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A 400-acre native garden and preserve located at the headwaters of Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Adkins Arboretum offers educational programs and special events year-round. Watch for news about classes in botanical art.
Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region
The Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR) is committed to education in the botanical arts. They provide a variety of educational opportunities through meetings, field trips and workshops to members and artists in the vicinity of Washington, D. C.
Visit their website for information about joining and for updates about member workshops and educational opportunities.
The National Capital Region encompasses the following states: Virginia, Maryland, District of Colombia and Delaware.
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 May 2017:
Carol is an award-winning freelance artist whose specialties include orchids, rare wildflowers, heirloom fruits and garden plants. Visit her website to view her workshop schedule.
Roses in Watercolor on Vellum
May 18 and 19, 2017
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Roses and vellum were meant to go together. Capturing color and texture of petal and leaf on a warm, translucent surface will yield rich and lifelike rose portraits. Learn drybrush techniques in watercolor on vellum through demonstrations and practice using roses from the collection at Brookside Gardens.
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Located in Baltimore, Cylburn Arboretum is the home of a post-Civil War estate built as a summer home for the President of Baltimore Chrome Works and his mother. Now a center for environmental education and horticulture, the Cylburn Arboretum hosts tours, events and activities for children and adults.
The botanical art classes at Cylburn are taught by botanical artist, Molly O. Hoopes. Learn more about Molly in the ASBA Members’ Gallery. Molly is a member of the Botanical Art Society of the Northern Capitol Region and serves as Exhibits Co-Chair for this group.
Irvine Nature Center
Located in the Caves Valley region of Baltimore County, the Irvine Nature Center is surrounded by 116 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows. They offer programs in environmental studies and the natural sciences for children and adults.