Mary Christiansen
Mary Christiansen Mary Christiansen, MA, earned a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the Botanical Garden. She taught art at the Brearley School in Manhattan for the past 29 years, and has exhibited her work at several American Society of Botanical Artists juried shows.

Classes by this instructor

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 plant parts, including branches, stems, leaves, and flowers, for pleasure or to ex more...
10/03 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Christiansen
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.

09/14 Th 10:00am-01:35pm Christiansen
Hummingbirds play a key role in the pollination of many flower types and can add lively interest to your botanical art. You'll learn the anatomy, habitat and behavior of these diminutive birds, as well as techniques for rendering their vivid hues in colored pencil, watercolor, or graphite. While we more...
02/06 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Christiansen