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The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is in Twentynine Palms, CA. This 800,000 acre park is home to 750 species of plants, five fan palm oases and geological features. Visit the park’s website to learn more about the park and its botany class and field classes for families.

    Botanical Drawing with Ink on Clayboard
    October 4, 2014
    8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Cynthia King will teach you how to capture the details of the desert with ink using both additive and subtractive drawing techniques on clayboard. Draw and scratch details that you observe on the board. Artistic level: Beginning to Advanced. Students will be responsible for providing their own supplies.
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    Meet at:
    Black Rock Visitor Center
    9800 Black Rock Canyon Rd., Yucca Valley, CA
    Fee: $60 for JTNPA/PINE members, $70 nonmembers

    Light & Color: Oil Painting in Joshua Tree National Park

    November 2, 2014
    9 AM – 4 PM
    Diane McClary will teach fundamental plein air painting techniques while immersed in the beauty of the desert. She will demonstrate the method behind her unique use of color and her approach to color harmony in the field. There will be plenty of time for individual instruction, questions, and review during this pleasant and easygoing class. No previous experience required, just come to relax, enjoy, and paint. Students will be responsible for providing their own painting supplies. This class will be held in the historic homestead, Keys Ranch.
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    Meet at:
    Joshua Tree Visitor Center
    6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    Fee: $60 for JTNPA/PINE members, $70 nonmembers

    Watercolor Painting in Joshua Tree National Park

    November 16, 2014
    9 AM – 4 PM
    Anahita King, artist and instructor, will help students shift the desert scenery to paper with watercolor paint. Participants will learn basic methods for transforming nature into art through techniques that maintain color clarity and high quality value differences with glazes, washes, wet-on-wet, and dry brush. This pleasant non-intimidating class provides ample time to relax, investigate and paint. Participants need to bring their own art supplies.
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    Meet at:
    Joshua Tree Visitor Center
    6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    Fee: $60 for JTNPA/PINE members, $70 nonmembers

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Get ready for Costa Rica 2015!

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

Mindy Lighthipe

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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flyer_LAIFS_2014 Learn About Ferns This Summer

The 50th Annual Fern and Exotic Plant Show & Sale will be held in July this year.

Admire award-winning plants, learn about ferns and take some home too. Attend lectures and demonstrations and shop for ferns, exotic plants and other garden-related merchandise in the very popular marketplace. Opportunity drawings are held throughout the day on both days. Enter your name for a chance to win plants and related supplies.

This annual show and sale is hosted by the
Los Angeles International Fern Society and will be located in and around Ayres Hall at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Click on the image to download the flyer. Share this post with fellow gardeners and fern enthusiasts.

ArtPlantae will be in the marketplace again this year. Hands-on activities, botanical art coloring book for kids and more. See you there!

Visit the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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Lewisham Arthouse, London

The Lewisham Arthouse once served as the central library of Deptford. Designed by architect Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas (1868-1948) and funded by Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), this former library is now a public gallery and studio space for professional artists. Artist studios are open to the public once per year. Exhibitions in the gallery are open to the public year-round, free of charge. Botanical illustration classes are taught by Alison Day.

    Drawing from Plant Life:
    An Introductory Course in Botanical Illustration for All

    April 28 2014 – July 7, 2104
    Mondays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

    This introductory course aims to provide an opportunity to explore the art and science of botanical Illustration. Students will have the opportunity to explore both drawing and painting plants, whilst learning a range of graphic techniques used to represent plant material. Some basic theory is taught and, where relevant, historical and contemporary practice is referenced. This course is taught by a practicing artist who has a background in the science of botany and the practice of fine art.

    Students are asked to bring their own ideas and specimens to the course. Basic materials are provided, together with reference literature. Students must provide their own sketchbook pencils and colours.

    All are welcome, no experience needed. Class size is limited so to provide a supportive and relaxed learning environment.

    Cost: £95/90 concessions for ten weeks

    The Lewisham Arthouse
    140 Lewisham Way
    New Cross, London SE14 6PD

    Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Alison Day.

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Botanist and scientific illustrator Bobbi Angell is one of many artists participating in Flora: A Celebration of Flowers in Contemporary Art, an exhibition at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (March 15 – June 22, 2014). This new exhibition occupies four of the museum’s six galleries and explores artists’ relationship with flowers. Angell has more than 20 pieces in the exhibition. They include

Tritonia copper etching 9"x6" © Bobbi Angell, All rights reserved

Tritonia copper etching 9″x6″ © Bobbi Angell, All rights reserved

copper etchings, scientific illustrations and illustration work printed in related publications.

Educational events associated with Flora will be offered through Spring. They include Artist Talks, an orchid care workshop, a wildflower walk, a gallery tour, a special lecture about bumblebees, a visit to one of the finest private gardens in North America, and a hands-on workshop with Bobbi Angell who will guide participants in the drawing of spring flowers and orchids.

Details about each event, as well as selected images from the exhibition at
Flora: A Celebration of Flowers in Contemporary Art.

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The 4th Annual Arts and Archives Tour led by the Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art and Illustration will occur April 25 – May 10, 2014.
Travel to London, Geneva, Lyon and Paris. Explore the Lindley Library, the Kew Gardens’ Library and Archives, the Louvre, and the Natural History Museum in Paris where you will see the largest and oldest herbaria in the world. You’ll also visit the Palace of Versailles, a tapestry museum, the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art and attend the annual exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists. This special tour also includes a visit to the manufacturing site of Caran d’Ache colored pencils.

There are only two spots available. Reserve your seat today!

View the tour itinerary on Botanical Illustration, the blog by Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski, Manager of the School of Botanical Art and Illustration at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Botanical Illustration of Desert Flora
Desert Studies Center, Zzyzx, CA in the Mojave National Preserve
Apr 11-13, 2014 (Friday night to Sun afternoon)

Learn how to draw artistic and realistic flowering plants in a way designed to understand the form, function, and identification of native plants. Exciting
hands-on experience both in the lab and in the field amid native flora habitats. Techniques in pencil, pen, and watercolor. Learn how to:

  • Focus on comprehensive line drawing stressing contour, volume and perspective.
  • Make drawings of minute structures to full-scale renditions of plants.
  • Understand how artistic and scientific skills work together.

This 1-unit field study course is based at the Desert Studies Center (of California State University) located within the Preserve at Soda Springs (Zzyzx), about an hour outside Las Vegas, about a three-hour drive from Riverside. The course fee includes two nights’ lodging at the Center (dormitory rooms & some couples rooms), and fresh cooked breakfast and dinners; bag lunches and tapas on Friday night. Participants will be sent information via email about the Center and what to bring with them. NO VEHICLE REQUIRED ONCE YOU ARRIVE, so great for car share to and from this special location. Cost: $325

Instructor Donald Davidson is an artist with over 500 pieces of art featured in the Traveling Artist Wildflower Project with the National Park Service.

Course Schedule
Friday, April 12: 8-10 p.m.
Saturday, April 13: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, April 14: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Registration Deadline
Register by March 28, 2014. Cite registration # 124−CPF−F61

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