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Get ready for Costa Rica 2015!

Here is the latest news at Classes Near You > Florida:


Mindy Lighthipe

www.botanicalartpainting.com
Custom classes, art tours, books, ebooks, videos and artwork can be viewed on Mindy’s website. To register for classes, please contact Mindy.


Artistic Adventure Tour – Costa Rica

February 6-16, 2015

In this 10-day workshop, you will tour Costa Rica with botanical and nature artist, Mindy Lighthipe, and nature photographer
Nancy Richmond. Travel to different locations where the rainforest will by your classroom. Learn field sketching, field research, color notation, composition and how to use digital photography for reference details. This workshop is for all levels and welcomes photographers as well.

Some of the places you will visit include:

Go to Costa Rica Art Tours to view the detailed itinerary for this trip.

Cost: $3,549 per person
Save $250 discount if registered before August 1, 2014.

Any questions? Contact Mindy Lighthipe or call 352-226-0949.

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Back from the Brink: Celebrating Species Making a Comeback

A group art show by MasterWorks for Nature opens at the Lloyd Library in Cincinnati, OH on June 7, 2014. You are invited to attend the opening reception that will be held from 4-7 PM. Arrive early to attend a special presentation by Dr. Terri Roth who will talk about species conservation and the Carl H. Lindner Jr. Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

The art, as well as the rare books on display, celebrate iconic species that were once on the brink of extinction, but through positive human intervention, managed to stage a comeback. Featured species include the Bald Eagle, Bison, wolf, trumpeter swan, and grizzly bear, among others.

The concurrent book exhibition features rare natural history titles held by the Lloyd, some of which offer the earliest printed depictions of the featured species. The books center on the work of the “father of natural history,” a Frenchman, George‐Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, who in the 18th century wrote one of the most comprehensive and scientifically based natural history encyclopedias. His work formed the basis of natural history research and development for the next 100+ years.

Proceeds from sales of the artwork will benefit the Lloyd Library and the Carl H. Lindner Jr., Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife.


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Naturalist and artist, Mark Catesby, created the first illustrated record of the plants and animals of North America. His field notes and observations are recorded in The Natural History of Carolina, Florida & the Bahama Islands. Only fifty facsimile copies exist. To mark the 300th anniversary of Catesby’s arrival to the New World, 20 sets of his landmark text have been published and bound by Addison Publications, the publisher who also published Prince Charles’
Highgrove Florilegium.

Learn more about the special limited edition of The Natural History of Carolina, Florida & the Bahama Islands.

Will you be visiting Richmond, VA this month?

Fifteen images from the first facsimile edition of Catesby’s Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects & Plants (1712-1726) are now on view in the library at
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA. Normally stored in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, these remarkable works about the natural history of North America will be on view through June 1, 2014.


Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects & Plants (1712-1726)

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
April 24 – June 1, 2014
Hours & Directions

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Don’t miss these summertime learning opportunities. Here is what’s new at Classes Near You > Massachusetts:


ART+BIO Collaborative

www.artbiocollaborative.com
The ART+BIO Collaborative in Cambridge, MA fosters the integration of science, nature, and art through novel collaborations, research, and education. They design innovative art+science curriculum and turn public spaces into interactive learning environments.

    ISLAND LIFE: Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico
    June 7-14, 2014
    Embark on an artistic exploration of the diverse tropical wildlife of Puerto Rico, including rainforest, mountain, beach and coastal environments.
    Registration Deadline: May 19, 2014
    View Details/Register


    DESERT LIFE: Field Studies of Art+Nature in the Southwest

    August 9-16, 2014
    Discover the unique beauty of the desert in this one-of-a-kind artistic journey through white sand dunes, black lava rock, underground caverns, and mountain landscapes of West Texas and New Mexico.
    Registration Deadline: July 21, 2014
    View Details/Register

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New at Classes Near You > Oregon!


Christine Elder

www.christineelder.com
Christine Elder is a naturalist, environmental educator and biological illustrator living in Bend, Oregon. Ms. Elder’s formal education includes a graduate certificate in Scientific Illustration from the University of California and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology from California State University. She has developed a variety of nature sketching workshops for both adults and youth that she teaches throughout the year at Arts Central in Bend, Oregon. For information on current classes contact Christine Elder directly or visit the Arts Central Oregon website. Upcoming classes include:

Christine was the featured guest during National Environmental Education Week 2010. Learn More

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2014_PRIMER-ASPEN_flier-2 Here is what’s new at
Classes Near You > Colorado!


