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Laura Vogel
Laura Vogel Laura Vogel, who has taught at NYBG for 18 years, and worked as a freelance botanical illustrator for Dr. Noel Holmgren, illustrating over 1300 new drawings for The Illustrated Companion to Gleason & Cronquist's Vascular Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Laura also taught field biology at William Paterson University and contributed illustrations to 3 volumes of Intermountain Flora. She was also asked to design several textile projects by Spring Textile Company.

Classes by this instructor

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 both! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety of more...
03/13 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
  05/08 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
Enjoy a one-day workshop learning basic watercolor techniques to capture the beautiful colors and details of this spring favorite. All levels of skill are welcome; no previous drawing or painting experience is required. Please bring lunch.

04/23 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
  05/21 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
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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03/25 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
NYBG
Building on Botanical Drawing I, skills, learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn to translate color into black and white, and create the illusion of depth and space in your work.


03/08 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Vogel
MDTN
  05/13 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
NYBG
Apply your understanding of contours, perspective, and tone to drawing three distinct types of flowers. The object is to accurately draw a fully toned flowering plant. Explore compositional possibilities, textures, and details.

05/10 We 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
NYBG
If you wish to transition from drawing to watercolor painting techniques or fine-tune your watercolor skills, this class is for you. Sessions will focus on demonstration and practice of basic techniques such as flat washes, glazing, graded washes, and dry brush for fine details. Dilutions of India i more...
06/15 Th 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Mimic the luxurious colors and velvety quality of magnolia petals while exploring simple watercolor techniques. All levels of skill are welcome; no previous drawing or painting experience is required. Please bring lunch.
03/26 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Enjoy this one-day winter workshop learning basic watercolor techniques to capture the beautiful colors and details of flowers from our local market. No previous drawing or painting experience required. Instructor will provide flowers. All levels of skills are welcome.



02/26 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
The focus of this course is on color theory and application. Colored pencil line and tone can be applied to look like either drawing or painting, making it a versatile medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn a variety of techniques, including burnishing, tonal construction, and how to layer more...
07/18 Tu 10:00am-01:20pm Vogel
NYBG