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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.

Here is the latest at Classes Near You > New York:


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


Carol Woodin

www.carolwoodin.com
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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In November 2015 illustrator and educator Wendy Hollender launched
A Year of Botanical Drawing, a 12-month subscription program created to provide aspiring botanical illustrators with structured instruction through 2016.

Now one year later, this successful subscription program has evolved into two new online courses. These courses are now available at DrawBotanical.com, the learning platform created specifically for them. Time-strapped nature artists juggling the demands of daily life can choose between relaxing 30-minute instructional meditations in Botanical Basics or step-by-step instruction in colored pencil and watercolor in The Practice of Botanical Drawing. To learn more about each program, click on the links above. If you would like to go on a tour of the new learning platform and would like to “meet” with Wendy herself, be sure to watch the video on the DrawBotanical.com homepage.

Purchase a one-year subscription to The Practice of Botanical Drawing between now and Christmas Eve (December 24, 2016) and receive 5% off the course fee of $400 when you use the promotional code HOLIDAYSALE12 during checkout. A one-year subscription to The Practice of Botanical Drawing includes complimentary access to Botanical Basics.

Begin your study of botanical illustration or give the gift of botanical art to your favorite nature artist, classroom teacher or informal science educator.


Find out more at DrawBotanical.com



About Wendy Hollender

Wendy Hollender is a botanical 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 illustrator of Foraging and Feasting: A Basic Field Guide & Wild Food Cookbook written by Dina Falconi. Wendy has years of experience introducing botanical illustration to new audiences.

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New York Botanical Garden
www.nybg.org
The New York Botanical Garden is home to one of the longest-running botanical art certificate programs in the country. View their current schedule online. Don’t miss what’s coming up this holiday season!

    Flower Grouping
    Thursdays, 11/3/16 – 11/24/16
    11:00am – 04:00pm
    Midtown Center, Room C
    Instructor: Adele Rossetti 
    Bring a heightened reality to your painting. Learn to gracefully arrange botanical subjects in your compositions and use color, value, and focus to create convincing three-dimensional images. Add depth to a single stem with many flowers, or a group of different flowers combined in one image. Prerequisite: Botanical Watercolor. 
    Register
    © Adele Rossetti, All rights reserved

    © Adele Rossetti, All rights reserved


    Oriental Lilies in Color

    Wednesdays, 11/30/16 – 12/14/16
    06:00pm – 09:00pm
    Midtown Center, Room C
    Instructor: Rose Marie James
    These bold, exotic flowers make striking paintings. Learn the basic botany of the lily family while developing skills in painting the lovely, graded pinks of the “Stargazer” lily. Learn to make fluid color changes, as well as capture the textures of the flowers and the linear structure of the foliage. Prerequisite: Color Pencil I or Botanical Watercolor.
    Register

    © Rose James, All rights reserved

    © Rose James, All rights reserved



    Botanical Drawing I: Methods and Materials

    Wednesdays, 01/11/17 – 02/15/17
    10:00am – 01:00pm
    NYBG, Watson Room 312
    Instructor: Linda M. Nemergut 
    Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight. 
    Courtesy: New York Botanical Garden

    Courtesy: New York Botanical Garden


    Botanical Drawing I: Methods and Materials

    Wednesdays, 01/11/17 – 02/15/17
    06:00pm – 09:00pm
    Midtown Center, Room C
    Instructor: Laura Vogel 
    Accurate observation translates into sensitive, realistic drawings and is an essential skill for botanical artists. Using basic shapes, fruit, and leaves, learn contour drawing with an emphasis on proportion, and explore techniques such as foreshortening, perspective, and line weight. 
    Register

    Courtesy: New York Botanical Garden

    Courtesy: New York Botanical Garden


    Eastern Woodland Habitat
    Fridays, 02/10/17 – 03/03/17
    10:00am – 01:00pm
    NYBG, Watson Room 312
    Instructor: Patricia Wynne
    The oak/hickory woodland of North American once stretched unbroken from New England to the Ozarks and the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. It was the most diverse temperate forest ecosystem in the world. We will study the habitat, past, present, and future focusing on the many small animals and plants that inhabit it. This class will stress research, composition, and narrative. We will discuss the history of scientific illustration and professional assignments, with an emphasis on clarity. Includes a special session at the American Museum of Natural History and a walk in The New York Botanical Garden’s own oak/hickory habitat. Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing I 
    Register
    © Patricia Wynne, All rights reserved

    © Patricia Wynne, All rights reserved



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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 www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com and check out her latest blog post about the recent Guild of Natural Science Illustrators conference in Santa Cruz, CA.


    Scientific Illustration, Session I, Graphite

    September 14-November 16, 2016
    7:00-9:00 EST or email. A 1:00 pm EST will be added if enough interest.
    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. Live video conferencing, email, weekly critiques and assignments, recorded tutorials.

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


    Scientific Illustration, Session III, Color

    September 12-November 14, 2016
    7:00-9:00 EST or email
    On-Line
    Session III includes watercolor, colored pencil, digital options, advanced composition and projects, professional practices and preparation for internships/independent studies. Live video conferencing, email, weekly critiques and assignments, recorded tutorials. Prerequisites: having completed Sessions I and II, or permission from instructor.

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

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This summer get to know the familiar rose in an entirely new way. Award-winning artist Carol Woodin will guide you through a field study of roses and show you how to match the colors of petals and leaves.

Here is what’s new at Classes Near You > New York:


Carol Woodin

www.carolwoodin.com
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.

    Roses in Color
    New York Botanical Garden
    Bronx, NY  
    June 1-3, 2016
    10:30 am – 4:00 pm

    Observe the intricacies of the familiar rose by creating a field study in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. Return to the classroom to learn advanced color techniques for paper or vellum. Participants have the option of working in watercolor, colored pencil or graphite. This three-day workshop will give students plenty of time to perfect their color depiction of rose petals and leaves.

    Cost: $359.00 NYBG member, $395 non-member

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The online program in scientific illustration founded by Gretchen Kai Halpert has a new website! Fall classes begin in August.

Here’s the latest at Classes Near You > New York:


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 Distance Learning Program


    Session I

    September 21 – November 23, 2015 (ten weeks)
    7:00 p.m. EDT (New York time)
    The first session of this distance learning program addresses the basics of scientific illustration, including the following topics: graphite, perspective, proportion, scientific conventions, lighting, textures, transferring, scanning. Students will receive handouts, learn from tutorials and engage with one another through live video conferencing.


    Session II

    September 16 – November 18, 2015 (ten weeks)
    7:00 p.m. EDT (New York time)
    In Session II, students will learn about the following topics: pen and ink, crow quill, technique, composition, editorial, scratchboard, anatomy, professional practices, final projects. Students will receive handouts, learn from tutorials and engage with one another through live video conferencing.


    Session III

    August 11 – October 13, 2015
    7:00 p.m. EDT (New York time)
    Students will learn about watercolor techniques, digital options and continue to learn about composition. Final projects and prep work for internships and independent studies are also a part of this session. Students will receive handouts, learn from tutorials and engage with one another through live video conferencing.

    Cost per 10-week session: $990 USD (more info)

    Contact Gretchen at ghalpert@stny.rr.com for more information Contact Gretchen Halpert for information.

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