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Gardeners, artists, and plant enthusiasts near the peaceful seaside village of Bellport, NY will have the opportunity to view a collection of contemporary botanical art that is sure to change how they think about plants, gardens, and garden rooms.

Fifteen botanical artists will present over 30 original botanical artworks in
An Interior Garden of Botanical Art in Bellport, NY, an exhibition opening August 19 at the Pamela Lerner Home and Design showroom. The co-hosts for this event are Pamela Lerner and Susan Frei Nathan, proprietor of Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper, LLC. Nathan is one of the only art dealers in the country to focus exclusively on contemporary botanical art.

This summer exhibition represents the next chapter of an annual series dedicated to the theme of interior gardens. It is Nathan’s hope that the vibrant artwork in this exhibition encourages people to think beyond soil and water and to consider the gardens of plants portraits they can create in their homes and offices.

You’re Invited!

Join Susan Frei Nathan and Pamela Lerner at the opening of An Interior Garden of Botanical Art in Bellpoint, NY and discover contemporary botanical paintings, drawings, and sculptures by:

These artists continue a long-standing tradition of combining art and scientific accuracy that has existed since 60 A.D. All works are for sale.

An Interior Garden of Botanical Art in Bellpoint, NY

Pamela Lerner Home and Design
Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper, LLC
Bellpoint, NY
August 19 – September 19, 2017

Cocktail Reception

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

RSVP: Contact Pamela Lerner via email or call 631.776.2183.

Learn more at Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper, LLC


Collecting Botanical Art: A Conversation with Susan Frei Nathan

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The Conservatory for Classical Art in Edmond, Oklahoma​ invites you to spend three days with French botanical artist Vincent Jeannerot.

New update at Classes Near You > Online:

Wendy Hollender

Draw Botanical

Draw Botanical’s online program offers a thorough immersion into the world of scientifically accurate, three-dimensional, and artistically rendered natural illustration. Whether you’re just broaching this unique skill or are already an expert, these step-by-step instructions and extensive videos are an invaluable guide, created by one of the nation’s leading experts in the field, Wendy Hollender. Each lesson here increases in complexity to build your skill set in a clear, concise, and accessible way. With a focus on the natural world through the botanical life-cycle, each project is not only a technical study but a beautiful piece of artwork in and of itself.

  • Single light source toning technique
  • Principles of perspective for drawing flowers
  • The fundamentals of plant anatomy
  • Colored pencil and watercolor combined techniques
  • Color Theory of the natural world

Two Subscription Programs Available:

    The Practice of Botanical Drawing:
    $40 monthly or $400 for a year (Comprehensive Course)

    Botanical Basics:
    $20 monthly or $200 for a year (Short 30 minute lessons)

    Access to Both Programs for $50 monthly or $500 for a year

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For the past six years, Elaine Searle has hosted relaxing and rejuvenating botanical art retreats in Italy. She returns to Italy this year and invites you to spend spring, summer, and fall with her in Umbria!

Elaine will host four painting holidays in 2017. They are:

  • Flowers and Fruits of Early Summer ( May 25 – June 1, 2017)
  • Wild Flower Composition (June 2-9, 2017)
  • Late Summer Study Sheet (August 24-31, 2017)
  • Colours of Autumn (September 1-8, 2017)

Watch this short video to learn more about Elaine’s painting holidays. Visit www.paintbotanical.com for everything you need to know about each retreat.


Elaine Searle shares her passion about botanical art, discusses how students learn best

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The Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens invite you to express your artistic voice through composition in a three-day workshop with naturalist and international award-winning artist Hillary Parker.

Designed for students with intermediate to advanced drawing skills,
Expressing Your Artistic Voice Through Composition will be held
January 10-12, 2017 (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.). Workshop participants will learn how to compose a drawing before making that first mark on their paper.

To register, please contact wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu or call (781) 283-3094.

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View all botanical art classes at Wellesley College Botanic Gardens here.

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Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Certificate Program in Botanical Art and Illustration
Our program offers several weekly and one- to three-day classes on botanical art with lead instructor and Education Director Sarah Roche as well as Carrie Megan, Carol Ann Morley, Esther Klahne, and many other visiting instructors from near and far. The courses offered through this program cover all aspects of botanical art. Along with Sarah’s twice-yearly offerings, Foundations of Botanical Drawing and Painting and the more advanced Techniques of Botanical Drawing and Painting, here is a brief overview of the 2016-2017 course offerings:

  • Carrie Megan’s Drawing Pine Cones; Assorted Vegetables & Herbs: Library Page; and Spring Flowers Decomposed
  • Liz Haywood-Sullivan’s smART Business: Creative Management Techniques for Artists
  • Carol Ann Morley’s Drawing in the Greenhouses: From Root to Tip and Colored Pencil Review
  • Jeanne Kunze’s Introduction to Watercolor: Three Colors and Mark Making Techniques: Your Inner Doodle
  • Hillary Parker’s Expressing Your Artistic Voice Through Composition and Mastering Washes
  • Esther Klahne’s Floral Collage: In the Style of Mrs. Delany
  • Ellen Duarte’s Introduction to Scientific Pen Techniques
  • Susan Fisher’s Color Mixing for Artists and Study the Masters
  • Ann Swan’s Pushing the Boundaries: Composition with Colored Pencil and Vibrant Colors and Tactile Textures with Colored Pencil
  • Sarah Roche’s beginner class, Drawing and Painting for the Petrified

Learn more about Wellesley’s certificate program

View current Programs, Courses, & Travel schedule

This information has also been posted to Classes Near You > Massachusetts

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Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate Program

This program offers classes in botanical drawing, botanical painting, introductory botany, as well as classes specializing in specific art techniques and plant groups. View certificate requirements and deadlines, an online gallery, and the current newsletter here.

Coming this Fall:

    Begins this week!
    Rosehips: The Perfect Botanical Study
    Oct 6, 2016 – Oct 8, 2016 
9am – 4pm each day from Thursday – Saturday
Level: Intermediate & Expert

Australian master botanical artist, John Pastoriza Piñol employs traditional and contemporary techniques to create the beautifully vivid art for which he is well-known. Students will learn the intricacies of achieving fine detail with watercolor masking fluid and NEEF ¼ Comb, invaluable tools for contemporary botanical artists. As a result, your paintings will be brought to a new level of realism and detail. Students should have skills in drawing and watercolor. John will assist you with painting the chosen class subject. John will show how masking fluid can be used to achieve very fine detail and will instruct students how to use the NEEF ¼ Comb. For intermediate and advanced students.
    Cost: $345 / FOBG: $310

    Creative Color Pencil Workshop

    November 1 & 8, 2016
    10:00 am – 3:30 pm each Tuesday
    Level: Beginner and above

    Coloring books are all the rage! Join Tina Thieme Brown to discover how easily you can create beautiful color pencil drawings. This class will include demonstrations of color pencil technique using a variety of color pencils. Individual attention will be given to students of all levels in a creative color pencil exploration using fall fruits from the garden.

    Cost: $175 / FOBG: $160

This information can also be found at Classes Near You > Maryland.

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