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Rose Marie James
Rose Marie James Rose Marie James, MA Art Ed., holds a Masters in Art Education and a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, and has exhibited in both national and international juried exhibitions including the Chautauqua Institute, the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Filoli Gardens and at the Horticultural Society of New York. Her work has been published in Colored Pencil Magazine.

You can learn more at www.rjamesartgarden.com

Classes by this instructor

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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03/27 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm James
MDTN
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 06:00pm-09:00pm James
MDTN
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, tr more...
01/23 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm James
NYBG
  03/23 Th 10:30am-03:00pm James
NYBG
After spending hours creating a work of botanical art, it is important to professionally present and preserve it. Whether for evaluation, juried competition, exhibition, or storage, knowing the best way to frame your work and keep it pristine requires attention to detail. Learn proper options and more...
05/19 Fr 10:00am-04:30pm James
NYBG
The pineapple is a classic subject with a rich cultural history and unusual botanical structure. Learn to build up the luscious warm tones of this iconic fruit with layers of transparent watercolor. You'll simplify the pineapple's seemingly complex structure by learning about the Fibonacci sequen more...
02/24 Fr 10:00am-02:30pm James
NYBG