Botanical Drawing Classes in Chicago, IL

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Botanical Drawing 1

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Strong drawing is the cornerstone of botanical art. In this class, we will work in pencil, covering the fundamentals of proportions, line, tone, dimensionality, and expression. We will work from live specimens, flowers, seeds, and fruit.

Saturday Jan 11th, 9am - 12pm

  (8 sessions)
$374

8 sessions

Botanical Drawing 3

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

We will explore different approaches to capture beautiful and accurate botanical detail, frequently using the microscope. We will work primarily in pencil and will experiment with different tools to achieve particular textures and effects.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1 and 2 or equivalent. Please Note: A supply list will be sent with...

Sunday Jan 19th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

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Botanical Drawing 2

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Continue to build your drawing skills with advanced graphite techniques, light and dark media on toned paper, and carbon dust.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1  ART requirement

Sunday Mar 15th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Drawing in Carbon Dust

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Carbon dust is a beautiful, versatile, and little-known medium that lends itself to both broad, painterly expression and to extremely fine detail. It is appropriate to all botanical subjects as well as to landscapes and still lifes. Working on various paper with a variety of black pigments (applied with both brushes and pencils, we will focus on botanicals...

Sunday Feb 9th, 9am - 12pm

  (3 sessions)
$224

3 sessions

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Colored Pencil: Exotic Plants

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Greenhouses contain many exotic plants, displayed in facsimiles of their native habitats, which students will use as subjects. Draw from life in the Greenhouses, making studies of the intricate plant structures and colors, then return to the studio to translate studies into compositions. Work in graphite leading to finished...

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$298

5 sessions

Pen and Ink 1

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

This studio class will examine pen-and-ink drawing with the study of natural botanical forms, shapes, and dissections. We will study the use of a variety of pen-and-ink techniques (stipple, cross-hatching,contour-line, and combinations); the execution of black-and-white elements to create value, tone, and texture (such as leaf venation, stem texture,...

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$298

6 sessions

Botanicals on Coquille Board

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Coquille board is a lovely textured surface that encourages fast, fun, and beautiful renderings of botanical subjects. We will start in full value black and white and move on to color. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation.

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$186

2 sessions

Botanical Drawing: Basics and More - Master Class

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Botanical drawing requires keen observation, precision, and attention to detail. Learn fresh ideas and tips from acclaimed wildflower painter Heeyoung Kim to take your drawing and pencil work featuring botanical subjects to the next level.  All supplies included. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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$320

2 sessions

Colored Pencil: White Flower Techniques

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Advance your skills by acquiring the techniques and methods for successfully drawing white flowers on white paper.  Learn how to see subtle colors reflected on white objects and express them through a range of warm and cool colors. You will also gain the skills necessary to tackle the rich shadow colors.  Prerequisite: Colored Pencil Workshop,...

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$161.25

2 sessions

Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Through layering, blending and color mixing, colored pencil allows you to create vibrant works of art featuring flowers and plants.  In this workshop, you will learn the basics of colored pencil techniques with specifically with botanical subjects as your inspiration. Lyndsay is certified in botanical art; she serves as a co-president...

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$135

2 sessions

Botanicals in Charcoal

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Charcoal gives you the opportunity to work large, bold, and loose, or keep the fine detail of traditional botanical art. Several techniques will be explored along with emphasis on composition. Basic drawing skills are required, but students will be guided and assisted by the instructor. The School’s CEUs=9

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$189

3 sessions

Coloring Monarchs and Milkweeds

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Come with a box of colored pencils, and make beautiful butterflies come to life on a coloring page. No previous art experiences are required. The instructor will show simple techniques step by step. Illustrated line drawing will be provided.

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$59

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Master Class: Enhance Your Plan Graphics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

A well-developed professional landscape plan is the best tool for portraying your design concept to clients. Bring a completed design plan to work on during class. Focus on elevating, strengthening, and enhancing your plan to create the best product for presentation.  Prerequisite: Previous garden design graphics coursework or experience. ...

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$74

Glories of the Greenhouse

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Escape from Chicago winter into the greenhouses of the Chicago Botanic Garden. We will use watercolor and colored pencils to explore and express the beauty of the vast botanical treasures at hand, including the Orchid Show. Emphasis will be on artistic expression, rather than scientific rendering.

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$379

8 sessions

Landscape Section and Elevation Drawing Studio

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Plan view drawings can be beautiful and informative – but not everyone can read plans! This class prepares students to illustrate landscape design concepts in section and elevation view. Students will learn layered drawing techniques including measured line drawings and illustrative overlays.  The School’s CEUs=7.5 hours

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$169

3 sessions

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