Botanical Art Thursday
Botanical art is wonderful way to combine art, science, and nature. With its rather strict guidelines that blend scientific accuracy with aesthetic beauty, this art form conveys an intimate knowledge of the subject, through which both artist and viewer alike can appreciate the wonders of the simplest leaf to the most complex flower. Students will be guided through creating their own stylistic works of art or detailed formal scientific reference illustrations depicting a plant’s seasonal evolution, and perhaps the occasional pollinator as part of the composition. For this intermediate to advanced class, participants will be limited to 8.