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Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program, Winter/Spring 2012 catalog

Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program, Winter/Spring 2012 catalog

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Classes offered in the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program during January - July 2012
Classes offered in the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program during January - July 2012

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Certificate Program
Botanical Illustration is the place whereart and science unite with beautiful results.
Botanical art and illustration is the well-established tradition o portraying plants or scientic purposes, recording vanishingspecies or historical record or rendering the beauty and inspiration we experience in the fora o the world around us.Denver Botanic Gardens’ Certicate in Botanical Art and Illustration program is designed to oer a comprehensive series oclasses in botanical illustration, providing 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 amateur.It culminates in a certicate or some students and oers an ongoing program o botanical classes or others.
Students wishing to learn more about botanical illustrationor to brush up on their skills beore beginning the certiicatesequence can take
Introduction to Botanical Illustration
, whichis not part o the certiicate requirements.
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 should be taken in the order determined by 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 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% o all classes.
Selected lectures at Denver Botanic Gardens can qualiy orelective credits. Attendance at one lecture gives one electivecredit hour; students can receive a maximum o 15 credit hoursrom these lectures.
Caé Botanique
is a lecture series opento Botanical Art and Illustration students, Gardens members,the general public, academia and artists. Pre-registration isrecommended but not required.
Portolio Review
Upon completion o all course work, students may apply orportolio review (held twice a year) by requesting a transcriptrom the program manager and submitting an application or thereview. Application ee: $25
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.
Observing live birds allows youto apply the skills honed on theprevious days or prepares you oran upcoming course. Study rst-hand the physical characteristics,gestures, changing shape andposture o a living bird.
The Birds o Prey Foundation
isa nonproit organization witha mission to rehabilitate andrelease injured and orphanedraptors back into the wild.This oundation in Broomieldis the largest raptor center inColorado, admitting over 500injured and orphaned raptorsrom all over the state each year. Transportation rom DenverBotanic Gardens is arranged.
$70 member, $85 non-
The Nature of Drawing Birds I with Linda M. Feltner
Your investigation into birdanatomy begins with physicalcharacteristics such as beaks, eet,wings, eather tracts, body shapes,as well as behavior. We willcompare adaptations or indingood and habitat specialization.Museum mounts and specimenswith expert guidance will assistwith techniques and “bird details.”The inal product: a sophisticatedbird study in graphite when youleave the class.
$210 member, $257 non-member.
Pencil I, Pencil II recommended.
No reunds or registration cancellations ater January 16 unless your seat can be flled.
• Mon. – Wed., Feb. 6 – 8, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Linda Feltner, Hereford, AZ
The Nature of Drawing Birds II with Linda M. Feltner
Learn the common approaches to illustrate birds anddiscover the challenging proportions and perspective o birdillustration. Enjoy group instruction and individual attentionrom a specialist. With guidance, museum mounts andbird specimens provide tools tocomplete an elegant bird portrait.
$210 member, $257 non-member.
Pencil I,Pencil II recommended, ColorMixing or Artists, Watercolor I orWater Color Pencil I.
No reunds or registration can-cellations ater January 19 unless your seat can be illed.
• Fri. – Sun., Feb. 10 – 12, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Linda Feltner, Hereford, AZ
Linda M. Feltner
specializes in both the aesthetics and scienceo natural history. Not only does her work represent the strictstandards o accuracy or natural history, but through her inearts background, she combines the creativity o artistic designwith the realism o nature into what has become her trademark.
Her career has developed through interpretive media, book
and magazine illustrations, solo exhibitions and classroomteaching. She has over 38 years o experience in paintingand drawing. She has been an instructor or the ScientiicIllustration Program with the University o Washington, theNorth Cascade Institute and currently teaches at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute.
Field Trip to Birds of Prey Foundation, Broomfield, Colorado
member. Recommended or all
The Nature of Drawing Birds
 participants; limited to 12 participants each visit.
No reunds or registration cancellations ater January 19unless your seat can be illed.1.
Thurs., Feb. 9, 9 a.m. – noon.
 Geared or students rom the Bird Workshop I
Thurs., Feb. 9, 1 – 4 p.m.
Geared or students rom the Bird Workshop II
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