Botanical Illustration Workshop in Greece

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

**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 and Vern 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 Mediterranean plants growing near the Lagou Raxi Hotel. There will be opportunities to work on detailed paintings for those with more experience.

Our Drawing Workshops are designed to fit the needs of students of all levels. Workshops are a great way for beginners to receive lots of one-on-one instruction and feedback in a supportive environment. We recommend attending for as many days as possible; the more you immerse yourself, the deeper the learning experience. For the more experienced artist, workshops are a way to make time to focus, continue to advance your skills, and create more-detailed work.

Prerequisites are not required for this workshop, but if you want to gain confidence and build some foundational skills before attending, we recommend completing the Botanical Basics online program.