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Botanical artist Rose Pellicano will teach two classes this summer at the Southampton Cultural Center in New York. Rose is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Her work has been exhibited nationally and her paintings of parrot tulips and Pinus strobus are in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Botanical Painting for Beginners and Intermediate Students
    July 10 and 17, 2015
    10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

    Learn how to portray flowers and plants realistically using traditional watercolor techniques.  In this two-day class, award-winning artist Rose Pellicano will teach students the traditional watercolor techniques used by botanical artists. She will also teach observational skills and color-mixing techniques.  Lecture, demonstration and individual attention will be part of the course.

    Cost: $235, plus $5 materials fee

    A materials list will be provided upon registration. There will be a brief break for lunch.

    For more information, please contact Rose Pellicano. To register, contact Southhampton Cultural Center.

    Painting Seashells in Watercolor

    Mondays, August 3 and 10, 2015
    10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

    Learn how to draw and paint seashells in this two-day summer workshop with Rose Pellicano. Participants can bring their own shells or use shells provided by the instructor. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

    Cost: $235

    A materials list will be provided upon registration. There will be a brief break for lunch.

    For more information, please contact Rose Pellicano. To register, contact Southhampton Cultural Center.

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Scientific illustrator Gretchen Kai Halpert will begin two new sessions of the Scientific Illustration Distance Learning Program she created. She introduced her new program to readers earlier this year.

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

Gretchen Kai Halpert

Gretchen Kai Halpert is the owner and the 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.

    Scientific Illustration Distance Learning Program
    Two new Sessions (I and II) begin April 15 and 14, respectively.

    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 We a variety of natural history objects. This class is appropriate for both beginners and intermediate students. Advanced students should talk with me before enrolling. Students work with graphite, with an introduction to crow quill and ink at week 9.

    Session II advances to more complex drawings, using crow quill and ink, and scratchboard.

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

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There is nothing better than a good story about people and plants. If you like to read about plants, people and history too, consider reading The Big Apples of New York: The Story of How New York State Became The Big Apple by A.L. DuBois.

DuBois is a native New Yorker and a botanical artist who first learned about New York’s agricultural history when she moved to the Hudson Valley after graduating from college. At this time, she also learned that her family is linked to the founding of Flushing, Queens, the first apple town in the United States. Research on her family and the history of New York revealed a lack of books linking the state’s apple history to it’s current history, so she decided to combine her passion for history with her passion for botanical art and write a book of her own.

In The Big Apples of New York, DuBois explains apple history and symbolism, how the apple was the first fruit tree imported by colonists and how New York state established itself as a major apple producing area. She writes about the Prince family nursery, the first commercial nursery in the New World, and the prominent Livingston family — their orchards, hardships, successes and their link to the historic Montgomery estate. She also explores the mystery surrounding the expression “The Big Apple” and its link to slavery and the Underground Railroad. Her historical account of events occurring before, during and after the Civil War is interesting, disturbing and will change how you view apples at the grocery store.

DuBois’ book is as much about the current state of apples in present-day New York as it is about its history.

Chenango Strawberry. © A.L. DuBois, All rights reserved

Chenango Strawberry. © A.L. DuBois, All rights reserved

Garden historians, teachers, fruitarians, and anyone with an interest in apples will be pleased to learn that family-friendly events such as apple festivals are alive and well in New York. DuBois shares information about 9 festivals, one of which has an annual attendance approaching 70,000. She also shares how the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) honors the state’s apple history and discusses the orchard replenishment program by Slow Food NYC.

Included in The Big Apples are apple recipes for treats such as Apple Cobbler by the CIA and Fidget Pye, an apple, onion and bacon pie dating back to 1795. Also included are Apple Facts from the USDA, instructions about how to grow an apple tree from seed like the colonists once did, and a directory to 190 apple orchards in New York.
DuBois’ full-color botanical illustrations were created using watercolor, Derwent colored pencils and tempera paint. It took her more than two years to draw and paint the twenty-five varieties featured in her book.

The Big Apples of New York: The Story of How New York State Became The Big Apple is a self-published title and can be ordered directly from the author for $30.99. Please allow one week for shipping.

Literature Cited

DuBois, A.L. 2013. The Big Apples of New York: The Story of How New York State Became The Big Apple.

Do you have a question for Ann about her research or the botanical illustrations created for her book?
Post your question below.

