2009 suMMer-FAll cAtAloG certIFIcAte In BotAnIcAl Art And IllustrAtIon

Botanical art and illustration is the well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific purposes, recording vanishing species for historical recollection or rendering the beauty and inspiration we experience in the flora of the world around us. Denver Botanic Gardens’ Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration program is designed to teach a comprehensive series of classes in botanical illustration, offering participants the drawing and painting skills required to render accurate and useful depictions of the plant world with a focus on detail. This program is for the dedicated illustrator, as well as the devoted amateur. It culminates in a certificate for some students and offers an ongoing program of botanical classes for others.

Introductory courses
Students wishing to learn more about botanical illustration or brush up on their skills before beginning the certificate sequence can take introductory courses that are not part of the certificate requirements: Introduction to Botanical Illustration, Art Materials for the Botanical Illustrator and Introduction to Drawing in Pencil.

experience in botanical art. In addition to the 13 required courses, you must select 100 elective hours. The number of elective classes offered in any one year may vary. Guest instructor workshops may be taken as electives. Please note: To receive credit for any course, attendance is required at the first class and at 80 percent of all classes.

scIence And Art lectures requIred courses
The following 13 courses are required if you wish to receive a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration. The recommended sequence of courses is listed below. This succession is appropriate for both the certificate and the non-certificate student. Classes can also be taken in the order determined by their prerequisites. Courses consist of exercises, critiques, demonstrations and homework assignments. A list of supplies for each course will be sent with your class confirmation. 1. Botanical Illustration in Pencil I 2. Botany for the Botanical Illustrator 3. Botanical Illustration in Pencil II 4. Composition for Botanical Illustration 5. Color Layering for Colored Pencil 6. Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil I 7. Perfecting Perspective 8. Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil II 9. Color Mixing for Artists 10. Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink I 11. Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink II 12. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor I 13. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor II Selected lectures at Denver Botanic Gardens can qualify for elective credits. Participation in one lecture gives one elective credit hour; you can receive a maximum of 15 credit hours from these lectures. Café Botanique by Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski is a free lecture series open to Botanical Art and Illustration students, Gardens members, the general public, academia and artists. There is no admission fee and preregistration is not required. The Café Botanique schedule is posted on the Botanical Illustration blog, or you can receive further information by joining our mailing list.

PortFolIo revIew
Upon completion of all course work, you may apply for portfolio review (held each January and June) by requesting a transcript from the Registrar and submitting it to the Program Coordinator when you request your review. Please note: To receive credit for any course, attendance is required at the first class and at 80 percent of each course. The complete portfolio will contain five (5) finished botanical plates: 1. Graphite 2. Colored Pencil 3. Pen and Ink 4. Water media 5. Artist’s choice: This can be a plate in any of the media taught within the program or a combination of them.

electIve courses
Elective courses serve a variety of purposes. They are all designed to increase the student’s knowledge, ability and

G uest WO R K S HOPS
Chinese Brush Painting with Sally Yu Leung
Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn how to paint persimmon and cabbage (important symbols in its culture) the Chinese way. Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) is a homophone of “things’ and “business”, “market” and “thoughts”. The reddish-orange color of its fruit symbolizes joy. The Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa var. glabra) is a symbol for honorable rank, purity and unsullied descent. You will also explore a number of Chinese characters that make up interesting sayings to go with the persimmon and cabbage paintings. Writing Chinese characters and painting not only gives insight into the Chinese culture but can also be a relaxing and meditative practice for people of all ages to engage in. Sally Yu Leung is an independent curator of Chinese decorative arts, collector, practicing calligrapher and also a Commissioner at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. She has been a teacher of Chinese calligraphy and brushpainting at Pixar Animation Studios for some years now. Fee: $222 member, $268 non-member. All students are welcome, with no prerequisites. No refunds for registration cancellations after August 25 unless we can fill your seat. Course #09CBI150 Fri. - Sun., Sept. 25 – 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (18 hr) Instructor: Sally Yu Leung

