Young at HeArt: Drawing and Painting Summers Bounty *SOLD OUT
Olana State Historic Site
5720 Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534
June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29; 9:30am-12:30pm
Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors can facilitate deeper understanding of drawing, color, and the natural world. In this eight-session course for adult learners ages 55+, teaching artist Wendy Hollender will guide students in using pencil and watercolor pencils to create realistic botanical drawings. Through this course, participants will learn more about drawing techniques, qualities of color, and deepen their understanding of plant forms and structures. This course is offered in conjunction with Olana’s 2021 exhibition, Cross Pollination, which explores the connections between art and nature through the work of Martin Johnson Heade, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and contemporary artists engaging with themes of nature, ecology, and the natural world.
Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, author, and instructor. Hollender’s illustrations have been featured in numerous publications such as The New York Times, “O”, The Oprah Magazine, and Real Simple. Her work was included in the 13th International Exhibition at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and in exhibitions at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the Smithsonian National Museum for Natural History. Wendy is an instructor of Botanical Art and Illustration at the New York Botanical Garden and leads workshops at her farm in Accord, New York. In 2016, she started a highly successful online botanical drawing program: www.drawbotanical.com. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society and the National Tropical Botanical Garden Florilegium Project.
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