Botanical Illustration Courses at the Garden

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   We invite you to join us in our fall series of
classes in botanical illustration with two talented
      instructors Catherine Watters and
  Lee McCaffree. With a variety of themes to
choose from, there’s sure to be a class for every-
 one. Discounted rates when you sign up for two
 of more programs. All Workshops are two day,
from 10am-4pm. A materials list will be posted                             ‘Aristolochia californica’ by Lee McCaffree
                  on the website.
                                                      Creating Botanical Art with Native
      The cost is: $160, $150 members                                    Plants
  Register for two or more and receive $10 off          Thursday and Friday August 26 & 27, 2010
                  each program.                     Explore California Natives in the Garden by learning
                                                          how to paint them. Learn illustration skills to draw
           Fall Leaves & Seed Pods                       or paint plants in bloom. Begin by observation and a
   Thursday and Friday, September 9 & 10 , 2010           basic drawing that will be translated to a painting in
  Fall is a beautiful time to illustrate the changes in   watercolor, colored pencil or pencil. The class’s el-
plants. In this class you’ll learn to observe, draw, and ementary approach allows for individual attention at
 paint fall leaves and seed pods in great detail using                          any level.
              specimens from the Garden.
                      Orchids                                Sketch in the Garden to begin a
   Thursday and Friday October 28 & 29, 2010                        Botanical Art painting
Orchids make wonderful subjects, with their diversity     Saturday and Sunday, November 13 & 14, 2010
       in color, shape, leaves and much more.          Students will create pencil sketches with details while
                                                       observing plants in the garden. They will get to know
      Introduction to Botanical Art                   their subject in its growing habitat by recording details
     Saturday and Sunday, February 12& 13, 2011            of the plants--size, posture, parts, color and the
This two-day class will teach you to observe, mea- environment. These field notes will be used to comp-
sure and draw plants in great detail with botanical                pose a painting in the classroom.
accuracy. Work with graphite, colored pencils and
                     watercolor.                              Winter Botanicals as Paintings
                                                          Friday and Saturday, December 10 & 11, 2010
                                                      Take a break from the busyness of the holidays to
                                                      explore the colors of winter by painting botanical
                                                      subjects. Berries, evergreens, cones and dried plants
                                                      make exciting subjects from the Garden’s plants.
                                                      Use paints or colored pencils to capture the beauty
                                                      in a painting of your own. Each student will work at
                                                      their own level.

                                                                 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720
                                                                   Call 510-643-2755 to register.
                ‘Rosa rugosa’ by Catherine Watters