Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop on Kaua’i April 2019
$500.00 – $1,500.00
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
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.
NTBG botanists and staff will be available to help with understanding Botany and other aspects of plants.
No previous drawing experience required during the first week of class.
Instructional classes will be conducted for 4 days each week from 10 am to 4pm on the premises at The National Tropical Botanical Garden. We have a large indoor/outdoor classroom for our use, with time to draw outside anywhere in the garden students wish. Students can arrive early and stay late if they want to each day. Optional Open Studio days may be available as well.
Instructor is available in the classroom and does daily demonstrations. There will be a drawing in the garden demonstration on a specified day to get students familiar with techniques used outside when drawing. On off-days, students are free to visit the island, relax at the beach or continue to draw in the garden classroom without instructor supervision.
Three week workshop: $1500
Two week workshop: $1000
One week workshop: $500
Week 1 -3 everyone welcome. Sign up for this if you are coming for 3 weeks
Week 1 – beginners welcome
Week 2 – 3 experienced students that want a two week option (no first time students please)
Week 2 – experienced students that only want one week (no first time students please)
Week 3 – experienced students that only want one week (no first time students please)
NTBG members will receive a 10% Discount by request. Email the NTBG to get the discount code.
Fee does not include travel and lodging. Fee includes lunch on class days. Other meals are not included.
There are numerous housing options in near by Kalaheo and Poipu or other locations in the area. There are condos, hotels, motels, Air BnB’s, and Bed and Breakfasts.
Partial refund will be given in the event you cancel by March 1, 2019 if your spot gets filled. Amount of refund will be $400 for one week, $700 for two weeks or $1050 for three weeks.
Weeks 1-3, Weeks 1 -2, Weeks 2 -3, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3