In t ro duc t o ry C O U R S E S
Art Materials for the Botanical Illustrator
Take the mystery out of materials. I see ten types of erasers – which one is right for the job? What is the difference between sable and synthetic? What’s vellum? This information-packed class will provide you with detailed information about all of the art materials used throughout the Botanical Illustration program. From papers to pencils to inks, pens, brushes, and paints, you’ll learn where and how to find all the right materials and how they are used. Save time and money by shopping expertly the first time. Fee: $37 member, $44 non-member. All students are welcome, with no prerequisites. Course #09CBI010-1 Sat., Sept. 12, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Renee Jorgensen Course #09CBI010-2 Fri., Oct. 23, 3 – 6 p.m. Instructor: Renee Jorgensen

Introduction to Drawing
Are you new to drawing? If you can write with a pencil, you can draw with one. Step-by-step, acquire the techniques you need to draw what you see. Simple exercises train you to observe objectively and draw accurately. A relaxed pace and straightforward instruction will open your mind to your own creative abilities. Build drawing skills to enter the Botanical Illustration program with confidence. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. All students are welcome, with no prerequisites. Note: If you have had some drawing experience, please go directly to Pencil I. Weekend Workshop Course #09CBI020-1 Fri. – Sun., Aug. 28 - 30, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Renee Jorgensen Weekend Workshop Course #09CBI020-2 Fri. – Sun., Oct. 16 - 18, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Renee Jorgensen

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Botany for the Botanical Illustrator
What is the difference between a carpel and a pistil? Where can I find the stamen? The science of the subjects you draw determines what you see! Put away your pencils for this enlightening lab class designed specifically for students of Botanical Illustration. Take a close look at plant anatomy and learn to recognize botanical details that will make your drawings more accurate and realistic. Learn plant morphology through detailed instruction and supporting visuals. All of your botanical art will improve when you understand the subjects. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. All students are welcome, with no prerequisites. Course #09CBI110-1 Mon. – Fri., July 27 - 31, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski Course #09CBI110-2 Tue., Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 6 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski Course #09CBI100-1 Mon. – Fri., July 27 - 31, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Karla Beatty Course #09CBI100-2 Mon., Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Connie Sayas Weekend Workshop Course #09CBI100-3 Fri. – Sun., Nov. 20 – 22, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Karla Beatty

Botanical Illustration in Pencil II
Simple and classic, pencil drawing is a timeless art form. Expand on the drawing skills you learned in Pencil I as you reinforce and refine your knowledge of graphite pencil. Learn additional techniques for shading, texture, perspective, depth, composition and style. A good drawing is the basis of botanical illustration in any medium. Group instruction and individual attention are tailored to help you complete a finished botanical plate in this subtle and striking medium. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisite: Pencil I Course #09CBI200-1 Mon., Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Susan Rubin Course #09CBI200-2 Wed., Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 6 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Karla Beatty

Composition for Botanical Illustration
The arrangement of lines, shapes and color in artwork is an art form in itself. The difference between a pleasant picture and amazing artwork is often found in composition. Using a visual presentation, this course begins with a study of recognized masters and contemporary illustrators. Learn to how build botanical composition by using compositional elements and principles. Exercises in creating your own sample compositions gives insight and expertise to enhance all of your future illustrations. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. All students are welcome, with no prerequisites. Course #09CBI120 Wed., Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 6 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

Botanical Illustration in Pencil I
Learn to draw! Begin with a brief history and an overview of the specific elements of botanical illustration. Learn the skills of careful observation and realistic drawing in graphite pencil, including line drawing, shading and perspective. Step-bystep, added techniques help you portray perspective, texture and detail. This is the entry course for every program student and the prerequisite for all courses to follow. You’ll emerge from this class with the tools you need to draw anything. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. All students are welcome, with no prerequisites. Note: If you have no previous drawing experience, consider starting with Introduction to Drawing.

