have already started, given there are spaces available; the payment will be prorated.

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