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The Arts Center of the Capital Region

www.artscenteronline.org
An art center in Troy, NY offering classes in drawing, painting, art history, the business of art, and the digital arts. View their extensive schedule of classes online.

    Micrographia: The Art of Scientific Illustration
    November 3-4, 2012; 12-4 PM
    Study nature’s forms under a magnifying glass and learn how to draw objects, patterns and textures with instructor, Monica Bill Hughes.
    Cost: $104 members, $115 non-members. Materials Fee: $25.
    View Details/Register

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Today I want to follow-up last week’s article about art and botany needing each other, with an example of how the disciplines of art and botany can work together to change the way people experience a local park.

When artist and art director, Ken Chaya, was asked to make a map about the trees and landscapes of Central Park, little did he know he was about to become a botanist, an experienced hiker, and become intimately familiar with every square foot of New York’s famous park.

Over a two-year period, Chaya learned how to identify trees, created symbols for every major tree species, walked more than 500 miles, and represented 19,630 trees on a single sheet of paper to create the most accurate and detailed map ever published about Central Park.

Chaya tells his story at CentralParkNature and provides a behind-the-scenes look at how he created Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map.

In six short documentary-style videos, Chaya explains how he learned to identify 172 species of trees, how he mapped every path in the park, and what he learned while creating the illustrations for his map.

Here is a great example of art and botany in action!

Chaya’s map is available as a wall poster ($35) and as a folded map ($12.95). Quantity discounts are available.



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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

www.bbg.org
Established in 1910, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is home to 12,000 plant species and cultivars, the Steinhardt Conservatory and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium. They offer classes in botanical art, botany, birding and many garden-related subjects. A sample of upcoming classes is listed below. Search for more learning opportunities by viewing their complete schedule online.

    Botany for Horticulturists
    Thursdays, September 6 – October 18, 2012; 6-9 PM. Introduction to plant anatomy, plant life cycles, plant reproduction, taxonomy and physiology. This is a foundation course for the Horticulture Certificate. Cost: $303 members, $337 non-members. View Details/Register

    Beginning Plant Drawing from the Masters with Anne Walsh
    Thursdays, October 4-25, 2012; 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Open to all levels of artists. Participants will study the drawings of master illustrators, including botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch. Anne Walsh is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, an art educator and art historian. Cost: $185 members, $207 non-members. Material Fee: $15.
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    Botanical Drawing with Adele Rossetti
    Tuesdays, October 16 – November 27, 2012; 1-4 PM. Learn the drawing techniques used by scientific illustrators. Participants will work in pencils and pen and ink. Instructor Adele Rossetti is a member of the BBG Florilegium Society. Cost: $185 members, $207 non-members. Material Fee: $5. View Details/Register

    Evening Painting with Adele Rossetti
    Tuesdays, October 16 – November 27, 2012; 6-9 PM. Participants will observe and draw plants and learn painting techniques used in botanical art. Open to all levels of artists. Cost: $185 members, $207 non-members. Material Fee: $5. View Details/Register

    Fall Fruits, Flowers and Foliage in Watercolor
    Wednesdays, October 24 – December 5, 2012; 2-5 PM. Experienced watercolorists will explore how to capture the colors of autumn with instructor Albert Massimi, president of the Brooklyn Watercolor Society and member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Cost: $185 members, $207 non-members. Material Fee: $7 View Details/Register

    Botany for Horticulturists
    Wednesdays, October 24 – December 12, 2012; 6-9 PM. Introduction to plant anatomy, plant life cycles, plant reproduction, taxonomy and physiology. This is a foundation course for the Horticulture Certificate. Cost: $303 members, $337 non-members. View Details/Register



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Artist and teacher, Wendy Hollender, will host a exhibition of botanical art on May 19 at Hollengold Farm, her organic farm located in the Hudson Valley in New York. This exhibition will feature the artwork of Carol Woodin, Paul Harwood and Wendy Hollender. Meet the artists and learn about the summer workshops each will teach at the farm.

