|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.|
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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 at your own pace on a vari more...
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.
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. Prerequisite: Bota more...
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...
Pen and ink, among the most versatile and useful media, can be used to create high quality, easily reproducible drawings. Learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple, line, and crosshatch techniques.