Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop at NTBG
Professional botanical artist returns to teach on Kaua‘i
The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) has announced that online registration is now open and already filling fast for the March 2016 Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop on Kaua‘i. Returning to NTBG to lead the workshop is botanical illustrator, author, and instructor Wendy Hollender, whose works have been featured in The New York Times, Sunset Magazine, and in exhibitions at the the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England.
The workshop is being offered in one-, two-, or three-week sessions between March 6-25 at NTBG Headquarters in Kalaheo. For course details and to register, visit ntbg.org/art.
Hollender will teach the critical elements of plant structure and their importance through dissection and comparison. Students will create detailed botanical drawings and sketches of flowering plants, fruits, and seed pods, working with a wide variety of tropical plant material growing in NTBG’s South Shore Gardens. Previous drawing experience is an asset but not required.
The workshop also includes the study of botanical illustrations spanning four centuries using archival material available in NTBG’s extensive collection in order to better understand how traditions are the foundation of techniques still in use today.
Existing Garden members are eligible for a 10%-off discount by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of registration to receive their discount code.
National Tropical Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, non-governmental institution with nearly 2,000 acres of gardens and preserves in Hawai‘i and Florida. Its mission is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions. NTBG is supported primarily through donations and grants.