Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
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
Contact Registrar or call 804-262-9887 ext. 320
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