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Joan Frain Studio
Joan Frain is a professional botanical illustrator and instructor. For over 30 years, Joan has taught in Pennsylvania and in Delaware. Her work can be viewed in galleries and online. Private instruction and pay-as-you-go classes are available.
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.
Deborah Kopka, DK Designs
Botanical illustrator, Deborah Kopka is the principal artist at DK Designs. Deborah licenses her artwork, creates illustrations for publishers, and teaches botanical art classes through her design studio. Visit her website to read the latest issue of her newsletter, Botanically Speaking.
The Conservatory has a Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate Program. Program instructors teach classes in composition, drawing, watercolor, colored pencil, and botanical art history.
Margaret Saylor is a Pennsylvania artist with many years of design experience. She earned a Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden and teaches botanical art in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York. Margaret is the Editor/Designer of The Botanical Artist, the quarterly journal of the American Society of Botanical Artists.
Margaret’s complete teaching schedule is available on her website. Here is what’s coming up this next!
Painting Mushrooms: Woodland Jewels of the Forest
September 24, 25 and 26, 2015
Th, F and Sa from 10 AM to 3:30 PM, 3 sessions
Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Much of the mystery and intrigue surrounding mushrooms stems from the tiny kingdom on the forest floor that they inhabit. Join Margaret Saylor for a three-day workshop where you will examine different types of fungi and mushrooms, then sketch, compose, and build a unique and accurate painting. Including secondary elements such as spiky grasses, brittle leaves, satiny acorns, or even woodland critters adds interest to your composition while teaching the viewer more about the habitat of the particular mushroom the artist has chosen to depict. Concepts will be taught through demonstrations and individual instruction. All levels of ability are welcome!