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Botanical Illustration

Denver Botanic Gardens' School of Botanical Art and Illustration program is designed to offer a comprehensive series of classes in botanical illustration, providing participants the drawing and painting skills required to render accurate and useful depictions of the plant world with a focus on detail. This program is for the dedicated illustrator, as well as the devoted amateur. It culminates in a portfolio and certificate for some students and offers an ongoing program of botanical illustration classes for others.

 

Attendance is required at the first class for all required courses. Please contact the program manager for the attendance policy on elective courses.

 

Please make sure that you have completed all the pre-requisites for this class by the time of the first session. Materials list for each course is attached to your registration confirmation.

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.

Cafe Botanique

Café Botanique is a part of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program and is open to Botanical Art and Illustration students, Gardens' members, the general public, academia and artists. The 30-40 minute talk starts at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a discussion. This lecture offers one elective credit hour in the BI-program. Fee: $5.

 

 

Light on Form - ONLINE

Take your drawings from flat to fabulous. The secret to portraying light and shadow on your subjects lies in understanding the scientific method of lighting as it applies to different forms. Beginning with basic geometric shapes, refine your skills in showing light and volume on any subject. The class will work entirely in graphite pencil, but the principles apply to all other media. As you progress from fruits and vegetables to leaves and flowers to entire plants with complex shapes, you will overcome the obstacles in creating three-dimensional drawings.

Please note this is an Online course.

Prerequisite: Botanical Illustration in Pencil I.

Fee: $265 member, $315 non-member.

Date(s):

Tuesdays October 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24 6-9 p.m.

Wednesdays November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16, 1-4 p.m.

Friday-Sunday December 3, 4, 5, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Garden through Hokusai's Lens - ONLINE

Hokusai, best known for "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," was a prolific, influential printmaker and painter to the Impressionist and Post-impressionists. He edited his compositions like a director in a film, commanding the eye across the surface in order to tell his version of the "story." Using black ink and water, we will study the Gardens' Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavilion and Tea Garden to construct vignettes using sumi-e painting techniques on rice paper. Our final project will be a hanging scroll made from one of our ink sketches.

 

Date(s): December 12, 9 a.m.- Noon

Online

Fee: Member $60, Non Member $70

Instructor: Lori Ann Levy-Holm

 

 

ZentangleĀ® - Time to Create - ONLINE

The relaxing Zentangle® drawing method promotes mindfulness through the incorporation of patterns and shapes to create beautiful artworks. Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to learn or enjoy the process! Join Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® teacher (Botangle.net), for a free 15-minute virtual workshop to learn Zentangle® basics and explore a different pattern each week. Anyone can join, regardless of previous art experience.

 

The Zoom link and suggested materials list will be included in your registration confirmation.

 

ZentangleĀ® - Time to Explore - ONLINE

The relaxing Zentangle® drawing method promotes mindfulness through the incorporation of patterns and shapes to create beautiful artworks. Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to learn or enjoy the process! Join Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® teacher (Botangle.net), for a free 15-minute virtual workshop to learn Zentangle® basics and explore a different pattern each week. Anyone can join, regardless of previous art experience.

 

The Zoom link and suggested materials list will be included in your registration confirmation.

 

ZentangleĀ® - Time to Reflect - ONLINE

 

The relaxing Zentangle® drawing method promotes mindfulness through the incorporation of patterns and shapes to create beautiful artworks. Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to learn or enjoy the process! Join Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® teacher (Botangle.net), for a free 15-minute virtual workshop to learn Zentangle® basics and explore a different pattern each week. Anyone can join, regardless of previous art experience.

 

The Zoom link and suggested materials list will be included in your registration confirmation.

 

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