Botanical Intensive Hawaii workshop 2013 DEPOSIT
Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop
on Kaua'i (Hawaii)
at The National Tropical Botanical Garden
Instructor: Wendy Hollender
Workshop Dates: February 10 – February 24, 2013
Workshop Description: Study the fundamentals of botanical drawing using the media of graphite pencil, colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor. Drawing plants and flowers starts with observation. Under the supervision of Wendy Hollender, Illustrator, Author, and Instructor from The New York Botanical Garden, students will learn about plant structures and their importance through dissection and comparison. Students will create detailed botanical drawings and sketchbook pages of flowering plants, fruits and seedpods, working directly from the wide variety of tropical plants growing at NTBG. We will also study botanical illustrations spanning four centuries of the extensive library collection as a way of understanding the tradition and techniques still in use today. Dr. David Burney and other NTBG botanists will be available to help with understanding Botany and other aspects of plant ecology. No previous drawing experience required. Instructional classes will be conducted for eight days on the premises at the National Tropical Botanical Garden with two additional days allotted for field trips on the island. There will be a free weekend whereby students can visit the island, relax at the beach or continue to draw in the garden classroom .
Workshop Fees: full workshop: $860 includes lunch on class days.
Accommodations are available at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in shared housing for $30 night per person or in near by Poi Pu or other locations in the area. Other meals are not included . For those staying in shared housing there is a kitchen for shared use.
If you are interested in housing please e-mail Wendy