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Four years ago we learned about The Botany Studio at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The Studio’s senior artist, Kandis Elliot, was our guest and their poster about fungi had received First Place for Informational Graphics in the eighth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2010 sponsored by the journal Science and the National Science Foundation.

Today the Botany Studio operates a Botany Outreach Store featuring not only their collection of botany posters, but also digital media and selected publications about the plants of Wisconsin.

If you’re looking for posters about plants for your classroom or program, be sure to visit the Botany Studio. You’ll find posters about the following topics:

  • Introduction to Fungi
  • Classification of Fruits
  • Specialization in Flowers
  • Plant Modifications
  • Pollination and Pollinators
  • Carnivorous Plants
  • Plant Colors
  • Life Cycle of Arabidopsis thaliana
  • The Annotated Big Bucky
  • The Tree of Life

These posters would be a great addition to a classroom, lab, or nature center.
Be sure to take a look!


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Cactus Stand in Jamaica, ca. 1895, by Curtis Gates Lloyd (modern colorization of historic b&w photo)

Cactus Stand in Jamaica, ca. 1895, by Curtis Gates Lloyd (modern colorization of historic b&w photo)

Abloom in the Desert
Art and Rare Books Exhibition
Joel Quimby Exhibition
Lloyd Library and Museum
Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 26 – March 21, 2015

The Lloyd Library and Museum invites you to Abloom in the Desert.

Rare and unique volumes from the early 17th century to the present on cacti and succulents from the Lloyd Library’s botanical book collection are now on view. These books explore the earliest accounts of cacti, including early medicinal uses. Learn how the cactus got its name and learn how cacti are used for decorative purposes. Discover the diverse variety of species in this group of plants while enjoying the Lloyd’s indoor cactus garden.

Desert Walk by Joel Quimby

Desert Walk by Joel Quimby

Then explore the deserts of Saudi Arabia through the photographic eye of Joel Quimby, as he shares his visual documentation of time spent in the Middle East.


About Lloyd Library and Museum

The Lloyd Library and Museum, a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization, is a local and regional cultural treasure, which began in the 19th century as a research library for Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies of the period. Their mission is to collect and maintain a library of botanical, medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific books and periodicals, and works of allied sciences that serve the scientific research community, as well as constituents of the public, through library services and programming that bring science, art, and history to life. For more information, visit the Lloyd website at www.lloydlibrary.org.

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Botanical Art Workshop Holiday in Norway 2015
June 28 – July 5, 2015

Award-winning botanical artist Gaynor Dickeson will lead a botanical art workshop in Norway in 2015. Travel to the banks of the Oslo Fjord and spend your mornings immersed in botanical art.

Demonstrations and one-on-one instruction will occur after breakfast between Monday June 29 – Saturday July 4. Afternoons are free to explore. Gaynor will be available in the studio for advice on most afternoons. This workshop is suitable for new beginners and highly experienced botanical artists. Class limit is 12 students. Students will work in graphite, colored pencil and watercolor.

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Anne-Marie Evans is coming to Southern California!

Known throughout the world as a master teacher of botanical art, Anne-Marie will teach three classes at Virginia Robinson Gardens in March. Anne-Marie’s classes are filled with the most thoroughly researched methods of giving information so that students can benefit to the fullest from their attendance. Drawing, aerial perspective and composition will be covered in-depth and every student of botanical art will benefit from Anne-Marieʼs expertise. Students will be given the knowledge to advance their future botanical works.

Here’s the latest at Classes Near You > Southern California:


Virginia Robinson Gardens, Beverly Hills

www.robinsongardens.org
Botanical art classes with visiting instructors such as Anne-Marie Evans, Elaine Searle and Jenny Phillips are taught at the garden. The Friends of Robinson Gardens invites artists who work in all mediums. Read about the Friends of Robinson Garden Botanical Art Group and the Robinson Garden Florilegium here.

    Classes will be held daily from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm in the Pool Pavilion.

    Drawing, Aerial Perspective and Composition
    Monday, March 23 – Friday, 27, 2015
    Anne-Marie will discuss the basics of drawing botanically correct specimens.


    Ask Anne-Marie!

    Saturday, March 28, 2015
    Anne-Marie will help students with their unfinished painting in this special one-day session.


