Classes & Workshops
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Spring Observations: Beginning Your Botanical Sketchbook
Two Tuesdays: March 16 & 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ONLINE
Botanical Art is not just about fully-fledged plants…let’s not forget bulbs, spring blooms, and budding trees. Or check out your local market for the earliest of spring vegetables, like ramps. On your next walk in the woods, look down. Spring gives us a plethora of objects to draw: spring ephemerals, budding skunk cabbage, late witch hazel…all kind of natural specimens. You bring the subject and we’ll work through the steps to draw it successfully. You can add it to your sketchbook via graphite, pen, or watercolor in this relaxed artistic environment. Students are responsible for providing all their own botanical specimens. Class will be held via Google Meet.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Mt Cuba Center
Guided Studio at Mt Cuba Center
Five Thursdays: Feb 4 - March 4, 2021 ONLINE
Enjoy drawing and painting in the virtual company of others in a relaxed, supportive environment. Begin a new work of art, continue working on pieces already started, or simply refresh your drawing skills in this dedicated studio time. Explore a variety of techniques and mediums used in creating botanical art while the instructor provides individualized direction. All levels of experience are welcome!
Select art materials you are familiar with and comfortable using: watercolor, graphite, or colored pencil.
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
Registration link coming soon, take one session or all three!
Fleisher Art Memorial
Botanical Art in Winter: Fungi, Branches, and Woodland Objects
Eight Mondays: Jan 4 to Mar 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ONLINE (NEW TIME)
Botanical Art is not just about green plants…let’s not forget fungi, branches, and the odd thing you find on the ground! Mushrooms are having a moment and you can be in on the fun. Learn how to draw and paint gilled mushrooms, shelf fungus, polypores, and boletes. Or choose an interesting branch — something with peeling bark, something smooth. Or on your next walk in the woods, look down. Winter gives us a plethora of objects to draw: seed pods, nuts, dried leaves, berries, and more. You bring the subject and we’ll work through the steps to draw it successfully. You can add it to your sketchbook via graphite, pen, or watercolor in this relaxed artistic environment.
Mondays: Mar 29 - June 7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm ONLINE
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.