eleanor van Bargen, 2008 BI Graduate Milkweed, Graphite

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Perfecting Perspective
Do you shy away from the complicated plants? Even experienced illustrators sometimes struggle with foreshortening and simplify their subjects to eliminate the difficult elements. Learn to see the correct shape of an ellipse and find the angle of the element pointing to you, to create the illusion of 3-D depth on a 2-D surface. You’ll work with botanical subjects that demonstrate each aspect of perspective and learn techniques for seeing and depicting perspective accurately. Complete a final piece that shows your new understanding of perspective principles. The class will work entirely in graphite pencil, as the principles apply to all art media. Gain confidence in your drafting skills and improve all of your drawings from this class forward. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisite: Pencil I Course #09CBI240-1 Tue, Sept. 9. 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt Weekend Workshop Course #09CBI240-2 Fri. – Sun., Nov. 13 – 15, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt texture and atmospheric perspective. Pen techniques take on new meaning as you flesh out a final inked illustration from a plant of your choice. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Pen and Ink I Course #09CBI310 Thurs., Oct. 22, 29, Nov., 5, 12, 19, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Libby Kyer

Color Layering for Colored Pencil
Colored pencil presents a special challenge--mixing color directly on your drawing! Learn to use a simple color mixing method, adapted to the application of colored pencils. Two-, three- and four-color mixing will get you to the gorgeous greens and luscious lilacs you’ve been missing. Learn to gauge shadow colors for vibrant results. Match a variety of plant material as you create your own, extensive color workbook to speed color selection and application for all future colored pencil drawings. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisite: Pencil I Weekend Course Course #09CBI250 Fri. – Sun., Oct. 9 – 11, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Susan Rubin

Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink I
Pen and Ink is at the heart of botanical illustration. Expand your drawing repertoire as you learn techniques to create line, form and texture in black and white. ‘Expressive line’ and ‘stipple’ become part of your artistic vocabulary as you practice this traditional illustration medium with modern and versatile technical pens. Step-by-step instruction, demonstration and practice will give you the foundation you need to draw any botanical subject accurately and skillfully. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisite: Pencil I Course #09CBI210-1 Tue., Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Libby Kyer

Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink II
Take your pen and ink skills to a new level of sophistication. Explore the garden’s limitless world of color, textures and complex botany, and incorporate this information into your black and white illustrations. Working with both technical pen and quill, learn advanced techniques to make strokes mimic the fuzz on a fern, the down of a milkweed pod, the mottled colors of a variegated begonia. Learn how to layer and manipulate lines and stipples to develop a full range of value,

cynthia rothbard, 2008 BI Graduate Aquilegia coerulea, colored Pencil

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Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil I Color Mixing for Artists
The first step to watercolor painting is mixing colors. Learn a system for combining colors consistently so you can eliminate frustrating trial and error. Lots of exercises, demonstrations and discussion will show you how to achieve the broadest possible spectrum. Learn about paint properties and important information about choosing pigments. Practice mixing colors to match a variety of plant material. You’ll gain confidence and skills to improve all of your color work. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. All students are welcome, with no prerequisites. Course #09CBI103-1 Mon., Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 6 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Constance Sayas Course #09CBI103-2 Mon., Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Constance Sayas

M. Hjelmroos-Koski, Instructor Hibiscus–seedpod, colored Pencil

Explore this modern medium! You’ve learned to layer colored pencil, now learn techniques to draw effectively in this medium. Apply your drawing skills and learn new methods specific to colored pencils. Techniques include layering, building and burnishing in color. This versatile, portable medium is perfect for sketching on location as well as producing studio pieces. Learn through instruction, demonstration and practice on small studies of botanical subjects. You’ll be ready to produce a finished plate in Colored Pencil II. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisites: Pencil I and Color Layering for Colored Pencil Course #09CBI220-1 Wed., Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Libby Kyer Course #09CBI220-2 Tue., Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 6 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Susan Rubin

Botanical Illustration in Watercolor I
Become part of the watercolor botanical tradition. Combine drawing skills and your knowledge of color mixing as you discover the delight of putting brush to paper and learn the specific techniques of transparent watercolor. Instruction, demonstration and practical exercises will guide you through a variety of watercolor techniques: flat and graded washes, highlights and dry brush detail. Learn to build washes for depth of tone and shading, and how to create soft and hard edges. With these foundational skills you’ll be ready to create a finished plate in Watercolor II. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I and Color Mixing for Artists Course #09CBI230-1 Thurs., Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Constance Sayas

