ArtPlantae brings the InterpretPlants™ program to community venues and events to encourage an interest in plants. Fall events include two for the public and one for local Girl Scouts.
History of Botanical Illustration
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Travel through time and learn how botanical illustration has informed our knowledge of plants. Participants will begin a personalized guide to plants and explore recording techniques used by botanists and artist-explorers from the Golden Age of botanical art. Participants should bring a folding stool to use while out in the garden and a mixed media sketchbook no smaller than 9″ x 12″. Cost includes selected art supplies. Cost: $45 nonmembers, $36 members
Girl_Derness – An Outdoor Adventure
Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio
Hidden Valley Nature Center
Riverside County Parks
October 10, 2015
Observing California Desert Plants
La Quinta Museum
La Quinta, CA
October 29, 2015
John Muir is a well-known naturalist who had a passion for plants and who recorded this passion in his journals. However Muir was not the only naturalist to document the flora of California. Did you know an equally passionate East coast artist documented desert wildflowers of the Coachella Valley? This artist’s drawings, paintings and prints of California desert plants earned him acclaim not only locally, but also at a respected institution whose specialty is the history of botany.
You’re invited to learn more about this artist and resident of Twentynine Palms.