Technology has enabled botanical art instructors to connect with new students through online classes. So many online classes have been announced that this type of class now has its own page in the Classes Near You section.
Discover natural science illustration and botanical art during EE Week 2015!
Do you teach botanical art, natural science illustration or nature journaling online? If you do, please send your information to ArtPlantae.
View Cornell’s Distance Learning Program
- Botanical Illustration I: Basic Drawing Techniques
- Botanical Illustration II: Working with Watercolor
- Botanical Illustration III: Advanced Techniques
Each class costs $600. The next session for each begins May 4, 2015. The Spring session ends June 20, 2015. Click on the link above to register and to be notified about upcoming sessions.
Gretchen Kai Halpert
Gretchen Kai Halpert is the owner and the instructor of a new online program in scientific illustration. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Gretchen has many years of experience working as a scientific illustrator and teaching programs about natural science illustration.
Scientific Illustration Distance Learning Program
Two new Sessions (I and II) begin April 15 and 14, respectively.
Session I includes basic drawing skills that are the background to any and all illustration. We cover lighting, scientific conventions, proportion, perspective and value, working from life and from We a variety of natural history objects. This class is appropriate for both beginners and intermediate students. Advanced students should talk with me before enrolling. Students work with graphite, with an introduction to crow quill and ink at week 9.
Session II advances to more complex drawings, using crow quill and ink, and scratchboard.
Contact Gretchen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information Contact Gretchen Halpert for information.
Jane is a mixed media artist and a member of the San Diego Sketchcrawl group. Jane teaches at conferences across the U.S. and leads classes in Italy and Greece too. In addition to sketching classes, Jane teaches workshops in collage, mixed media, and quilting. There are always many, many opportunities to learn from Jane in-person. Below is a short list of classes that may be of interest to you. To view all of Jane’s upcoming classes, see her teaching schedule online.
Mindy Lighthipe is an award-winning natural science illustrator and the author of the children’s book Mother Monarch. She leads tours to Costa Rica and teaches scientific illustration at the University of Florida.
Foundation Drawing 101 – Working in Graphite
Online program with Mindy Lighthipe
April 15 – June 17, 2015 (10 weeks)
Natural science illustrator Mindy Lighthipe begins another 10-week session of her online class Foundation Drawing 101 – Working in Graphite. Instruction includes videos, one-on-one feedback and learning from fellow classmates.
Assignments and classroom conversation are hosted in private areas online. Instructional material can be viewed on a desktop computer or iPad. Beginning and advanced artists are welcome.
Study drawing and discover natural science illustration!
Drawing the Beauty of Plants
A new eight-week online course begins May 13, 2015. Subjects to be covered include: leaf anatomy and taxonomy, measuring and dissection, atmospheric perspective, scientific lighting, composition, root systems, nature journaling and accurate note taking.
Learn how to paint botanical subjects with great detail. Online classes include step-by-step tutorials, access to the Knowledge Base of Anna’s School of Watercolor, sketchbook exercises, practice exercises and a supportive community of artists from which to learn. Need help getting started? Sign up to receive Anna’s free Pick Up Your Brush class.
Subscribe to receive a new tutorial every two weeks. Artists of all abilities are welcome. Choose from one of three plans:
- FREE – Access to a selection of basic lessons.
- Monthly Plan – Access to current projects. New projects uploaded every two weeks. Subscribers at this level also receive access to the previous two months of projects and tutorials.
- Six-Month Plan – Six-month membership with access to all current and new projects. Access to projects, courses and tutorials from previous six months.
The Illustrated Garden, A Studio Blog
Val Webb is an illustrator and teacher who teaches both live and online workshops. Be sure to watch Val’s online tutorial, Botanical Drawing with Pencil and Watercolor. Connect with The Illustrated Garden on Facebook.
Learn from Val this summer. Here is what’s on the schedule:
- Draw and Paint Six Culinary Herbs – Begins June 2, 2015
- Drawn and Decorated Watercolor Lettering – Begins June 2, 2015
- Drawing Dogs & Cats – Begins June 2, 2015
- Botanical Notebook Paintings – Begins July 6, 2015