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Botanical Art and Illustration 2010 Winter - Spring Catalogue

Botanical Art and Illustration 2010 Winter - Spring Catalogue

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Catalogue for Winter Spring of 2010 courses in the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens
Catalogue for Winter Spring of 2010 courses in the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens

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Published by: Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski on Nov 12, 2009
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Winter/Spring 2010
Certificate Program
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introductory courSeS
Students wishing to learn more about botanical illustrationor brush up on their skills beore beginning the certiicate se-quence can take introductory courses that are not part o thecertiicate requirements: Introduction to Botanical Illustrationand Introduction to Drawing in Pencil.
required courSeS
The ollowing 13 courses are required i you wish to receivea Certiicate in Botanical Art and Illustration. The recom-mended sequence o courses is listed below. This successionis appropriate or both the certiicate and the non-certiicatestudent.
Classes can also be taken in the order determinedby their prerequisites.
Courses consist o exercises, cri-tiques, demonstrations and homework assignments. A listo supplies or each course will be sent with your class con-irmation.1. Botanical Illustration in Pencil I2. Botany or the Botanical Illustrator3. Botanical Illustration in Pencil II4. Composition or Botanical Illustration5. Color Layering or Colored Pencil6. Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil I7. Perecting Perspective8. Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil II9. Color Mixing or Artists10. Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink I11. Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink II12. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor I13. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor II
elective courSeS
Elective courses serve a variety o purposes. They are alldesigned to increase the student’s knowledge, ability andexperience in botanical art. In addition to the 13 required
Botanical art and illustration is the well-established tradition o portraying plants or scientiic purposes, recording vanishingspecies or historical recollection or rendering the beauty and inspiration we experience in the lora o the world around us.Denver Botanic Gardens’ Certiicate in Botanical Art and Illustration program is designed to teach a comprehensive series oclasses in botanical illustration, oering participants the drawing and painting skills required to render accurate and useuldepictions o the plant world with a ocus on detail. This program is or the dedicated illustrator, as well as the devoted ama-teur. It culminates in a certiicate or some students and oers an ongoing program o botanical classes or others.courses, you must select 100 elective hours. The number oelective classes oered in any one year may vary. Guestinstructor workshops may be taken as electives. 
Please note:
To receive credit or any course, attendance isrequired at the irst class and at 80 percent o all classes.
Science and art lectureS
Selected lectures at Denver Botanic Gardens can qualiy orelective credits. Participation in one lecture gives one elec-tive credit hour; you can receive a maximum o 15 credithours rom these lectures. Caé Botanique by Mervi Hjelm-roos-Koski is a ree lecture series open to Botanical Art andIllustration students, Gardens members, the general public,academia and artists. There is no admission ee and pre-registration is not required. The Caé Botanique schedule isposted on the Botanical Illustration blog.
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Upon completion o all course work, you may apply or port-olio review (held each January and June) by requesting atranscript rom the Registrar and submitting it to the ProgramCoordinator when you request your review. Please note: Toreceive credit or any course, attendance is required at theirst class and at 80 percent o each course.
Th compt portfoio wi contain fiv (5) finishdbotanica pats:1. Graphit2. Coord Pnci3. Pn and Ink 4. Watr mdia5. Artist’s choic:
This can be a plate in any o the mediataught within the program or a combination o them.
Fine details and bold composition will move your colored pencil workto a new level! Colored pencil impresario Ann Swan begins withexpert instruction and demonstrations on the ne points o botanicalillustration. Veins, hairs, stamens, tendrils, thorns, water droplets andmore come into ocus as you rene techniques to portray the nedetails that can take your illustrations rom satisactory to stunning.Ann’s relaxed style and individual guidance will help you master newskills. Move on to composition and learn about traditional and con-temporary botanical styles. See how Ann interprets elements o ar-rangement to push the boundaries in her work. Bring it all together tocompose a botanical piece that will showcase all you’ve learned.
$308 member, $371 non-member.
Pencil I,Color Layering or Colored Pencil, Colored Pencil I
Mon. – Fri., March 22 - 26, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (25 hr)
Ann Swan, U.K.Ann Swan is one o the U.K.’s leading contemporary botanicalartists working in colored pencil. Her work has been shownat the Hunt Institute or Botanical Documentation and at theSmithsonian with the Shirley Sherwood Collection, which hasrecently toured the world. She has been awarded our RoyalHorticultural Society Gold Medals and has recently been ap-pointed to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Picture Committee.Her work now eatures on six new ranges o china producedby Jersey Pottery in the U.K. She is an accomplished teacher
 Ann Swan: Working In and Out of the Box!
and teaches around the world, most recently in New Zealand,Italy and Spain, and or the Royal Horticultural Society at theirlagship gardens at Wisley. Her current project is a serieso Heirloom Bulbs or the Southern Bulb Company in Texas.Ann has just completed a book about her Colored Pencil tech-niques: ‘Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils’ to be pub-lished both in the U.K. and USA in April 2010.
Succulent! Capturing Cacti in Colored Pencil
El Charco del Ingenio Botanical Garden,San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico 
The beautiul setting and astounding collection o cacti and succu-lents at El Charco de Ingenio in San Miguel de Allende are youroutdoor classroom. Learn rom a garden expert about the botanicalattributes that make succulents unique in the plant world. Draw andobserve cacti and succulents in the gardens using a variety o tech-niques to record size, orm, color and details. Back in the domedclassroom, hone your skills with lessons that target techniques toportray needles, spines and ridges, as well as the smooth fesh osucculents. Practice your color layering skills to achieve the rangeo greens and undertones oten seen in these plants. Design anddevelop your eld drawings and color studies into a complete por-trait o an individual cactus. Experiment with new techniques andmaterials, and learn rom demonstrations and individual guidanceas you create a botanical plate with international fair.
$246 member, $296 non-member (transportation, log-ging and ood not included. For more detailed inormation,contact mervihj@botanicgardens.org).
Pencil I,Color Layering or Colored Pencil, Color Pencil I
Mon. – Fri., March 8 - 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (20 hr)
Susan Rubin
 Ann Swan,
Susan Rubin,
Pediocactus knowltonii 

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