Botanical Art & Illustration:
Intro Classes & Workshops

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Classes

February
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
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.
more...
03/24 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
NYBG
  03/29 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm James
MDTN
April
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...
04/11 We 10:00am-12:30pm Rauh
NYBG
Focus on the bold, symmetrical shape of this spring favorite whose beauty has captured our imagination for centuries. Please bring lunch.

04/15 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
May
Each spring, New York trees blossom in abundance— from simple oaks and maples, to exuberant dogwood, crabapples, and magnolias. Instructor Frank Guida takes you en plein air to draw ethereal drifts of blossoms on the bough, and develop your skill more...
05/03 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Guida
NYBG
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...
05/07 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Focus on the bold, symmetrical shape of this spring favorite whose beauty has captured our imagination for centuries. Please bring lunch.

05/12 Sa 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Study the regal tropical flower that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe.
05/20 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Take your naturalist game to the next level by learning how to sketch. Drawing-more than photography-asks you to slow down and closely observe what you see, which will help you identify unfamiliar species and investigate ecological connections. Botanical artist and more...
05/20 Su 10:00am-01:00pm Guida
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...
05/22 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Lyness
MDTN
  05/30 We 10:00am-01:00pm Wry
NYBG
  06/07 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Nemergut
NYBG
June
Study the regal tropical flower that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe.
06/10 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Many flowers and fruits have fascinating architecture that must be enlarged in order to be rendered properly. Use a dissecting microscope to closely examine samples and learn specific techniques to measure and scale up your botanical subjects for final artwork. more...
06/12 Tu 10:00am-03:30pm Rauh
NYBG
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...
06/18 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Explore the range of hues found in cherries, from blushing pinks to velvety purples.

06/24 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG
July
The sensual hibiscus flower, a focus of O'Keeffe's work during her time in Hawai`i, continues to beguile. Practice blending colored pencil and watercolor pencil to capture the tropical stunner's undulating petals and dramatic reproductive structure.
07/25 We 10:00am-03:30pm Hollender
NYBG
September
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.
more...
09/14 Fr 10:00am-01:35pm James
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...
09/18 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Sapanara
NYBG
Capture the glossy skin and deep tones of late-summer plums.

09/23 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Di Costanzo
NYBG
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...
09/24 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.
more...
09/25 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Vogel
MDTN
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...
09/26 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Lyness
MDTN