Botanical Illustration in Colored Pencil II
Take your colored pencil skills to the next level. Walk through the Six Step process to create a preparatory layered drawing. Learn about grisaille and techniques to create texture, detail and depth to enhance your subject. Experiment with different surfaces, blending and shading. Sample special effects you can achieve with colored pencil on Mylar, colored and dark grounds. Group instruction and individual attention help you to become proficient in this versatile medium. Pull all of your colored pencil skills together to create a finished botanical plate. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Layering for Colored Pencil and Colored Pencil I Course #09CBI320 Tue., Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Susan Rubin

Peggy turchette, 2008 BI Graduate DogRose,watercolor

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Botanical Illustration in Watercolor II
Watercolor basics got you started—now develop your confidence and personal style. The emphasis here is on bringing it all together. Learn and refine additional techniques through instruction, demonstration and practice with special attention given to layering, shading and building form. Discover brush techniques and colors that enhance perspective and depth. Folcynthia rothbard, 2008 BI Graduate Winter Treasures, watercolor low painting steps through completion, from broad washes to final detail. Learn how to fix mistakes and understand why watercolor is a forgiving medium. You’ll work toward completing a finished plate from a live specimen in this most traditional of botanical media. Fee: $145 member, $176 non-member. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Mixing for Artists and Watercolor I. Course #09CBI330 Tue., Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Karla Beatty

Prepare for the Portfolio Review
Ready, set, graduate! Gain insight and ideas for your portfolio while there’s plenty of time to work toward your best presentation. From selecting your portfolio pieces to expert advice on how to enhance each one to its full potential, the entire Botanical Illustration staff offers support in every way. One or two instructors each week will address their areas of expertise, including susan rubin, Instructor Thermopsis montana, Mixed Media Graphite,Pen and Ink, Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Botany, and Lettering, answering all of your specific questions. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Open for students applying for the portfolio review in 2010 – all required courses need to be completed or in progress. Course #09CBI600-1 Wed., Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Karla Beatty, Libby Kyer, Susan Rubin, Constance Sayas, Marjorie Leggitt /Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski each have a 3-hour session. Course #09CBI600-2 Thur., Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 6 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Renee Jorgensen / Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski, Susan Rubin, Marjorie Leggitt, Connie Sayas/Karla Beatty, Libby Kyer each have a 3-hour session.

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Botanical Models Workshop
It is February and a live penstemon is not a prospect. Simple and effective, botanical models can bridge the gap between photographs and reality when a living subject is not available. Photographs provide necessary information, but can seriously impact the three-dimensionality of the final image. Learn to make 3-D models to correctly gauge shadows and form when you can’t see the plant. It’s fun to do, and very helpful to your finished art. Working in wire, paper and clay, learn to make models in just one day! Fee: $61 member, $73 nonmember. All students are welcome, no prerequisites required. Course #09CBI160 Thurs., Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Instructor: Libby Kyer

The Business of Art
What’s next? Start with an assessment of your potential, personal direction and goals as an artist. Learn the skills and create the materials you’ll need to market yourself as a professional. Work step-by-step to organize and build a portfolio from the artwork you have and design an effective business card to present yourself professionally. Train your “left-brain” business manager to work with your “right-brain” artist as you gain information about contracts, paperwork, legal issues for artists and archiving your artwork. Visits to a paper store and a printer provide vital information for launching a professional future. You’ll develop the know-how to start out in the art world. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. All students are welcome, with no prerequisites. Course #09CBI450 Fri. – Sun., Oct. 2 – 4, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

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Microscopy
Magnificent Molds: Microfungi and the Microscope
Though mold is not immediately associated with beauty, under the microscope, these remarkable fungi transform into abstract masterpieces of form, color and texture. Learn to appreciate the benefits of mold as nature’s waste-management system. Ninety percent of plants have mycorhizzal (fungi) relationships that keep the environment in balance. Use the medium of your choice to create your own botanical plate depicting beautiful, magical mold at its finest! Class limited to 10 seats. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I and introductory class of the color medium of your choice is strongly recommended. Course #09CBI101 Wed., Aug. 12, 19, 26, 5:30 – 9 p.m. Sept. 2, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Instructor: Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski

