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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (781) 283-3094.
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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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By Margaret Best
Canadian botanical artist Margaret Best will lead a once-in-a-lifetime tour in the Netherlands about the art and history of the tulip.
Margaret is a regular teacher at the Dundas Valley School of Art in Canada and is one of three teachers at the school selected to be an Artist in Residence on Select River Cruises in 2017.
To coincide with Tulip Time in April, Margaret will be offering lectures on the Art of the Tulip from the Ottoman era to contemporary portrayal, while traveling luxuriously on the waterways of the region. She will be also offering instruction on keeping an illustrated journal of this memorable trip with spectacular tulip specimens and other seasonal flowers both on board and in famous gardens. Touring artists will visit the Winter Garden in Mechelen, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, and Keukenhof.
For non-artist partners, friends or spouses there are a wide range of small-group tours to choose from to soak up the European culture and to partake in the unique food and beverage offerings. Like specialty cheese, chocolate, beer and a visit to the Delft China factory.
Seeing this remarkable spectacle of color is on most plant lover’s bucket list. For botanical artists, combining Margaret’s tuition with expert tour guides on a Select Cruise line famous for a more personalized treatment of guests, it will be unforgettable.
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- Margaret Best discusses color, provides tips to informal science educators
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By David Reynolds
David Reynolds Online Store – Now Open
I’m pleased to open the door to my online store at http://www.davidreynoldsart.com.au.
Studio Sessions is now available.
Thank you to all who pre-ordered the DVD, they will be the first to receive their copy. You can purchase your copy through my website using PayPal, Credit Card or Direct Bank Transfer.
— David Reynolds
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Cauliflower, graphite. ©Sally Jacobs, All rights reserved
Larger Than Life
Santa Monica, CA
Sept. 27 – Oct. 22, 2016
Using watercolor and pencil to capture the produce and flora of Los Angeles farmers’ markets in exacting detail, Sally Jacobs stays true to the morphology, patterns and colors of her subjects to create striking images of food plants and flowers.
Sally Jacobs is a contemporary botanical artist from Los Angeles whose work has been shown in exhibitions and museums in New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Phoenix. Her work has also been featured in Today’s Botanical Artists, a book about North American botanical artists.
Sally Jacobs—Larger Than Life will be on view at the TAG Gallery beginning
Sept. 27, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 from 5-8 p.m.
An artists’ panel featuring Sally Jacobs and fellow TAG Gallery artists Ernie Marjoram and Jane Peterson is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at 3 p.m.
About TAG Gallery
The TAG Gallery is a member-owned community for forty artists. Located in Santa Monica’s landmark Bergamot Station, it hosts exhibitions and lectures by local and visiting artists. The Gallery has launched the careers of both emerging and mid-career artists based in the greater Los Angeles area.
Learn more at www.taggallery.net.
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David Reynolds Art is pleased to announce Studio Sessions—Seen through the eyes of the artist, a documentary about six of Australia’s most respected botanical and natural history artists. Botanical artists and botanical art enthusiasts are invited to learn from:
Botanical artist and illustrator of The Banksia’s, a three-volume series of monographs that includes a painting of every Banksia species. Launched in 1974, this project took more than 25 years to complete.
Award-winning artist and founder of the Botanical Art School of Melbourne. Jenny has drawn and painted plants for more than 45 years. Her work is held in private and public collections, including The Highgrove Florilegium, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the Shirley Sherwood Collection.
Fine artist, horticulturist, contemporary botanical artist and natural history artist whose interests include plant-insect relationships and scientific art.
Botanical artist and founder of the “Nature is Art” program. Recipient of the 2010 Celia Rosser Medal for his commitment to botanical art and teaching.
Award-winning artist and illustrator with an interest in the artistic interpretation of natural history themes. Recipient of a Gold Medal by The Royal Horticultural Society and the inaugural Celia Rosser Medal.
A botanist whose botanical art career began at the Botanical Art School of Melbourne. John received a Gold Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2005 and had his first solo exhibition at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006. His work is held in many private and public collections, including The Highgrove Florilegium, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
Studio Sessions—Seen through the eyes of the artist is a 63-minute documentary that took two years to complete. David began this project because he wanted to bring attention to the natural history art of Australian artists. David explains:
As a botanical artist myself, I wanted to produce a documentary to highlight the talents of our Australian artists and to help educate people about botanical art and how to become involved. Also to give the viewer an insight as to how [botanical artists] go about producing such detailed works.
Studio Sessions will be available worldwide as a DVD in both PAL and NTSC formats and be region free. Pre-orders are now being accepted. Orders will begin shipping in September 2016.
To place a pre-order please email your name and contact information to David Reynolds Art. When the video is released next month, David Reynolds Art will contact you to arrange for payment and delivery.
Studio Sessions costs $30 AUD + shipping (view currency converter).
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By The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
Soft Tree Fern, Dicksonia antarctica [Dicksonia antarctica Labillardière, Dicksoniaceae], watercolor on paper by Laurie Andrews (1936–), 2008, 76.5 ◊ 56.5 cm, HI Art accession no. 8078, reproduced by permission of the artist.
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents our 15th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration
15 September to 15 December 2016. This exhibition includes 43 artworks by 43 artists who are citizens of 15 countries. The Institute established the International series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world.
Join us Thursday, 13 October 2016 from 6-8 p.m. for the reception. At 6:30 p.m. the curators will give a short introduction to the exhibition in the gallery.
A full-color, illustrated catalog with biographical data, portraits of the artists and reproductions of the artworks accompanies the exhibition. Collectively, the 15 International series catalogs include 1,172 artists and are the most comprehensive record available of contemporary botanical artists and illustrators to date.
View list of participating artists and selected artworks
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