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Botany and Taxonomy for Artists and Gardeners (213-121)

Tue, Jan 15, 9:30am--12:00pm
Tue, Jan 22, 9:30am--12:00pm
Tue, Jan 29, 9:30am--12:00pm
Tue, Feb 5, 9:30am--12:00pm
Tue, Feb 12, 9:30am--12:00pm
Tue, Feb 19, 9:30am--12:00pm
Tue, Feb 26, 9:30am--12:00pm
Tue, Mar 4, 9:30am--12:00pm

This course will help artists and gardeners learn the fascinating taxonomy and botany of plants that have inspired artists, architects, and designers. The class will have a visual focus with examples of art and design wedded to the fascinating stories behind plant discovery and nomenclature. The focus will include: plant structure and function, growth patterns, the life cycle of flowers including pollination and dispersal of seeds, and classification of major plant groups.

This class can be bundled with Mary Harden's afternoon botanical art class.

In the afternoon, join Mary L. Harden (course 213-122) to build on your knowledge of plant and flower structure and create scientifically accurate drawings in various media. The class will use a variety of techniques to render flowers and plants in ways that are both accurate and aesthetically pleasing. These techniques are applicable both to quick sketches in the field as well as for creating detailed drawings in the studio. Classes will provide supportive critique of student work as well as time to work on drawings.

All levels welcome.

These classes have been specifically designed to be taken together, complimenting and enhancing each other.

Bundled price $235/$275 member/nonmember

Instructor J. Charmain Giuliani
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $130.00; nonmembers $150.00 
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