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Erica Beade, Scientific Illustrator

www.observationaldrawing.com
Erica Beade is an illustrator specializing in science, health and nature subjects and has taught observational drawing for many years, with a particular focus on the natural world. She offers independent workshops and also more formal classes through the Harvard Museum of Natural History (and occasionally other venues). She also offers private classes and workshops for individuals and groups. Information about upcoming classes is posted on her teaching website, Observational Drawing.

View portfolios of Erica’s work at www.mbcgraphics.com, Science-Art.com, and www.cafepress.com/mbcgraphics.

During the summer, Erica teaches outdoor sketching workshops in Cambridge – usually at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. A schedule of upcoming classes follows. News and other announcements can be viewed on her website. Please email Erica for more information or to join her email mailing list.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sketching Plants & Flowers: Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Sketching with Fine Tip Pens: Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • Sketching with Colored Pencils: Thursday, July 27, 2017
  • Sketching Trees: Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • Landscape Sketching: Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • Capturing Natural Textures with Pencil: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
  • Imaginative Drawing Outdoors: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Workshops are from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and the cost is $40. We’ll meet at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Sign up is via email. Since these are weather dependent, there’s always the chance of being rained out, but hopefully, the weather will cooperate.

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This information can also be viewed at Classes Near You > Massachusetts

Future teachers attending the Campus School at Smith College in Massachusetts co-create an event demonstrating that pop-up exhibitions can be more engaging than formal gallery exhibitions. Madelaine Zadik, manager of education and outreach at The Botanic Garden at Smith College, writes about the Garden’s work with education students in Pop-Up Exhibits.

Zadik explains how a professor of early childhood education paired her students with kindergarten students so they could learn how to guide young children in inquiry-based activities in the botanic garden. The semester-long collaboration between the future teachers and the Garden resulted in a pop-up exhibition and an online gallery featuring artwork inspired by the Garden’s annual bulb show.

Learn more by reading the article online and by viewing the exhibition on the Garden’s website.


Literature Cited

Zadik, Madelaine. (2015). Pop-up Exhibits. Public Gardens. 30(1), 28-29. Retrieved from https://publicgardens.org/files/images/2015Vol301/mobile/index.html#p=30



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Erica Beade
Scientific Illustrator

Erica Beade is an illustrator specializing in science, health and nature subjects and has taught observational drawing for many years, with a particular focus on the natural world. She offers independent workshops and also more formal classes through the Harvard Museum of Natural History (and occasionally other venues). She also offers private classes and workshops for individuals and groups. Information about upcoming classes is posted on her teaching website, Observational Drawing.

View portfolios of Erica’s work at www.mbcgraphics.com, Science-Art.com, and www.cafepress.com/mbcgraphics.

During the summer, Erica teaches outdoor sketching workshops in Cambridge – usually at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. A schedule of upcoming classes follows. News and other announcements can be viewed on her website. Please email Erica for more information or to join her email mailing list.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sketching Trees: Thursday, June 1
  • Sketching Plants & Flowers in Pencil: Tuesday, June 6
  • Sketching Plants & Flowers in Colored Pencil: Thursday, June 8
  • Capturing Natural Textures with Pencil: Saturday, June 17
  • Landscape Sketching: Wednesday, June 21

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

Next month award-winning botanical artist Jean Emmons, fiber artist Claire B. Jones, and photographer/artist Tara McDermott will present their work in the Koch Gallery at the Vashon Center for the Arts on Vashon Island. Their work will be on view June 2-29, 2017. Meet the artists on Friday, June 2 from 6-9 pm.


Now at Exhibitions to Visit
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ASBA Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle

The Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle and the Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition & Plant Sale at the Reed-Turner Woodland and Nature Preserve, 3849 Old McHenry Rd. Long Grove, IL (map). The exhibition is scheduled for May 20-21, 2017 from 10am to 3pm. It will feature original works, prints, cards and decorative items for sale. Admission is free.

The Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle consists of dedicated botanical artists from throughout the Chicago-area. The Group is guided by the parameters and goals of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), one of the premier organizations promoting botanical art around the world. Consistent with ASBA’s mission, the Group works to further the interest in botanical art, conservation science, botany, and horticulture at the local level. The Group also strives to emphasize the beauty and importance plants play in our daily lives by increasing public awareness through education, promotion, and exhibition of its members’ art in collaboration with local institutions.

The ASBA Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle meets at the Reed-Turner Woodland and Nature Preserve on the last Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30 am. Members of the public with an interest in botanical art are most welcome.


Learn more about the Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle

Eagle Hill Institute
www.eaglehill.us
The Humboldt Field Research Institute offers professional-level natural history science seminars and learning opportunities addressing all aspects of natural history. The Institute publishes three journals about natural history and the environment — the Northeastern Naturalist, the Southeastern Naturalist, and the Journal of the North Atlantic.


    Drawing and Painting Birds in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

    May 28 – June 3, 2017

    Scientific illustrator Dorie Petrochko will lead a one-week class dedicated to drawing and painting birds. Students will study avian anatomy using taxidermy mounts and skins. They will also learn how to sketch birds in the field and through live video cams. For more information, download the color flier.


    Nature Journaling: Pen and Ink and Color Pencil Techniques

    July 9-15, 2017

    Sketch the beautiful Maine coast during this one-week summer session taught by illustrator Dolores R. Santoliquido. Students will learn how to capture the personality and details of their surroundings using both words and sketches. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience. Students will work in the field and in the classroom. For more information, download the color flier.

    For information about costs and lodging, click here.

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

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