Intro to Botanical Illustration

Intro to Botanical Illustration

Date(s) – 04/24/2020
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


April 24, Friday, 3:00 am – 4:30 pm | Ages 15+
Introduction to Botanical Illustration
Instructor: Corry Buckwalter

Students will learn how to draw observationally to create botanical illustrations with pencil on paper. Drawing from a living indoor plant in your home, such as a vine, leafy tropical, succulent, or a cut plant from outside, students will gain a deeper understanding of plant anatomy, composition and botanical details which will foster more accurate and graceful drawings. 

The class will include:

  • a brief lecture on historical references and basic botany
  • a step-by-step demonstration of an illustration technique
  • time to develop drawing skills
  • individual feedback on work by the instructor

Materials: Choose a houseplant or clip a plant from your yard. Variety of pencil grades, erasers, sketch paper and/or smooth surface paper, pencil sharpener, ruler, and a loupe or magnifying glass if available.

Cost: $25 Members / $30 Non-Members