Carol Woodin and Wendy Hollender will teach Botanical Art Basics twice per month on Friday afternoons beginning June 1, 2012.

Paul Harwood, Carol Woodin and Wendy Hollender will each teach Saturday workshops at the farm. These all-day workshops include a farm-fresh lunch! Choose from these summer workshops at Hollengold Farm:

  • Botanical Field Sketching in Pencil and Watercolor with Carol Woodin – May 26
  • Drawing Trees in Charcoal and Chalk with Paul Harwood – June 23
  • Drawing Fresh Produce in Colored Pencil and Watercolor with Wendy Hollender – July 28
  • Drawing Still Lifes with Charcoal and Chalk with Paul Harwood – Aug. 11
  • Heirloom Fruits in Watercolor with Carol Woodin – September 8
  • Drawing Dahlias in Colored Pencil and Watercolor Pencil with Wendy Hollender – October 6

Botanical Art Exhibition at Hollengold Farm
Meet the artists!
Learn about classes at the farm!
Accord, NY
May 19, 2012
6-8 PM

Workshop information can also be viewed at Classes Near You > New York.

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This summer at the New York Botanical Garden, learn how to create a book about the life cycles of plants and animals with Katie Lee and learn how to layer colors onto a dark ground in Colored Pencil on Black Paper with Carol Ann Morley. These exciting classes and more have been added to the Garden’s summer schedule at
Classes Near You > New York.


New York Botanical Garden

www.nybg.org
Two certificate programs are offered through the Garden’s Continuing Education program. One certificate program emphasizes Botanical Art & Illustration and the other, Natural Science Illustration. There are several courses from which to choose. View current course schedule.

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Wendy Hollender at Hollengold Farm

www.drawingincolor.com
Wendy Hollender is an illustrator, author, and teacher. She teaches at the New York Botanical Garden and at Hollengold Farm, her organic vegetable farm. Wendy is the author of Botanical Drawing in Color. A new exciting schedule of classes for 2012 has been announced, as well as two new instructors:

    Botanical Drawing Basics – Fridays, twice per month (8 sessions); 2-5 PM. Could there be a nicer way to spend a summer afternoon? Botanical artists Wendy Hollender and Carol Woodin will teach this introductory course to botanical illustration throughout the summer at Hollengold Farm. Cost: $440. The dates for this class are as follows:

    June 1 – Wendy
    June 22 – Carol
    July 13 – Wendy
    July 27 – Wendy
    August 10 – Carol
    August 24 – Wendy
    Sept 7 – Carol
    Sept 28 – Wendy

    For more information, visit the webpage for Botanical Drawing Basics.


    Saturday Workshops at Hollengold Farm
    – Saturdays. Workshops are held 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Six one-day workshops are planned through October 2012. Workshops will be taught by Paul Harwood, Carol Woodin and Wendy Hollender. Each workshop will focus on a specific topic. Topics include: botanical field sketching, drawing trees in charcoal and chalk, drawing fresh produce, drawing still lifes, heirloom fruits in watercolor, and drawing dahlias.
    Cost per workshop: $105, includes a farm-fresh lunch.
    View complete workshop schedule

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The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) has a long history of offering classes in botanical art and natural science illustration. The number of courses they offer and their faculty roster is impressive. Upcoming learning opportunities include classes unique to NYBG. Classes such as Botanical Art Through the Centuries and several courses related to an exhibition about Monet’s Garden opening May 19 and continuing through October 21, 2012.

Below is a list of open classes at NYBG. These classes can also be found at Classes Near You > New York:


New York Botanical Garden

www.nybg.org
Two certificate programs are offered through the Garden’s Continuing Education program. One certificate program emphasizes Botanical Art & Illustration and the other, Natural Science Illustration. There are several courses from which to choose. View current course schedule.

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