Travel through time and learn how botanical illustration has informed our knowledge of plants. Participants will create a sketchbook that will serve as a personalized guide to plants and a historical account of the golden age of botanical art. Students will work in pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil and create a print block from one of their sketches.
Students should bring a mixed media sketchbook no smaller than 9” x 12”.
Paper must be able to tolerate at least a little bit of water and ink. Additional information about supplies will be sent to registered participants.
This summer workshop is for teachers, naturalists, gardeners and anyone new to botanical art who wants to begin a personalized guide to plants while learning about botanical art history.
This workshop will be held at the University of California Natural Reserve System James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve in Idyllwild, CA.
Schedule for the History of Botanical Illustration
Friday, July 11, 2014:
Check-in is at 3 PM. Participants must arrive during daylight hours.
Unpack, meet fellow classmates and attend a welcome reception.
Begin your study of plants and botanical art history with learning about Georgius Everhardus Rumphius (1627-1702), the naturalist who spent 50 years gathering information about the native plants of Ambon, an island in Indonesia. Rumphius’ detailed plant descriptions and illustrations were used to create “The Ambonese Herbal”. Produced before Linnaeus’ classification system, the English translation of this historic herbal was published in 2011. Learn about the work of this 17th-century naturalist and view all six volumes of the English translation.
Saturday, July 12, 2014:
Begin the day with a morning walk and a leisurely breakfast. Today we dive into history and the different ways plants are documented. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided.
Sunday, July 13, 2014:
The second morning in the San Jacinto Mountains again begins with a leisurely breakfast. After our morning session, we pack up and head to the Idyllwild Nature Center to meet with botanist Kate Kramer who will teach us about the Lemon Lily, its history and its restoration. The day ends by 1 PM to allow for time at the Lemon Lily Festival, a visit to the shops and galleries in Idyllwild and a safe trip home.
This weekend workshop in the San Jacinto Mountains costs $155 per person.
An detailed daily itinerary and other important information will be provided to registered participants. The workshop fee includes:
- Two nights lodging at the Trailfinders Lodge at the James Reserve
(dorm style accommodations)
- Five meals
- Engraving tool
- Carving material
- Fourteen hours of instruction
- Admittance to the Lemon Lily Festival at the Idyllwild Nature Center
- Introduction to Lemon Lily history and restoration with Kate Kramer
For additional information and to register, please contact Tania Marien.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due when registering for this workshop.
Payment by credit card or PayPal only.
Remaining balance is due by June 13, 2014.
Minimum enrollment: 12; Maximum enrollment: 20
Please read the cancellation policy below. Please also read the Visitor Rules and Regulations and the Visitor Waiver before registering for this workshop.
ArtPlantae Cancellation Policy for “History of Botanical Illustration” Weekend Workshop
James Reserve, Idyllwild, CA
July 11-13, 2014
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due upon registration.
The remaining balance of $105 is due no later than Friday, June 13, 2014.
All registration fees will be applied to the History of Botanical Illustration workshop and are not transferable.
Please also make note of the following:
- ArtPlantae LLC is not responsible for any travel expenses a participant incurs to attend this weekend workshop.
- Discounts will not be issued for meals or activities a participant chooses to skip during the weekend workshop.
- ArtPlantae LLC reserves the right to cancel a workshop for any reason.
In the event ArtPlantae LLC cancels a workshop, registered participants will be issued a full refund.
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