Marjorie Leggitt
Leggitt Design & Illustration

View Marjorie’s Gallery at Science-Art.com
Marjorie is a scientific illustrator who creates illustrations for clients in the fields of botany, zoology, medicine, and education. Her artwork also appears on the seed packets Botanical Interests seed company. You can learn more about the work Marjorie and other illustrators do for Botanical Interests in an interview with Andrew Keys at RadioGarden, a series produced by Horticulture Magazine.


    The Plein-Air Watercolor Primer

    March 22 & 23, 2014
    DC Art Press, Denver
    Instructors: Marjorie Leggitt and Leon Loughridge
    Time: 9am – 3:30pm
    Price: $360.00 (includes custom traveling watercolor kit, gourmet lunch)

    This  new workshop qualifies as a pre-requisite for the September POSTCARDS FROM…Aspen multi-day workshop. Priority is given to those registrants who also place a deposit for the Postcards from Aspen workshop.

    This 2-day weekend workshop introduces all the basics to plein air watercolor painting and, starting this year, is the pre-requisite for the fabulous 4-day POSTCARDS FROM…Aspen watercolor workshop in September. Leon and Marjorie explore everything you need to know for painting outdoors -– working with a limited outdoor palette, building color washes and color builds, developing essential core abstractions, using values and temperatures to create “mini” space-filled compositions.


    Back to Basics: Drawing with Confidence

    April 14-17, 2014
    VOC in Washington Park, Denver
    Instructors: Marjorie Leggitt and Susan Rubin
    Time: 9am – 2:30pm 
    Price: $414.00  
    This fun four-day workshop returns to the drawing basics of Line, Shading, Perspective, and Composition to bolster your drawing skills and boost your confidence. Revisit the principles of light, form, and depth to flesh out compositions both big and small. Practice linear and aerial perspective to accurately portray physical and atmospheric depth. Develop composition strategies to create dynamic artwork. Instruction, exercises, practice, and individual guidance will assure that in just four days you’ll solidify those shaky skills and draw anything better and faster every time.


    POSTCARDS FROM…Aspen, Colorado

    September 10-14, 2014
    The Aspen Meadows Resort (home of the Aspen Institute)
    Instructors: Marjorie Leggitt and Leon Loughridge
    Price: $1360.00 ($395.00 single supplement)

    Includes: 4 nights lodging, instruction, workshop booklet, watercolor sketch books, gourmet breakfasts and lunches, 24-hour health club, outdoor pool and hot tub, tennis court access and equipment, complimentary bicycle rental, full business center access, 24-hour shuttle service to and from downtown Aspen and the Aspen Airport.

    Please note: This workshop has a pre-requisite of the Plein-Air Watercolor Primer (March 22 & 23) or a previous Leggitt/Loughridge POSTCARDS FROM.. workshop.

    This 4-day plein air watercolor workshop is a perfect follow-up to the Plein Air Watercolor Primer workshop and previous Leggitt/Loughridge Postcards From… workshops. Starting at a more advanced level, students delve into the challenging aspects of CVCT. From value sketches and temperature schematics to capturing light throughout the day, students learn how to use “schematics” for problem-solving, to improve time management, and to develop larger and more complex watercolors. Each day presents enticing landscape exercises, composition opportunities, personal instruction and guidance.


    Back to Basics: Drawing with Confidence
     
    September 16-19, 2014 
    VOC in Washington Park, Denver
    Instructors: Marjorie Leggitt and Susan Rubin
    Time: 9am-2:30pm   
    Price: $414.00

    This fun four-day workshop returns to the drawing basics of Line, Shading, Perspective, and Composition to bolster your drawing skills and boost your confidence. Revisit the principles of light, form, and depth to flesh out compositions both big and small. Practice linear and aerial perspective to accurately portray physical and atmospheric depth. Develop composition strategies to create dynamic artwork. Instruction, exercises, practice, and individual guidance will assure that in just four days you’ll solidify those shaky skills and draw anything better and faster every time.

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