Technology enables botanical artists and natural science illustrators to connect with students through online classes. So many online classes have been announced over the past few years that this format now has its own page in the Classes Near You section.
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
University of Newcastle, Australia
Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration
Watch video, read syllabus
Gretchen Kai Halpert
Gretchen Kai Halpert is the founder and instructor of an online program in scientific illustration. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design/CE , Gretchen has many years of experience working as a scientific illustrator and teaching programs about natural science illustration.
Learn more about the distance learning program in scientific illustration at www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com. Check out her blog and enjoy the student artwork.
Learn Botanical Drawing
Artist, author, teacher and organic farmer Wendy Hollender teaches botanical drawing online through her online program, “The Practice of Botanical Drawing”. Wendy is the author of three books and her work has appeared in numerous publications. Visit Wendy in her studio and learn more about her program by watching Introduction to Online Botanical Drawing Lessons.
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.
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.