Botanical Art & Illustration:
Intro Classes & Workshops

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Classes

September
Learn to evoke the glowing hues and glossy skins of autumnal fruits.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique more...
09/24 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Sapanara
NYBG
Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of more...
09/28 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Sapanara
MDTN
October
Explore special drawing techniques and create dynamic compositions that capture the nature and "personality" of NYBG's exquisite specimen trees. From a weeping willow to a sturdy oak, trees all have defining characteristics. Frank Guida will take you en plein air more...
10/06 Fr 10:00am-03:00pm Guida
NYBG
Under the guidance of award-winning botanical artist Ingrid Finnan, create a number of small studies in oil. If you are a beginner, the basics will be covered so you have the confidence to continue exploring the medium on your own. more...
10/13 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Finnan
NYBG
Examine the enormous variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants—the world's dominant plant group. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory studies, learn to recognize and draw the many plant parts and growth stages of the most common plant families. more...
10/17 Tu 10:00am-12:30pm Rauh
NYBG
Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful more...
10/22 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
  10/29 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
November
Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
11/06 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Focus on the most brilliant and seasonal foliage—maple, ginkgo, sassafras, or even something unexpected.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful more...
11/18 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
MDTN
January
Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
01/08 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
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.
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01/10 We 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
NYBG
  01/10 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Vogel
MDTN
Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
01/20 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Explore the craggy textures and desolate beauty of winter seed pods.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details more...
01/28 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG
February
Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of more...
02/08 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
NYBG
Delve into botanical art history with NYBG's Stephen Sinon, Head of Special Collections, Research and Archives, as your expert guide. Explore the evolution of the art form, from Renaissance-era woodcuts through works by contemporary artists. We'll examine gloriously illuminated 16th-century more...
02/09 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Jess
Sinon
NYBG
Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture more...
02/11 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Examine the enormous variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants—the world's dominant plant group. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory studies, learn to recognize and draw the many plant parts and growth stages of the most common plant families. more...
02/24 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Day
MDTN
Study the warm tones of flowers available in our corner markets, even in the winter's cold.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshop dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture more...
02/25 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We'll pay special attention to your more...
02/28 We 10:00am-03:30pm Jess
NYBG
March
Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of more...
03/06 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm James
MDTN
Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work more...
03/12 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN