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New on the Classes Near You pages for Maryland, New York, and Washington DC:

Carol Woodin

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. Upcoming classes include:

    Roses in Watercolor on Vellum
    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 collections at the US Botanic Garden or Brookside Gardens.

    Roses in Watercolor on Vellum

    Brookside Gardens
    Wheaton, Maryland
    May 18 and 19, 2017
    9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    View Details/Register (see page 16)

    Roses in Watercolor on Vellum

    US Botanic Garden
    Washington, DC
    May 20 and 21, 2017
    9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    View Details/Register

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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 this Fall:

    Begins this week!
    Rosehips: The Perfect Botanical Study
    Oct 6, 2016 – Oct 8, 2016 
9am – 4pm each day from Thursday – Saturday
Level: Intermediate & Expert

Australian master botanical artist, John Pastoriza Piñol employs traditional and contemporary techniques to create the beautifully vivid art for which he is well-known. Students will learn the intricacies of achieving fine detail with watercolor masking fluid and NEEF ¼ Comb, invaluable tools for contemporary botanical artists. As a result, your paintings will be brought to a new level of realism and detail. Students should have skills in drawing and watercolor. John will assist you with painting the chosen class subject. John will show how masking fluid can be used to achieve very fine detail and will instruct students how to use the NEEF ¼ Comb. For intermediate and advanced students.
    Cost: $345 / FOBG: $310

    Creative Color Pencil Workshop

    November 1 & 8, 2016
    10:00 am – 3:30 pm each Tuesday
    Level: Beginner and above

    Coloring books are all the rage! Join Tina Thieme Brown to discover how easily you can create beautiful color pencil drawings. This class will include demonstrations of color pencil technique using a variety of color pencils. Individual attention will be given to students of all levels in a creative color pencil exploration using fall fruits from the garden.

    Cost: $175 / FOBG: $160

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Adkins Arboretum brings attention to the art of nature in their ongoing series celebrating regional artists and their exploration of natural themes.

The Arboretum is currently hosting an exhibition of work by Rebecca Clark whose work in Finite and Alive: New Drawings focuses on the wildlife of Chesapeake Bay.

The Arboretum explains that Clark’s drawings of oysters, animals and birds are drawn absent of any background. Their isolation on white paper emphasizes the rich textures and forms of their shells, fur or feathers and the pure sense of aliveness of each one. It also isolates them from the rest of nature. They go on to explain that by “surrounding these creatures with empty space, Clark creates an underlying tension. The creatures she depicts are imperiled, cut off from the environments that created and sustained them. In doing this, she intimates not only the effects of pollution, habitat loss and climate change on individual species but, even more significantly, the loss of human consciousness of our intimate connections with the delicate balance of life on earth.”

An artist all her life, Clark credits Leslie Exton of the botanical illustration program at Corcoran College of Art with helping her learn to draw. She says that Exton “taught us very particular techniques and it opened up a whole new world for me.”

Meet Rebecca Clark this weekend at the artist reception on Saturday,
August 15 from 3-5 pm.

New at “Exhibitions to Visit”

Clark’s exhibition is only one of four exhibitions to be held at Adkins Arboretum. The following events have been posted to the Exhibitions to Visit page:

    Finite and Alive: New Drawings
    Rebecca Clark
    Visitor’s Center Gallery
    Adkins Arboretum
    Ridgely, MD
    August 4 – October 2, 2015

    Unnatural Nature
    Outdoor sculpture by Howard and Mary McCoy
    Visitor’s Center Gallery
    Adkins Arboretum
    Ridgely, MD
    June 1 – September 30, 2015

    Leaf Impressions
    Dominie Nash
    Visitor’s Center Gallery
    Adkins Arboretum
    Ridgely, MD
    October 6 – November 27, 2015
    Reception October 24, 3-5 p.m.

    The Art of Nature
    Adkins Arboretum Botanical Art Students
    Visitor’s Center Gallery
    Adkins Arboretum
    Ridgely, MD
    December 1, 2015 – January 29, 2016
    Reception December 5, 3-5 p.m.

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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.

You are invited to visit their website at http://www.basncr.org 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.

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Add some color to your winter. Take a botanical illustration course in the Greenhouse Classroom at Cylburn Arboretum!

Cylburn Arboretum

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.

    Winter Botanical Illustration 2013
    Thursdays, January 17, 24, 31 and February 7
    February 14 (makeup day)
    Greenhouse Classroom
    5:30-8:30 PM

    Learn how to draw plants with scientific accuracy using the artistic techniques needed to create beautiful and lasting plant portraits. Beginners will acquire new knowledge and skills, and experienced artists will refine techniques and find fresh directions for their work. Class size is kept small so students will enjoy learning in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Molly Hoopes studied botanical illustration at Gage Academy and at Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Cost: Members $225; Non-members $250. Fee due at time of registration. Twelve hours of instruction. Call (410) 367-2217 x 104 to register.

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Mixed media artist Jane LaFazio has announced a new six-week course about sketching and painting in watercolor.

Here is what’s new at Classes Near You > Southern California!

Jane LaFazio

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. A detailed class schedule can be viewed on her blog. Also see an interview with Jane and her Ask The Artist Q&A with readers.

    Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style (Online)
    Begins January 24, 2013
    Learn how to keep a colorful and spontaneous journal about topics of interest to you. Share your work and learn from classmates online. Limit: 50 students. Cost: $75. View Details/Register

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.

  • Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style – April 6, 2013. California Center for Creative Renewal. San Clemente, CA.
  • Tesoro del Corazon – April 21-28, 2013. Mixed media art retreat in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Interested? Let them know
  • Blue Mountain Nature Journal – May 16-20, 2013. Mixed media retreat in Knoxville, Maryland. Contact info@ArtistSuccess.com to be placed on interest list.
  • Lavender Sage Art Retreat with Pamela Underwood – June 10-14, 2013. Mixed media retreat in Taos, New Mexico. View Details/Register
  • Walking and Watercolor in Italy – October 7-13, 2013
  • ArtWalk: San Diego – January 13-19, 2014
  • ArtWalk: Italy – May 24-30, 2014
  • ArtWalk: The French Riviera – June 1-7, 2014

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The Adkins Arboretum is the newest addition to Classes Near You > Maryland.

Adkins Arboretum

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.

  • Dance of the Seasons, Works by Katherine K. Allen
    Now through November 30, 2012
    Artist Katherine K. Allen uses mixed media to explore the interesting forms and characteristics of plants. She creates collages, uses paint, and utilizes stitching and inking techniques to create her lively silhouettes.
  • Nature as Muse – Wednesday, November 7, 2012; 10 AM – 1 PM. Join this writing group as they walk through the garden. No writing experience necessary. Cost: Free for members, free with general admission.
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