Mushrooms with Pen and Ink
Delicate and detailed, mushrooms lend themselves perfectly to pen and ink. First, learn all about the intricacies and anatomy of the mushroom and its life cycle from Colorado’s expert mycologist, Vera Evanson. Next, explore compositional possibilities incorporating both wild and farm-raised mushrooms in various stages of growth. Learn pen and ink techniques to portray fungi texture and form of caps, cups, gills and stipes. Work towards a complete botanical portrait of these most appealing subjects in their natural habitats. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Pen and Ink I

Marjorie leggitt, Instructor Mushrooms, Pen and Ink

Seeds and their Pods - Art and the Microscope
Up close and personal, discover the wonder and diversity of seeds: tiny packages of life, gift-wrapped exemplars of beauty and function. Examine the way that seeds are arranged in their pods. Focus on composition and precision as you study the characteristic form and unique surface features for your species before documenting and drawing every detail. Consider the possibilities for a compositional masterwork in your choice of medium. Your finished piece could be the new cover for Index Seminum. Class limited to 10 seats. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisites: Pencil I and introductory class of the color medium of your choice is strongly recommended. Course #09CBI102 Sat., Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski

Course #09CBI211 Tues., Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. – noon Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

Story Book Illumination
Snow White and Rose Red, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Princess and the Pea – many classic tales have botanical content. Here’s your chance to illuminate a story of your choice and feature a botanical subject. Research and illustrate the life cycle of the plant you select, its country of origin, and other details from the tale that will help you to tell a story through illuminated elements. Use the techniques renee Jorgensen, Instructor of decorating an ornamental Story Book, Mixed Media letterform to create a complete plate that tells a story. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Illumination I (recommended but not necessary) Course #09CBI103 Mon., Oct 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 6 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Renee Jorgensen

Karen eberhardt, BI Graduate Kniphofia seed, Graphite eleanor van Bargen, 2008 BI Graduate Yucca pod, colored Pencil

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The Illustrated Recipe
Apple Pie? Borscht? Herbed muffins? Choose a favorite recipe and create an illustration as the perfect companion. See how other artists have illustrated recipes in cookbooks, old and new. Composition is key as you arrange fruits, vegetables, herbs and cooking tools to enhance the text. A demonstration will show you how an artist might use a computer to approach layout for a project of this kind, though you will do your work with traditional artist materials. Working in the color medium of your choice, create a piece that would be a delicious holiday gift or card. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, entry-level color media of choice. Course #09CBI351 Mon., Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

Colored Pencil
Colored Pencil III: Five Plates in Five Weeks
Take your colored pencil skills to the next level. Learn professional methods to create artwork with speed and accuracy. Tips and techniques will allow you to streamline your work and produce beautiful pieces in less time without sacrificing detail, definition or nuance. You’ll produce a finished plate every week. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Layering for Colored Pencil, Colored Pencil I, Colored Pencil II

Karla Beatty, Instructor GauraLindheimer, colored Pencil

Course #09CBI510 Wed., Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Libby Kyer

Summer Fruit
Peaches, berries, melons and mangoes; summer fruits are ripe and ready to eat—and draw! See how other artists have portrayed fruit subjects in the past. Choose your subjects and create a composition that honors the tradition of botanical art or moves it into a whole new realm. Focus first on form, using effective values to give your subjects weight and depth. Carefully observe the remarkable colors and textures of fruits, both familiar and exotic. Learn new tricks and techniques to show saturated color and detailed surface textures. Finish with a botanical plate of fabulous fruits. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Layering for Colored Pencil, Colored Pencil I Course #09CBI321 Mon., Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Susan Rubin