    Aerial Perspective and Composition for Botanical Art

    Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3, 2015

    TUITION:
    Members: $595. per week
    Non-members: $625. per week

    Special Saturday Session, March 28: Members $100, non-members $125

    An amount of $100 is non-refundable

    Payment may be made by check payable to FRIENDS OF ROBINSON GARDENS. Participants will receive a materials list. Coffee, tea and water will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

    Questions? Contact Robinson Gardens at 310-550-2068.


    Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Internationally Renowned Artist Nan Rae

    Thursday, March 5, 2015
    10:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Beginners and experienced artists are invited to join the first Chinese Brush painting workshop at Virginia Robinson Gardens. NanRae is internationally known for her superb craftmanship of this ancient art form. She has paintings in museums and many prominent private collections. Nan Rae has been featured in television documentaries, has written a well received book, lectures and has monthly art classes at the Huntington Botanical Center in San Marino. She also holds classes in her studio. You can find information on the many facets of Nan Raeʼs art on her website nanrae.com.

    TUITION:
    Members: $100
    Non-members: $125

    An amount of $50 is non-refundable

    Payment may be made by check payable to FRIENDS OF ROBINSON GARDENS. Participants will receive a materials list. Coffee, tea and water will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

    Questions? Contact Robinson Gardens at 310-550-2068.

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Photo-based dye sublimation print on chiffon, wind, existing steel arbor, Western Cottonwood (Populus fremontii), drought-tolerant native plant 95 x 96 x 28 in. overall; Tapestry: 83 x 89.5 in.

Photo-based dye sublimation print on chiffon, wind, existing steel arbor, Western Cottonwood (Populus fremontii), drought-tolerant native plant
95 x 96 x 28 in. overall; Tapestry: 83 x 89.5 in.

Elemental | Seeing the Light
Group Exhibition 
Sturt Haaga Gallery
Descanso Gardens
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
January 11 – April 5, 2015

Elemental | Seeing the Light explores light, the most fundamental element in any garden. Participating in this exhibition is Pamela Burgess, artist and Chairperson of the Arts Council at the Theodore Payne Foundation. Pamela’s deep interest in sculpture and photography have guided her creation of installations about abstract landscapes, photography and light. Pamela’s installation, ‘Radiant Blue’ (above) is featured in this new exhibition. Visit her website to view this tapestry close up.

Other artists exploring light are Larry Bell, Jordan Biren, Ursula Brookbank, Heather Carson, Mary Corse, Max Hendler, Nancy Macko, Yunhee Min, Soojung Park, Helen Pashgian, Fran Siegel, Nancy Turner-Smith, Paul Tzanetopoulos, and Eric Zammitt

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Lyceum of Monterey County
www.lyceum.org
The oldest non-profit on the Monterey Peninsula, the Lyceum of Monterey County is expanding its botanical art program by adult and family classes to the extensive list of hands-on learning opportunities they provide for Monterey students. The Lyceum “inspires a life-long love of learning” through its enrichment programs and academic events.

    Make Your Own Herbarium!
    The Lyceum of Monterey County
    Saturday, February 28, 2015
    1-4 PM

    Make a personal herbarium. Historically, herbariums have been used by botanists and gardeners to preserve and catalog their plant collections. Learn about famous herbariums such as those made by Lewis and Clark, Charles Darwin and Emily Dickinson. Complete the process by constructing an artistic plant collage.
    Age: 13 to adult

    Cost: $30, plus $5 materials fee
    Limit: 8 students

    Register online or call 831-372-6098.



This information has also been posted to Classes Near You > California.

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Why is the White House white?
What do bugs have to do with color?
What’s the difference between pigments and dyes?

These questions are answered in The Brilliant History of Color in Art, a new book by journalist Victoria Finlay.

Published by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this new book is accompanied by a collection of activities, handouts and lesson plans teachers can use in their classrooms.

Handouts about the following topics are available:

  • Discussion questions for the Brilliant History of Color in Art
  • An online quiz
  • Elements of Art (line, shape, forms, space, color, texture)
  • How to Make Paint (using pigments, instant coffee, Kool-aid or chalk).
  • Principles of Design
  • Watercolor Techniques

Also available are seven lesson plans for K-12 students and two virtual self-guided tours to help teachers prepare for their visit to the Getty Museum or the Getty Villa. These items are available in the Education section on the website of the J.Paul Getty Museum.

Learn more about this fascinating topic. Watch this short YouTube video.

The Brilliant History of Color in Art is available at The Getty Store or from your local independent bookstore.


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