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Catalog for Winter/Spring 2011 courses in the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens

Catalog for Winter/Spring 2011 courses in the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens

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Catalog for Winter/Spring 2011 courses in the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens

Catalog for Winter/Spring 2011 courses in the Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens

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WINTER/SPRING 2011
BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION
Certificate Program
Botanical Illustration is the place whereart and science unite with beautiful results.
 
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Botanical art and illustration is the well-established tradition o portraying plants or scientic purposes, recording vanishingspecies or historical recollection or rendering the beauty and inspiration we experience in the fora o the world around us.Denver Botanic Gardens’ Certiicate in Botanical Art and Illustration program is designed to oer a comprehensiveseries o classes in botanical illustration, oering participants the drawing and painting skills required to renderaccurate and useul depictions o the plant world with a ocus on detail. This program is or the dedicated illustrator,as well as the devoted amateur. It culminates in a certiicate or some students and oers an ongoing program obotanical classes or others.
 WINTER/SPRING 2011 CATALOGCERTIFICATE IN BOTANICAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION
INTRODUCTORY COURSE
Students wishing to learn more about botanical illustrationor brush up on their skills beore beginning the certiicatesequence can take Introduction to Botanical Illustration that isnot part o the certiicate requirements.
REQUIRED COURSES
The ollowing 13 courses are required i you wish to receive aCertiicate in Botanical Art and Illustration. The recommendedsequence o courses is listed below. This succession isappropriate 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, critiques,demonstrations and homework assignments. A list o suppliesor each course will be sent with 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 aredesigned to increase the student’s knowledge, ability andexperience in botanical art. In addition to the 13 requiredcourses, students must select 100 elective hours. The numbero 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 electivecredit hour; students can receive a maximum o 15 credithours rom these lectures. Caé Botanique, organized byMervi Hjelmroos-Koski, is a lecture series open to BotanicalArt and Illustration students, Gardens members, the generalpublic, academia and artists. Pre-registration is recommendedbut not required.
Portolio Review
Upon completion o all course work, you may apply or portolioreview (held each January and June) by requesting a transcriptrom the Program Manager when you request your review.
The complete portolio will contain ive (5) inishedbotanical plates:1. Graphite Pencil2. Colored Pencil3. Pen and Ink 4. Water Media5. Artist’s Choice:
This can be a plate in any o the mediataught within the program or a combination o them.
 
GUEST WORKSHOPS
Discover Scratchboard: Ink and Graphite
Discover the potential and excitemento scratchboard, where contrasts intextures and values produce dramatic,luminous eects, and where, as in noother medium, ink is correctible! Allear o using ink is gone. Use pen andblade to combine black and whitelines and dots, which are the basis oink textures. Graphite pencil renderingcan achieve subtle, delicate eects.Demonstrations and examples show how to create a vast rangeo textures portraying subjects with detail and accuracy. Choose your avorite subjects rom nature and create a composition.Sketch, transer, and render in ink or pencil on white scratchboard.Use acquired techniques to convey orm, shading, textures, andspatial placement o each element o your composition. Worktoward completing at least one ink and/or one graphite pencilThe long-lost art o women’s paintedurniture uses watercolor and inkpainted and drawn onto wooden sur-aces to create delightul images. Thischarming work done by Americanschoolgirls, 1790-1830, was parto the curriculum in New Englandrural schools and academies. Learnthe techniques to paint and ink a16”x20” cradled birch panel stainedand prepared to accept the artwork.Patterns and accompanying colored photos rom antiqueoriginals will be provided or the project. The result: a lovelypiece o Americana to keep.
Fee:
$170 member, $192
Natural Colors and Science of Art 
Discover the amazing world o natural colors! Learn where colorscome rom, how we perceive them, and what we can create romthem. Explore “color as light” in an 18th century-style science lab,“color as pigment” in a 16th century-style scriptorium, and “coloras art” in a hands-on painting activity. We’ll touch upon subjectsranging rom early human history and the rst paintings on cavewalls up to modern day applications. Use natural pigments, bindersand other materials made rom animals, vegetables and mineralsto make homemade paint. Work with a number o natural paintpigments to create a cave-style miniature painting to take home.
Fee:
$210 member, $257 non-member. All students are welcome,non-member. All students are welcome, with no prerequisites.(Pencil I and Color Mixing or Artists strongly recommended).
No reunds or registration cancellations ater December 30unless your seat can be illed.
• Fri. – Sat. Jan 21 – 22, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 
Instructor:
Betsy Krieg SalmBetsy Krieg Salm is a scholar, artisan and teacher o thelong-lost art o women’s painted urniture. She has exhibitedher own work at more than 60 prestigious shows. She alsolectures at museums and teaches woman’s painted urnitureornamentation or the Historical Society o Early AmericaDecoration, needlework guilds, colleges and art institutions.
Drawing on Tradition: Women’s Painted Furniture (1790 – 1830)
illustration.
Fee:
$210 member, $257 non-member.
Prerequisite:
 Pencil I.
No reunds or registration cancellations ater March17 unless your seat can be illed. Weekend Workshop
• Fri. – Sun., April 15 – 17, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Instructor:
Trudy NicholsonTrudy Nicholson is a reelance illustrator with many yearsexperience in medical and scientiic illustration. Her maininterest is portraying animals in their natural world with
accuracy and detail. For many years she has used the
medium o ink or pencil on scratchboard. Her work is eaturedin Scratchboard or Illustration by Ruth Lozner. Among thenumerous books that she has illustrated are Warner Shedd’sOwls Aren’t Wise and Bats Aren’t Blind and Carl Saina’sThe View rom Lazy Point. She has exhibited widely. Herenthusiasm or scratchboard is unbounded.with no prerequisites.
No reunds or registration cancellationsater January 15 unless your seat can be flled.
• Fri. – Sat., Feb. 18 – 19, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Instructor:
Rebeccah Cope, Raleigh, NCRebeccah Cope has taught “Natural Colors and the Science oArt” and “Primitive Paints o the Ancient Arts” in a variety osettings including the NC Botanical Gardens, the NC Museumo Art, NC State University and Meredith College in Raleigh.She is currently the Manager and Program Director o theHistoric Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, NC.
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