Mary clark, 2008 BI Graduate Cacoa Tree, colored Pencil

Peggy turchette, 2008 BI Graduate Pears, watercolor

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Drawing on Tradition: Maria Sibylla Merian Meets Mixed Media
In the late 17th Century, Maria Sibylla Merian challenged the rules of Dutch society when she first divorced her husband and later took her daughter and travelled to Surinam to study and paint the local flora, insects and butterflies. Though often remembered for her depictions of insects, she produced exquisite paintings, bold in composition and rich in color. Learn about Merian’s amazing story and study examples of her work. Practice and apply special colored pencil and mixed-media techniques to help you capture her style in your own strong composition and graphic portrait of a big, beautiful bloom. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color layering for Colored Pencil and Colored Pencil I, any Level II class Course #09CBI451 Mon., Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 9 a.m. - noon Instructor: Susan Rubin

Trees and Texture
Trees are often a second thought as botanical subjects, but they hold a wealth of beautiful shape, form and texture in their structures. Journey into the surfaces of trees to discover their amazing botany and textural variances. Learn to find leaf scars, budding and branching elements, and other critical botanical markers. Then, delve into techniques for amazing textures - smooth, shiny new barks, convoluted, rippled old barks - all are a challenge and a treasure to illustrate. Design a plate to show the variety of textures you’ve found in the trees. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Layering for Colored Pencil and Colored Pencil I Course #09CBI322 Fri., Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Libby Kyer

Water Media
Dazzling Dahlias & Sizzling Zinnias
HOW many petals? Summer’s bright and beautiful blooms are the subjects here. Learn to portray these bewildering beauties in your choice of graphite or color. Learn to draft in proper perspective, select a live specimen and work step-by-step from line studies through value mapping and on to color analysis and a complete botanical plate. Demonstration and individual help will guide you toward a finished work that will help you remember summer all year long. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Perfecting Perspective and entry-level color media of choice Course #09CBI350 Tue., Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

Leaves in Colored Pencil
Focus on foliage! Leaves often take second billing to blooms, but here they are the stars. Learn and practice techniques and tricks for rendering margins, surface texture, venation and color. Working in graphite and colored pencil, you’ll complete drawings of fresh and dried leaves, as well as leaves in the context of the entire plant. Tackle the tough ones, including variegated, highly textured and translucent leaves. Your new understanding of leaf form and structure will improve all your illustrations. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Layering for Colored Pencil and Colored Pencil I Course #09CBI324 Thurs., Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Susan Rubin

eleanore von Bargen, 2008 BI Graduate Quercus gambellii, colored Pencil

Marjorie leggitt, Instructor Persiancarpet & Zinnia, Acrylics

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Watercolor Pencils I
It’s dry; it’s wet; it’s mixed media in a single pencil! Discover the versatility of watercolor pencils. Start with color studies to explore the qualities of watercolor pencils as they translate into watercolor. Experiment with graphite pencil and ink as embellishments as you develop and work on sketches from your journal. Then put your new skills to use to create a finished botanical plate in this fresh and fluid medium. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Layering for Colored Pencil Course #09CBI340 Wed., Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Renee Jorgensen landscapes in watercolor, and create a painting that may be showcased in an upcoming exhibit, “The Gardens’ Landmarks in Context”. Fee: $185 member, $223 non-member. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Perfecting Perspective, Color Mixing for Artists, Watercolor I Course #09CBI331 Thurs., Aug. 13, 20, 27, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Karla Beatty

Vegetable Garden: A Watercolor Harvest
The end of summer provides a bounty of vegetable subjects for painting in watercolor. Work from the vegetable garden selecting from a wide variety of subjects. First, examine the plants that produce the vegetables. Explore libby Kyer, Instructor composition to show the BuffaloGourd, colored Pencil veg-etable subjects in the context of the plant, combining vegetables with their stems and leaves. Learn to select the appropriate watercolor techniques best suited for each vegetable subject. Demonstration and individual guidance will help you produce a finished botanical plate that’s good enough to eat. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Mixing for Artists and Watercolor I Course #09CBI338 Thurs., Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Constance Sayas