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Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop
The National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kaua’I Hawaii

    February 2 – February 15, 2014 (Session 1)
    February 15 – 28, 2014 (Session 2)
    February 2 – February 28, 2014 (One-month Intensive)

    Time: 10 AM to 4 PM, daily

Study the fundamentals of botanical drawing using graphite pencil, colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor. Drawing plants and flowers starts with observation.

Under the supervision of Wendy Hollender, illustrator, author, and instructor from The New York Botanical Garden, students will learn about plant structures and their importance through dissection and comparison.

Students will create detailed botanical drawings and sketchbook pages of flowering plants, fruits and seedpods, working directly from the wide variety of tropical plants growing at the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).

There will be opportunity to work on large compositions and detailed paintings for those staying the entire month. Lessons in composition will facilitate the development of larger compositions.

Participants will study historical botanical illustrations spanning four centuries as a way of understanding the tradition and techniques still in use today.

Dr. David Burney and other NTBG botanists will be available to help with understanding botany and other aspects of plant ecology.

This class is appropriate for advanced students as well as beginners because everyone works individually. No previous art background required.

Instructional classes will be conducted four days each week at The National Tropical Botanical Garden, with one day per week allotted for field trips or working in other locations on the island. Participants will have a large indoor-outdoor classroom for use, with time to draw outside anywhere in the garden.

Instructor is available in the classroom and does daily demonstrations. There will be a demonstration about drawing in the garden to introduce participants to techniques used when drawing outside. The weekends are free where by students can visit the island, relax at the beach or continue to draw in the garden classroom.

Workshop Fees:
Two-week workshop: $950 includes sumptuous fresh lunch on class days featuring local produce and tropical fruits. Other meals are not included with the exception of a once a week beach dinner barbeque.

Accommodations are available at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in shared housing for an unbeatable price or in nearby Kalaheo and Poipu or other locations in the area. For those staying in shared housing there is a kitchen for shared use. Bed and Breakfasts options are also available.

For additional information and to register, visit www.DrawingInColor.com or contact Wendy.

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ASBA_HSNY_16thAnnual_2013 16th Annual International American Society of Botanical Artists
The Horticultural Society
of New York
Sept. 20 – Nov. 22, 2013

The annual exhibition of the
American Society of Botanical Artists opens this evening with an opening reception and awards ceremony at
The Horticultural Society of New York.

The exhibition will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM.

A full-color catalog featuring an essay by art historian, Caroline A. Wamsler, and reproductions of the 45 works accepted into the exhibition can be purchased at the gallery of the Horticultural Society of New York and at ArtPlantae Books.

Artists accepted into the 16th Annual International exhibition are:

  • Rosalind Allchin (Canada)
  • Bobbi Angell (Vermont)
  • Deb Chirnside (Australia)
  • Carrie DeCostanzo (New Jersey)
  • Rosemary Donnelly (Australia)
  • Beverly Duncan (Massachusetts)
  • Jean Emmons (Washington)
  • Akiko Enokido (Japan)
  • Ingrid Finnan (New York)
  • Patricia Giebutowski (New Hampshire)
  • Monika E. deVries Gohke (New York)
  • Cherie Ann Gossett (Arizona)
  • Asuka Hishiki (New York)
  • Wendy Hollender (New York)
  • Yuko Inujima (Japan)
  • Joan Keesey (California)
  • Heeyoung Kim (Illinois)
  • Ku-mie Kim (Illinois)
  • Karen Kluglein (New York)
  • Kay Kopper (Massachusetts)
  • Lucy Martin (California)
  • Joan McGann (Arizona)
  • Carrie Megan (Massachusetts)
  • Sharron O’Neil (Idaho)
  • Tomoko Ogawa (Japan)
  • George Olson (Illinois)
  • John Pastoriza-Piñol (Australia)
  • Lynne Railsback (Wisconsin)
  • Dick Rauh (Connecticut)
  • Sarah Roche (Massachusetts)
  • Betsy Rogers-Knox (Connecticut)
  • Lizzie Sanders (United Kingdom)
  • Mitsuko Schultz (California)
  • Mary Ann Scott (Italy)
  • Elaine Searle (United Kingdom)
  • Julia Trickey (United Kingdom)
  • Denise Walser-Kolar (Minnesota)
  • Catherine Watters (California)
  • Kerri Weller (Canada)
  • Carol Wooding (New York)
  • Fatima Zagonel (Brazil)

Three botanical art classes and a gallery tour will be offered during the exhibition. Save these dates on your calendar:

    Capturing Nature’s Color
    A Botanical Art Workshop with Asuka Hishiki

    September 30, 2013
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    Master Class with John Pastoriza-Piñol
    A 3-Day Botanical Art Workshop

    October 16-18, 2013
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    Autumn Branches and Leaves
    A Botanical Art Workshop with Beverly Duncan

    November 15, 2013
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    Last Look Walkthrough with Featured Artists and Jurors

    November 20, 2013
    6-8 PM
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Now at Classes Near You > New York!

