Classes & Workshops
The Contemporary Naturalism
Guild of Art

Teaching classical art techniques with a modern expression to honor your

personal connection to Nature

Naturalism is a late 19th- and early 20th-century movement that was inspired by adaptation of the principles and methods of natural science, especially the Darwinian view of nature, to literature and art. We aim to share our knowledge of sketching, drawing, and painting the flora and fauna of our 21st century world through online instruction, by teaching classical art techniques with a modern expression. Honor your personal connection to Nature through careful observation and depiction of natural science subjects and habitats in a contemporary style.

Mushrooms & Fungi

A five-part workshop offering instruction and guidance on sketching, drawing, and painting mushrooms


This workshop is being held ONLINE on 5 Tuesdays: 4/13, 4/27, 5/11, 5/25, 6/8

4-6 pm EST

To learn more and to register:

Mt Cuba Center
Hockessin, DE

Learning to Draw Spring Wildflowers

Four Thursdays: April 8 - 29, 2021


Wildflowers in Color

Four Thursdays: May 6 - 27, 2021


Putting it All Together

Four Thursdays: June 3 - 24, 2021


Fleisher Art Memorial

Philadelphia, PA


Botanical Art

Mondays: Mar 29 - June 7

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ONLINE

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Contemporary botanical art is a thriving genre! Explore this captivating world in a comfortable learning environment with a deliberate approach to drawing and painting. We’ll focus on botanical art through the ages, take a look at what current artists are creating, and examine basic drawing and painting skills through the lens of botanical art. Learn techniques to accurately draw or paint subjects from the natural world.

Botanical Art: Summer Objects of Field and Garden

Six Wednesdays: Jun 23 to Jul 28

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ONLINE

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