Events and Workshops

April 3 – April 18, 2019

Classes are held at:
National Tropical Botanical Garden
Education Headquarters
3530 Papalina Road
Kalaheo, HI 96741
(808) 332-7324
www.ntbg.org

Learn more and register for this botanical art workshop here.

Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop on Kaua’i (Hawaii)
at The National Tropical Botanical Garden
Instructors: Wendy Hollender & Veronica Fannin

Workshop Dates: April 3 – April 18, 2019

Week 1 Classes held – Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. April 3 – 4; April 6 – 7
(Beginners are strongly encouraged to start on Week 1)

Week 2 Classes held – Monday thru Thursday April 8 -11

Week 3 Classes held – Monday thru Thursday April 15 – 18

Workshop Description:

Hours- 10am to 4pm on class days

Study the fundamentals of botanical drawing using the mediums of graphite pencil, colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor. Drawing plants and flowers starts with observation. Under the supervision of Wendy Hollender and Veronica Fannin, students will learn about plant structures and their importance through dissection and comparison. Students will create detailed botanical drawings and sketchbook pages of flowering plants, fruits and seedpods, working directly from the wide variety of tropical plants growing at NTBG. There will be opportunities to work on large compositions and detailed paintings for those with more experience. Lessons in composition will be given to help with the development of larger compositions. We will also study historical botanical illustrations spanning four centuries of the extensive library collection as a way of understanding the tradition and techniques still in use today.

May 18 – 20, 2019

Classes are held at:
Woodstock School of Art
2470 Route 212
Woodstock, NY 12498
woodstockschoolofart.org

 

Learn more and register for this botanical art workshop here.

 

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors is a great way to learn about drawing and color to make beautiful realistic color in drawings. Traditionally a technique that was done in watercolor, Wendy Hollender has developed a method of teaching using a combination of colored pencil and watercolor pencils. Colored pencil isn’t just a medium to use, it is also a learning tool. It allows you to teach drawing skills and teach about color at the same time. Understanding form and structure is crucial to this technique.

Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations and it is especially useful for work in the field.

Botanical Drawing starts with an understanding of using a single light source toning technique. Students will become familiar with this basic technique and practice on simple forms. Once an understanding of using this light source combined with toning form in a gradual consistent rendering, color layering will be introduced.

Drawing at actual scale, students will be introduced to basic perspective and measuring to create precise drawings of flowers. Color matching and blending will show students how to create natures subtle color variations. These techniques are relaxing and meditative and give students an opportunity to be intimate with nature and see close up the beauty, complexity and repetition of nature’s structures and patterns. Students will draw spring flowers,  combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils. All levels from beginner to advanced is fine as everyone works at their own level with plenty of guidance from Wendy.

Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 19+

In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art  does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.

$333 ($330 tuition + $3 lab fee)

May 18–20, 2019, Saturday–Monday, 9 AM–4 PM

Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.

May 24 – 26, 2019

Friday – Sunday 10am-4pm
Farm fresh lunch included

Classes are held at:
Hollengold Farm
222 Lower Whitfield Rd
Accord, NY 12404

Advance your skills and join in the fun for 3 days of botanical drawing and great food while gaining a deeper understanding of plants. At Hollengold Farm get close to the Earth to observe nature. With colored pencil and watercolor pencil create drawings of the wide variety of indigenous plants and homegrown edibles in the grounds at Wendy’s farm. We may even enjoy consuming the subjects as our lunch!

This is a very unique opportunity to draw in-person with artists & instructors Wendy Hollender and Veronica Fannin. Learn Wendy’s “Grisaille” undertone technique with a top layer of color creates illuminated realistic plant portraits. This satisfying technique requires simple tools which allows artists to wander around the farm yard and explore the fields ‘capturing’ found subjects. The flora and fauna continually change with the seasons, weather and conditions. For advanced artists, techniques such as watercolor and embossing will be practiced.

June 19 – 23, 2019

Wednesday – Sunday 10am-4pm
Farm fresh lunch included

Classes are held at:
Hollengold Farm
222 Lower Whitfield Rd
Accord, NY 12404

Advance your skills and join in the fun for 5 days of intensive botanical drawing and great food while gaining a deeper understanding of plants. At Hollengold Farm get close to the Earth to observe nature. With colored pencil and watercolor pencil create drawings of the wide variety of indigenous plants and homegrown edibles in the grounds at Wendy’s farm. We may even enjoy consuming the subjects as our lunch!

