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By Bonnie S. Driggers
Past President, Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment


Due to a last-minute cancellation, we have an opening for Anne-Marie Evans’ Botanical Watercolor Class. This two-week class will concentrate first on gaining intimate familiarity with the plant, sketching it from many different aspects while striving for botanical accuracy. Then, students will practice various arrangements using the individual sketches to make an effective composition. Finally, they will proceed to paint application, using Anne-Marie’s six-step method. If you are interested, please contact me for details.

Date: September 21 – 25 and September 28 – October 2, 2015
Daily: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: $1,100
Location: Columbia Baptist Church, Room 100, 103 W. Columbia St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Bring a lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.


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Fall leaves © Linda C. Miller, all rights reserved

Fall leaves © Linda C. Miller, all rights reserved

Believe it or not, the end of summer is beginning to appear on the horizon. School begins next month and the seasons will change once again.

If you live in the vicinity of Williamsburg, Virginia, you have the opportunity to capture the changing seasons with botanical artist Linda C. Miller.

Here is what’s new in the Classes Near You sections for Virginia and
North Carolina.


Linda C. Miller

www.lindacmillerbotanicalarttoday.com

Linda is a botanical artist from Virginia and the artist in residence at The Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC. Learn more about this special honor. Linda teaches in North Carolina and in Virginia. Visit Linda’s blog, Botanical Art Today to learn about her classes and upcoming gallery appearances.

    Fall Botanical Workshop
    The Elizabethan Gardens, Odom Hall. © Linda C. Miller, all rights reserved

    The Elizabethan Gardens, Odom Hall. © Linda C. Miller, all rights reserved


    The Elizabethan Gardens
    Manteo, NC
    September 28-30, 2015
    9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Use your artistic skills to illustrate and create a Botanical Portrait working with flora from The Elizabethan Garden’s greenhouses and grounds. Learn basic drawing skills, observation, and watercolor techniques to create a botanical painting. Beginner and advanced students welcome!

    Materials list provided by instructor. For additional information, please contact Linda. To register, contact The Elizabethan Gardens at
    (252) 473-3234.

    Two Day Workshop Option:
    $100.00 member, $120 non-member

    Three Day Workshop:
    $150.00 member, $180 non-member

    Class limit: 10


    Fall Nature Journal Class

    Freedom Park Interpretive Center Building
    Williamsburg, VA
    November 14, 2015
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Learn how to keep your own nature journal. Instructor Linda Miller will demonstrate ways of journal-keeping including drawing flora, making quick landscape studies and nature poetry. No experience necessary. Please bring your own journal, pencil, and a small package of colored markers.

    Class Fee: $15 per person
    Class Limit: 10


    Painting Fall Leaves in Watercolor

    Freedom Park Interpretive Center
    Williamsburg, VA
    Wednesdays: October 28, November 4 & 11, 2015
    10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Learn how to draw and paint fall leaves. Instructor will provide watercolor paper. Please bring your own journal, pencil and watercolor paints.

    Workshop Fee: $75 per person
    Class Limit: 6


    Private Watercolor Lessons with Linda C. Miller

    Limited to four guests each session, designed especially for you.
    Learn more about Linda at Linda Miller Botanical Art.
    Half-day: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. ($75 per person).
    Full-day: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ($125 per person).


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When in Williamsburg, don’t miss Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century, now at Colonial Williamsburg through January 2, 2017.

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Paphiopedilum venustrum © Mary Jane Zander, All rights reserved

Paphiopedilum venustrum © Mary Jane Zander, All rights reserved

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
www.lewisginter.org
In 1884, Lewis Ginter purchased some property and built a gathering place for Richmond bicyclists. One hundred years later, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was established on this same piece of property and soon became one of the top five destinations in Virginia. The Garden is home to Artbase a searchable database containing 2,500 botanical watercolor paintings by Alexandre Descubes. The Adult Education program at the garden includes workshops in botanical drawing and painting and a certificate program in botanical illustration.

The program also includes an Art in the Garden series that encompasses drawing, sketching, knitting.


Coming in March 2015
:

    Intermediate Watercolor for Botanical Illustration
    2 Tuesdays and 2 Thursdays, March 3, 5, 10, 12
    10 am – 3:30 pm, 20 total instructional hours

Create more vibrant and accurate paintings by learning more about the colors in your paint box and how to prevent your paintings from looking dull or “muddy”. Topics include: The basics of color theory, color schemes, characteristics of watercolor paint, and why some colors work better than others. Study how to paint light and reflected light on botanical forms and use that knowledge to begin a painting of a botanical subject using glazes and/or drybrush techniques.

Instructor: Dr. Mary Jane Zander
Cost: $214 / $170 LGBG member
View Details/Register

Questions?
Contact Registrar or call 804-262-9887 ext. 320


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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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The Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR) is committed to education in the botanical arts. They provide a variety of educational opportunities through meetings, field trips and workshops to members and artists in the vicinity of Washington, D. C.

You are invited to visit their website at http://www.basncr.org for information about joining and for updates about member workshops and educational opportunities.

The National Capital Region encompasses the following states: Virginia, Maryland, District of Colombia and Delaware.

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Blue Hydrangea © 2012 Linda C. Miller. All rights reserved

Blue Hydrangea © 2012 Linda C. Miller. All rights reserved

Linda C. Miller
www.lindacmillerbotanicalarttoday.com
Linda is a botanical artist from Virginia and the artist in residence at The Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC. Learn more about this special honor. Linda teaches in North Carolina and in Virginia. Visit Linda’s blog, Botanical Art Today to learn about her classes and upcoming gallery appearances.

    Botanical Watercolor Workshop
    May 6-8, 2014
    9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

    Linda Miller, Resident Botanical Artist at The Elizabethan Gardens, inspires participants to see, preserve and interpret the beauty of the garden during this unique workshop. Included is a walking tour of the garden and an opportunity to collect specimens. Artists will delight in Miller’s vested interest and skill in capturing the botanical world in watercolor and her ability to impart this mastery with the class.

    This two-day workshop is open to all artists — beginner to advanced. Participants have the option of registering for an optional third day. Price includes admission to The Gardens.

    Two-Day Class:
    Members/Friends, $100; Non-Members, $120

    Three-Day Class: Members/Friends, $150; Non Members, $180

    Please contact Linda Miller for materials list.

    Enroll at The Elizabethan Gardens by phone at (252) 473-3234.
    Follow the Elizabethan Gardens on Facebook.

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How many ways can you paint plants?

Judy Thomas has some ideas for you. Read below about the new class she will teach in the Art in the Garden program at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Here is what’s new at Classes Near You > Virginia:


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

www.lewisginter.org
In 1884, Lewis Ginter purchased some property and built a gathering place for Richmond bicyclists. One hundred years later, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was established on this same piece of property and soon became one of the top five destinations in Virginia. The Garden is home to Artbase a searchable database containing 2,500 botanical watercolor paintings by Alexandre Descubes. The Adult Education program at the garden includes workshops in botanical drawing and painting and a certificate program in botanical illustration.

The program also includes an Art in the Garden series that encompasses drawing, sketching, knitting and this new class with artist Judy Thomas:

    Felt Painting with Botanical Subjects
    Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013
    9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Felt painting uses a combination of wet and dry (or needle) felting techniques with wool, along with beading, embroidery, and lace, to produce lovely works of three-dimensional art. Students in this four-day class will learn the fundamentals of both wet and dry felting to produce their own design, using themes from botany. See a sample felting project on the registration page for this class. The techniques learned can be used to create decorative items for the home, pillows, bags, and clothing.
    Cost: $180 members, $219 nonmembers.

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