Gretchen Kai Halpert

Gretchen Halpert is a scientific illustrator and biologist with many years of experience creating illustrations for the medical field, for scientific research, and for commercial clients. Gretchen also teaches classes in the book arts and leads journaling classes.

    Botanical Illustration and Drawing Workshops
    Choose one of the dates below or register for all four workshops!

    June 1, 2013
    June 2, 2013
    June 29, 2013
    June 30, 2013

    Botanical illustration and basic drawing. Each session above is a full-day workshop using botanical specimens to learn basic drawing techniques. Students will focus on tools and techniques to create realistic and accurate drawings along with observation exercises and botanical study. The first session will focus on graphite sketches, transfers and tonal drawings on white paper. Individual attention and small class size allows participants to receive help with their particular challenges and interests. This workshop is an opportunity for beginners to get your feet wet. As interest dictates, classes can meet during the week – days or evenings – as well as weekends. More advanced students may benefit by having a set time to draw with others and will be given more advanced exercises.

    Each workshop is scheduled for 10 AM – 4 PM. From 4:00-6:00 PM, students may remain to draw outdoors, hike or socialize. There are trails, fields, woods, a pond and plants specific to each ecosystem. Cost: $100. Location: Elmira, New York.

    (Note: Students may sign-up for multiple sessions, the exercises will be different each time so the workshops may progress as in a series.)

    Contact: Gretchen by email or at 607-767-6936.

    Nature and Travel Journaling in Tuscany, Siena, Italy

    June 16-23, 2013
    $2475pp double; $2750 single

    Includes 7 nights lodging in 16th-century villa, 19 meals, wine, field trips, daily classes and evening presentations. This workshop is about creating a journal, focusing on plants and nature and expanding to architecture and travel. Daily lessons in pen and ink, watercolor, composition, text, observation, and writing give participants the tools to document their time in Italy and wherever they go in the world, including home. All takes place on one of the first privately-owned wildlife sanctuaries in Italy. Flower and vegetable gardens, animals, trails and an abandoned castle offer plenty of subject material. Afternoons are set aside for field trips and working on your own, relaxing by the pool, hiking, reading, exploring and enjoying life. The weekends with a wine and cheese opening of our work.  

    For more information, go to Nature and Travel Journaling in Tuscany.

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Beach Rose, watercolor on paper © 2011 by Karen Kluglein. All rights reserved

Beach Rose, watercolor on paper © 2011 by Karen Kluglein. All rights reserved

Workshops by Karen Kluglein are now listed on the Classes Near You page for New York.

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Karen Kluglein
Karen is an award-winning botanical artist whose illustrations of fruit, vegetables, herbs and other food items have been used on the packaging of many familiar products. Karen works in watercolor on calf skin, watercolor on paper, gouache, pencil and silverpoint. She is represented by Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper, LLC.

    Botanical Painting Workshop 2013
    Sag Harbor, Hamptons, New York
    April 6-7, 2013
    10 AM – 3 PM

    Learn how to use light, shadow and detail to make your botanical subject come alive! Students have the option of working on paper or vellum. Class time will include many demonstrations about drawing, choosing color, and botanical art techniques, as well as time for individual instruction. Students will paint spring flowers. This class is open to all levels of experience. This is the only class that will be offered in the beautiful seaside whaling village of Sag Harbor in the Hamptons, New York during 2013, so register early.

    Cost: $225 (plus $25 for 8″ x 10″ piece of vellum should you choose to work on vellum)

    Suggested Accommodations:
    Sag Harbor is a beautiful old whaling village with Victorian houses, nice shops and restaurants, and is located right on the water with a Long Wharf, windmill and docks. The Sag Harbor Inn has rooms available that overlook the bay. The Inn is within walking distance to the village shops and the wharf. There is bus service (the Hampton Jitney), whose bus service runs every hour from Manhattan and airport connections and stops in Sag Harbor. There will be a special rate at the Inn for students of this class. Mention “Botanical Painting Class” when making your reservation for the discounted rate. For additional information, please visit the Inn’s website or call (631) 725-2949.

    Registered students will receive a list of suggested supplies.

    To register, visit the Sag Harbor Class page on Karen’s website. Click on the “Add to Cart” page to register via PayPal.

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