This is a very unique opportunity to draw in-person with artists & instructors Wendy Hollender and Veronica Fannin. Learn Wendy’s “Grisaille” undertone technique with a top layer of color creates illuminated realistic plant portraits. This satisfying technique requires simple tools which allows artists to wander around the farm yard and explore the fields ‘capturing’ found subjects. The flora and fauna continually change with the seasons, weather and conditions. For advanced artists, techniques such as watercolor and embossing will be practiced.

July 26 -28, 2019

Friday – Sunday 10am-4pm
Farm fresh lunch included

Classes are held at:
Hollengold Farm
222 Lower Whitfield Rd
Accord, NY 12404

Advance your skills and join in the fun for 3 days of botanical drawing and great food while gaining a deeper understanding of plants. At Hollengold Farm get close to the Earth to observe nature. With colored pencil and watercolor pencil create drawings of the wide variety of indigenous plants and homegrown edibles in the grounds at Wendy’s farm. We may even enjoy consuming the subjects as our lunch!

This is a very unique opportunity to draw in-person with artists & instructors Wendy Hollender and Veronica Fannin. Learn Wendy’s “Grisaille” undertone technique with a top layer of color creates illuminated realistic plant portraits. This satisfying technique requires simple tools which allows artists to wander around the farm yard and explore the fields ‘capturing’ found subjects. The flora and fauna continually change with the seasons, weather and conditions. For advanced artists, techniques such as watercolor and embossing will be practiced.

August 25 – 31, 2019

Classes are held at:
Snow Farm Craft School
5 Clary Road Williamsburg, MA 01096
413.268.3101
www.snowfarm.org
info@snowfarm-art.org

 

Learn more and register for this botanical art workshop here.

 

Study nature’s forms and colors to create beautiful plant drawings. Using a combination of dry and watercolor pencils, combine undertones and layers to create depth and become familiar with basic techniques through practice on simple forms such as fruits, nuts, and flowers. Enjoy the versatility of these portable and immediate techniques and simple materials. All levels welcome. Work at your own pace with plenty of guidance.

Workshop Fee:
$630
Materials Fee:
$100

October 8 – 21, 2019

Classes held at:

The Mediterranean Centre for Art, Gardens, Plants, and Design
Lagou Raxi A.E.
Lafkos 37006
South Pelion, Magnesia, Greece
+(30) 24230 65144
mail@lagouraxi.com
lagouraxi.com

**In order to attend this workshop, you must stay at the Lagou Raxi Hotel.

Study the fundamentals of botanical drawing using the mediums of graphite pencil, colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor. This is a unique opportunity to study and draw plants adjacent to  a beautiful nature preserve on a remote peninsula in Greece! Drawing plants and flowers starts with observation. Under the supervision of Wendy Hollender, Illustrator, Author, and Instructor, students will learn about plant structures and their importance through dissection and comparison. Students will create detailed botanical drawings and sketchbook pages of flowering plants, fruits and seedpods, working directly from the wide variety of Mediterranean plants growing near the Lagou Raxi Hotel. There will be opportunities to work on detailed paintings for those with more experience.

November 17 – 19, 2019

Classes are held at:
Woodstock School of Art
2470 Route 212
Woodstock, NY 12498
woodstockschoolofart.org

 

Learn more and register for this botanical art workshop here.

 

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors is a great way to learn about drawing and color to make beautiful realistic color in drawings. Traditionally a technique that was done in watercolor, Wendy Hollender has developed a method of teaching using a combination of colored pencil and watercolor pencils. Colored pencil isn’t just a medium to use, it is also a learning tool. It allows you to teach drawing skills and teach about color at the same time. Understanding form and structure is crucial to this technique.

Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations and it is especially useful for work in the field.
Botanical Drawing starts with an understanding of using a single light source toning technique. Students will become familiar with this basic technique and practice on simple forms. Once an understanding of using this light source combined with toning form in a gradual consistent rendering, color layering will be introduced.

Drawing at actual scale, students will be introduced to basic perspective and measuring to create precise drawings. Color matching and blending will show students how to create natures subtle color variations. These techniques are relaxing and meditative and give students an opportunity to be intimate with nature and see close up the beauty, complexity and repetition of nature’s structures and patterns. Students will progress to more complex forms such as flowers, fall leaves and pine cones, combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils. All levels from beginner to advanced is fine as everyone works at their own level with plenty of guidance from Wendy.

Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 19+

In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art  does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.

$333 ($330 tuition + $3 lab fee)

November 17–19, 2019, Sunday–Tuesday, 9 AM–4 PM

Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.

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