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The Scientific Illustration Distance Learning Program lead by scientific illustrator Gretchen Halpert announces classes addressing the use of pen, ink, scratchboard, and color in natural science illustration.

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Gretchen Kai Halpert

www.gretchenhalpert.com
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.

    Natural Science Illustration: Pen and Ink on Paper and Scratchboard
    March 27-May 29, 2017
    1:00 and 7:00 EDT
    This class teaches proficiency in pen and ink using crow quill, scratchboard, brush and washes. Technique, composition and professional practices make this a good course for those wishing to create natural science illustrations for themselves and for clients. Cost: $990 USD for a 10-week session.
    Contact Gretchen for more information.


    Natural Science Illustration: Color

    March 29-May 31, 2017
    1:00 and 7:00 EDT
    Watercolor techniques, colored pencil on paper and film, advanced compositions, professional practices. Final projects may include digital integration. Cost: $990 USD for a 10-week session.
    Contact Gretchen for more information.

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Now at Classes Near You > Florida!


Mindy Lighthipe

www.mindylighthipe.com
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 natural science illustration online.

    Wonderful Watercolor
    Drawing the Beauty of Nature
    March 22 – May 24, 2017
    Twelve weeks

    Learn painting techniques and color mixing techniques. Explore the properties of a new color each week, engage in conversation with classmates and your instructor. Cost: $179


    Foundation Drawing

    Drawing the Beauty of Nature
    March 22 – July 28, 2017
    Ten weeks

    Learn how to illuminate natural forms so you can view, measure and draw them. Practice drawing form and surface contours. Engage in conversation with classmates and your instructor. Cost: $149


    Drawing the Beauty of Plants

    March 22 – May 10, 2017
    Eight weeks

    Learn the morphological features of plants so you can study, measure and draw their features with accuracy. Engage in conversation with classmates and your instructor. Cost: $129

View program details and register at
Mindy Lighthipe – Drawing​ the Beauty of Nature.

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Five years ago the Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG) announced its distance learning program in botanical art and illustration. Their unique format combines long-distance learning via computer with live classes at the Gardens.

This year the DBG program will expand its reach to include classes that will be taught in Arlington, VA. This exciting move is in response to many requests the program has received from people in this area.

Classes will be taught at Gallery Underground at The Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA.

Individuals interested in earning a Foundational Certificate in Botanical Illustration should click on the image above to download the schedule.

Gallery Underground will host the following three-day classes:

  • Botanical Illustration in Pencil (Feb. 19-21, 2016)
  • Into the Dark: Cast Shadows (March 11-13, 2016)
  • Color Mixing (March 18-20, 2016)
  • Expressive Ink on Paper and Mylar (April 8-10, 2016)
  • Nature Observed: Field Sketching as a Reference for Studio Work (May 13-15, 2016)

To take advantage of this new learning opportunity, register here.

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Wendy Hollender will show you how.

She will also spend the next year supporting you on your journey.

Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author and instructor. She is the author of Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color and Botanical Drawing: A Beginner’s Guide. She is the co-owner of Botanical Arts Press, LLC and the co-creator of a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign. Wendy has years of experience introducing botanical illustration to new audiences. Now she is ready to help you make nature drawing a habit.

The meditative and relaxing effects of observing and drawing nature have long been known. Making it a part of your life practice, however, has always been a challenge and it seems to get worse with every technological advancement and with every holiday release of a new gadget.

So how can you slow things down a bit?

Consider Wendy’s new subscription program A Year of Botanical Drawing. Announced only two days ago, Wendy’s one-year program provides students with the structure and support to learn botanical illustration, to develop their new skills and to make drawing a life-fulfilling habit. Enrollment is now open. The program begins in January 2016.

When registering for this program, students can choose between two options. For Option One, students receive a printed hard copy lesson with an easel-style binder in the mail each month. This easel-style binder keeps the current lesson propped up while working. For Option Two, students receive their monthly lesson as a PDF document. The only difference between the two options has to do with the format in which students receive their lessons. Other than this, both options include the following:

  • Online monthly instructional video
  • Mid-month online group meeting with interactive features allowing for group participation and the review of student drawings.
  • A private page for students enrolled in the program. This page features the current lesson, instructional video and a place for students to communicate with each other and with Wendy.
  • Private image and comment sharing with Wendy.
  • Regional student drawing groups (when possible)
  • Option to take part in a summer drawing retreat (not included in subscription price)
  • Year-end online exhibition of student work.
  • Private critique available (not included in subscription price)

Give the gift of inner peace and stress relief this holiday season.
Learn more about this exciting new program at Drawing in Color.


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This new program has been added to the resource page Classes Near You > Online. Visit this page to view distance learning options in natural science illustration and botanical art.

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Gretchen Kai Halpert
www.gretchenhalpert.com
Gretchen Kai Halpert is the founder and instructor of a new online program in scientific illustration. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, 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 http://www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com.


    Scientific Illustration, Session I, Graphite

    January 26-March 29, 2016
    7:00-9:00 EST or email
    On-Line
    Session I includes basic drawing skills that are the background to any and all illustration. We cover lighting, scientific conventions, proportion, perspective and value, working from life and from a variety of natural history objects. Students work in graphite, and are introduced to crow quill with ink. This class is appropriate for both beginners and intermediate students. Advanced students should talk with Gretchen before enrolling.
    Go to www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com to view application on home page.


    Scientific Illustration, Session II, Pen and Ink

    January 18-March 28, 2015 (no class Feb 16)
    Session II focuses on composition, technical accuracy, how to conduct research, and producing portfolio pieces. In this class, we become adept with crow quill and ink on paper and scratchboard.

    Go to www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com to view application on home page.



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Botanical art tradition, 21st century technology

It has only been three years since Elaine Searle launched her first online course. Her course has grown since then thanks to student feedback and advances in technology.

Elaine has combined this feedback and today’s technology to create a new online program celebrating the traditions of botanical art, as well as the tools of technology. This 21st-century program has new content, new video and new interactive elements. It also includes personal tutorials via Skype.

Elaine offers three levels of instruction in the new program. These levels are outlined briefly below:

  • Foundation – Suitable for those with no or little experience of drawing or painting, and for those who wish to build confidence and proficiency in the core skills of botanical art.
  • Certificate – Suitable for those who have already mastered the foundations of botanical art and would like to study to a more advanced level.
  • Diploma – An opportunity for certificate level graduates to build on their knowledge and skills to attain a diploma via the successful production of a significant themed collection of botanical paintings.

Enrollment is now open for all levels.

The Foundation course begins in January 2015. Students should be able to complete this course in 12 months. Fee includes a kit of brushes, paint, art materials and papers.

The Certificate course begins in April 2015. Students should be able to complete this course in 12-18 months.

If you are interested in the Diploma course, please contact Elaine. The portfolio of works required for this course should be completed within 18 months.

Learn more about this new online program and download the color brochure.

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Established in 1670, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is comprised of four gardens that collectively represent one of the largest plant collections in the world. The garden is also home to the RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration. The diploma course is a two-year program emphasizing observational drawing and the creation of artwork in pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor.

Blended Learning Begins June 2013
The RBGE Diploma in Botanical Illustration has run successfully for five years as a weekly course in Edinburgh. Beginning this summer, those involved with the program will be able to share their knowledge and expertise with a worldwide audience. The RBGE program has developed an exciting new Blended Learning option – which means there are block study weeks in Edinburgh (two in Year 1, one in Year 2) and the rest of the course is delivered online through their new online system called PropaGate.

Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class of this new long-distance learning opportunity. This new program begins June 2013.

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