Sunflowers in Watercolor
Girasole, Tournesol, Girasol, Solros. In any language, the sunflower is an iconic image in botanical art. Break away from tiny, delicate plants and experiment with composition of the big and bold. Study the masters to see how other artists have constance sayas, Instructor portrayed the subject. Examine the strucSunflowers, watercolor ture to understand sunflower anatomy. Learn the skills to accurately depict ellipses in perspective and diagram seed patterns in the Fibonacci sequence. Practice mixing challenging yellow hues. From wet-on-wet for the large surfaces to dry brush detail down to the tiny fuzz on the sepals, you’ll explore a variety of watercolor techniques. Create a finished plate that shows your bold side, and shows off a set of new skills. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Mixing for Artists and Watercolor I Course #09CBI336 Fri., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Constance Sayas

Landmarks and Landscapes at Denver Botanic Gardens
Expand your view beyond the single plant subject. The Gardens boasts examples of famous landscape architects and garden designers such as Saco De Boer, Victor Hornbein and Garrett Eckbo. Learn about their designs as well as basic essentials of drawing and painting landscapes. Combine classroom instruction with practice out in the gardens. Explore both linear and atmospheric perspective as you focus on structures and the plants surrounding them. Learn techniques to portray architecture and

Annie reiser, 2008 BI Graduate Rhubarb, colored Pencil

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Jurassic Flora
Your journey to the Jurassic starts here: Cycad, Gingko, Metasequoia. Ferns predate most other plant species on earth and the Conservatory is home to specimens of the varieties that continue to thrive today. Illustrated for over 1500 years, their delicate structures and textures are fascinating to study and a pleasure to paint. Learn about ancient flora from a Gardens expert and study the morphology of these remarkable species, focusing on the Jurassic period and early development of plant species. Your finished plate will document the past and present of our flora. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Mixing for Artists, Watercolor I Course #09CBI337 Tue., Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Karla Beatty

Autumn’s Native Plants
Some of the most interesting and different paintings and illustrations portray the world of subtle colors and textures found in residual floral structures discovered in the late season. Summer’s brightest blooms have passed, and our focus turns to dried leaves, winter twigs, brittle seed heads and a palette of beautiful browns, golds and blues. These subjects stay still as you work for weeks but present specific challenges. This class concentrates on composition, drawing and perspective skills and close observation of color, pattern and texture as students develop a Fall-themed color piece that’s perfect for a winter exhibition. Fee: $185 member, $223 nonmember. Prerequisites: Pencil I, Color Mixing for Artists and Watercolor I or Transparent Acrylics Course #09CBI352 Tue., Oct 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 1 – 4 p.m. Instructor: Marjorie Leggitt

reG IstrAtI o n I NF O R MATI O N
FIVe eASY WAYS To ReGISTeR
1. By Telephone: 720-865-3580 2. By Fax: 720-865-3685 (24 HOURS) 3. In Person: Visit the Education Office at the Gardens, 1005 York Street 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday 4. By Mail: Attention: Registration Coordinator, 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206 5. online: www.botanicgardens.org

After Course has Commenced:
As all requirements have been prepared in expectation of your attendance, no refunds are possible. Instructors have no authority to grant or promise refunds. In the event of family emergency or because of inclement weather circumstances, the student can later complete the course by taking the missed classes from the same instructor and notifying the instructor 2 weeks before the course starts. If 60-80 percent of the course is missed because of the family emergency or the inclement weather circumstances, the course can be re-taken from any instructor in that media if space is available. These policies apply to all registrations in the Botanical Art and Illustration Program. Selected courses have additional cancellation and refund requirements printed with the course description. Denver Botanic Gardens regrets that it cannot make exceptions.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:
Refund requests must be received 3 business days before the start of the program. Please note that some programs may have earlier deadlines: these will be listed in the course description. The registration fee will be refunded, but with a 10 percent processing fee (up to $10). A refund is issued in the form of a credit on file to be used towards a future class, a check or a credit to the credit card used to register. Less than 3 business days before the program starts, registration fees are not transferrable or refundable. There will be no refund for no-shows.

Certificate Credit Requirements for Individual Courses:
Attendance is required at the first class for all courses. In order to receive credit, 80 percent of a course must be attended (at least 12 hours of a 15-hour course).

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