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Botany for the Artist
March 4 @ 9:15 am - March 25 @ 12:45 pm$210
With Gigi McDonald, Freelance Artist; Scott Zona, Ph.D., Botanist, co-editor, PALMS, the journal of the International Palm Society
Dates: Fridays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 9:15 AM-12:45 PM
Location: Joslin Classroom I (C106)
Fee: $210 ($189 Members)
Traditional botanical illustration was relied on to record and share the identification of plants through accurate representation. Botany for the Artist is a practical course which hopes to encourage the inquisitive artist to understand, interpret and improve their botanical knowledge by reinforcing terminology, observing and notating plant structure and practicing identification with the taxonomic keys.
The four lessons—Habitat, Flower Parts, Leaf Comparison, and Fruit Structure—will culminate with the students drawing a graphite work representing a specimen identified at the NCBG.
Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing, Botany recommended