Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘online classes’

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.

Read Full Post »

The New England Wild Flower Society has announced online classes for Fall.
The online botany classes include a field trip option. The native plants design class will be open for four months.

The Society would also like to tell you about their plant diversity class with research botanist, Arthur Haines.

Here’s the latest news at Classes Near You > Massachusetts:


New England Wild Flower Society

www.newenglandwild.org
Conserving and promoting New England’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes. Educators and parents may be especially interested in the Society’s Go Botany program.

    New England Plant Diversity: Session 4
    Sunday, June 26, 2016
    Instructor: Arthur Haines, Research Botanist
    1-4 pm

    Keeping up with changes in plant names can be challenging, but it reflects our expanding understanding of the plant kingdom based on genetics, a closer look at plant form, and new ways of analyzing relationships. Learn how to make sense of this new plant universe from one of the best botanists in the field, Arthur Haines. In the session 4 of this 5 session series, students will investigate advanced tricolpate families often referred to as euasterids (e.g., Lamiaceae, Plantaginaceae, Campanulaceae, Asteraceae).
     
    Note: We recommend you take New England Plant Diversity: Session 1 first; Sessions 2-5 may be taken in any order.

    Recommended text: Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach.

    Course: $46 (Member) / $54 (Nonmember)

    View Details/Register


    Plants 101: Introduction to the Green World

    Monday, September 12, 2016 to Friday, October 14, 2016
    Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Research Ecologist

    Explore New England’s plant life. In this online and field course you will learn what plants are, how they function, and why they are essential to all life on earth. You’ll also discover many of the region’s native and non-native plants. This course includes five self-paced online modules offered over the course of five weeks, featuring lots of interactions with the instructor and fellow students. You can elect to join an optional field trip led by an enthusiastic botanist in your state.
     
    Field Trip Note: One field trip will be held in each New England state and participation is optional. If you would like to attend the trip as part of the course, please register for both the course and the field trip. Field trip dates and specific locations will be announced six weeks before the course launches.

    Course: $100 (Member) / $125 (Nonmember)
    Course + Field Trip: $128 (Member) / $160 (Nonmember)

    View Details/Register


    Plants 102: Deeper into the Green World

    Monday, October 17, 2016 to Friday, November 18, 2016
    Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Research Ecologist

    Delve deeper into the New England Flora in this online and field course. Learn how plants change as they grow; how they interact with other species; and how geology, soils, land-use history, hydrology, and climate shape the plant communities of the region. You’ll adopt a plant to observe throughout the course and enjoy interacting with the course instructor and your fellow students. This course includes five weeks of online instruction. You can elect to join an optional field trip led by an enthusiastic botanist in your state. Plants 101 is a complement to Plants 102 but is not a prerequisite.
     
    Field Trip Note: One field trip will be held in each New England state and participation is optional. If you would like to attend the trip as part of the course, please register for both the course and the field trip. Field trip dates and specific locations will be announced six weeks before the course launches.
     
    Course: $100 (Member) / $125 (Nonmember)
    Course + Field Trip: $128 (Member) / $160 (Nonmember)

    View Details/Register


    Designing with Native Plants

    Open Enrollment (November 14, 2016 through April 2, 2017)
    Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Research Ecologist

    This entirely self-paced online course will teach you the basics of designing with native plants and show you how to incorporate native plants into your garden and landscape. Discover the variety of native plants found throughout New England and learn how to design a visually interesting landscape that also supports biodiversity. Students complete the course at their own pace.

    Fee: $64 (Member) / $80 (Nonmember)
    Limit: Unlimited

    View Details/Register

Read Full Post »

The next class in the scientific illustration program by scientific illustrator and teacher Gretchen Kai Halpert begins on April 12. Read below for more information and to register.


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.

Here is what’s coming up next!

    Scientific Illustration, Session II (Pen and Ink)
    April 12 – June 14, 2016

    In this class, you become adept with crow quill and ink on both paper and scratchboard; work on composition, technical accuracy, how to conduct research, and producing portfolio pieces. Weekly assignments; video conferencing; tutorials; individual critiques on every assignment; interaction with classmates.

    Go to www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com to view application on home page or email Gretchen Halpert.

This information can also be found at Classes Near You > New York.

Read Full Post »

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.


Related



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.

Read Full Post »

Technology has enabled botanical art instructors to connect with new students through online classes. So many online classes have been announced that this type of class now has its own page in the Classes Near You section.

Discover natural science illustration and botanical art during EE Week 2015!

Do you teach botanical art, natural science illustration or nature journaling online? If you do, please send your information to ArtPlantae.



Cornell University

View Cornell’s Distance Learning Program

  • Botanical Illustration I: Basic Drawing Techniques
  • Botanical Illustration II: Working with Watercolor
  • Botanical Illustration III: Advanced Techniques

Each class costs $600. The next session for each begins May 4, 2015. The Spring session ends June 20, 2015. Click on the link above to register and to be notified about upcoming sessions.

Learn More



Gretchen Kai Halpert

www.gretchenhalpert.com
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.

A Conversation with Gretchen Kai Halpert



Jane LaFazio

janelafazio.com/
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. 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.

Also see this interview with Jane and her Ask The Artist Q&A with readers.



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 scientific illustration at the University of Florida.

    Foundation Drawing 101 – Working in Graphite
    Online program with Mindy Lighthipe
    April 15 – June 17, 2015 (10 weeks)
    Natural science illustrator Mindy Lighthipe begins another 10-week session of her online class Foundation Drawing 101 – Working in Graphite. Instruction includes videos, one-on-one feedback and learning from fellow classmates.

    Assignments and classroom conversation are hosted in private areas online. Instructional material can be viewed on a desktop computer or iPad. Beginning and advanced artists are welcome.

    Study drawing and discover natural science illustration!


    Drawing the Beauty of Plants

    A new eight-week online course begins May 13, 2015. Subjects to be covered include: leaf anatomy and taxonomy, measuring and dissection, atmospheric perspective, scientific lighting, composition, root systems, nature journaling and accurate note taking.

    Learn More



Anna Mason

www.WatercolorsWithWOW.com
Learn how to paint botanical subjects with great detail. Online classes include step-by-step tutorials, access to the Knowledge Base of Anna’s School of Watercolor, sketchbook exercises, practice exercises and a supportive community of artists from which to learn. Need help getting started? Sign up to receive Anna’s free Pick Up Your Brush class.

Learn More



Billy Showell

www.billyshowell.com
Subscribe to receive a new tutorial every two weeks. Artists of all abilities are welcome. Choose from one of three plans:

  • FREE – Access to a selection of basic lessons.
  • Monthly Plan – Access to current projects. New projects uploaded every two weeks. Subscribers at this level also receive access to the previous two months of projects and tutorials.
  • Six-Month Plan – Six-month membership with access to all current and new projects. Access to projects, courses and tutorials from previous six months.

Learn More



Val Webb

The Illustrated Garden, A Studio Blog
www.valwebb.com

Val Webb is an illustrator and teacher who teaches both live and online workshops. Be sure to watch Val’s online tutorial, Botanical Drawing with Pencil and Watercolor. Connect with The Illustrated Garden on Facebook.

Learn from Val this summer. Here is what’s on the schedule:

  • Draw and Paint Six Culinary Herbs – Begins June 2, 2015
  • Drawn and Decorated Watercolor Lettering – Begins June 2, 2015
  • Drawing Dogs & Cats – Begins June 2, 2015
  • Botanical Notebook Paintings – Begins July 6, 2015

Learn More

Read Full Post »

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

www.gretchenhalpert.com
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.

Read Full Post »

Learn More

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.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: