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 several! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction. Work at your own pace on a variety more...
05/06 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
  06/17 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vogel
MDTN
  09/16 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.

Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. I more...
04/14 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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03/30 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. Prerequisite: Botanical Draw more...
05/18 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Vogel
NYBG
This comprehensive class covers the basic techniques of botanical watercolor. Learn how to use your brushes to make smooth, underlying washes, as well as to create fine detail. Color theory will teach you how paints interact, and how to select the right colors for your subject. Paper selection, tran more...
09/26 Th 10:30am-01:30pm 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 col more...
09/14 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm 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, a versatility that makes it an enjoyable medium for creating botanical artwork. Learn how to master a variety of techniques, including impressed line, s more...
07/16 Tu 10:00am-02:00pm Vogel
NYBG
Use the warmth and elegance of sepia to enhance your watercolor skills in washes, developing tone and adding detail. Regardless of your watercolor abilities, you will gain painting confidence by working in monochromatic sepia paint—without worrying about color. At the same time, create paintin more...
04/02 Tu 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG
Artists of all skill levels will enjoy these one-day workshops dedicated to basic watercolor techniques. In each session, you'll learn to capture the beautiful colors and unique details of a different botanical subject. Plant materials will be provided by t more...
03/31 Su 10:00am-03:30pm Vogel
NYBG