Botanical Illustration 2022 Workshops

Join us for our annual Botanical Illustration Workshop. 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. This year, workshops will take place at our gardens on Kauai and Maui. See below for details.

NTBG Members may receive a 10% discount upon request. Please email members@ntbg.org for more information on discounts.

Botanical Illustration 2022 Workshops
Botanical Illustrations Workshop on Kauai.

Kauai Workshops

Week 1 – Monday thru Friday, Jan 31 – Feb 4, 10am – 4pm
(Beginners are strongly encouraged to start on Week 1)

Week 2 – Monday thru Friday, Feb 7 -11, 10am – 4pm (FULL)

Week 3 – Monday thru Friday, Feb 14 -18, 10am – 4pm

Study the fundamentals of botanical drawing using graphite pencil, colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor. Drawing plants and flowers starts with observation. Under the supervision of Wendy Hollender and Veronica (Vern) Fannin, 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. There will be opportunities to work on large compositions and detailed paintings for those with more experience. Lessons in composition will be given to help with the development of larger compositions. We will also study historical botanical illustrations spanning four centuries of the extensive library collection as a way of understanding the tradition and techniques still in use today. The workshop will take place at NTBG Headquarters in Kalaheo, Kaui and students will visit both Allerton and McBryde Gardens.

Botanical illustrations workshop at Kahanu Garden on Maui.

Maui Workshop – Kahanu Garden

Saturday & Sunday, February 26 & 27, 2022

Study the fundamentals of botanical drawing using graphite pencil, colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor. Drawing plants and flowers starts with observation. Under the supervision of Sam McWilliams, a Draw Botanical instructor, 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 seed pods, working directly from the wide variety of tropical plants growing at NTBG. The workshop will take place at Kahanu Garden on Maui.

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