Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop on Kaua'i (Hawaii) Full Payment


Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop on Kaua'i (Hawaii) Full Payment

from 480.00

Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop

on Kaua'i (Hawaii)

at The National Tropical Botanical Garden

Instructor: Wendy Hollender

 Workshop Dates: Feb 19 - March 10th, 2017

Week 1 Classes held - Monday thru Thursday Feb 20 - Feb 23

Beginners welcome to start on the first or second week of class only! 


Week 2 Classes held - Monday thru Thursday Feb 27 - March 2


Week 3 Classes held - Monday thru Thursday March 6 - March 9


Week 1 -3 everyone welcome. Sign up for this if you are coming for 3 weeks

Week 1 - beginners welcome and experienced artists.

Week 1 - 2 -returning students that want a two week option plus beginners 

Week 2 - 3 returning students that want a two week option 

Week 2 - returning students that only want one week

Week 3 - returning students that only want one week


Housing in NTBG housing has only 7 spots, priority given to those coming for three weeks.


Workshop Description: Hours- 10am to 4pm

  • Study the fundamentals of botanical drawing using the mediums 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, 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 opportunity 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.

  •  NTBG botanists and staff will be available to help with understanding Botany and other aspects of plants.

No previous drawing experience required during the first week of class.

Instructional classes will be conducted for 4 days each week on Monday - Thursday from 10 am to 4pm on the premises at The National Tropical Botanical Garden. Fridays are for independent study. We have a large indoor/outdoor classroom for our use, with time to draw outside anywhere in the garden students wish. Students can arrive early and stay late if they want to each day.


Instructor is available in the classroom and does daily demonstrations. There will be a drawing in the garden demonstration on a specified day to get students familiar with techniques used outside when drawing.  Friday thru Sunday  students are free to visit the island, relax at the beach or continue to draw in the garden classroom without instructor supervision.

  • Workshop Fees:

  • Three week workshop: $1440 (Feb 20 - March 9th, 2017)

  • Two week workshop: $960 Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2017

  • One week workshop: $480 March 6 - Mar 9th, 2017

  • NTBG members will receive a 10% Discount by request. Email us: at:

  • Fee Includes lunch on class days. Other meals are not included with the exception of a barbeque one night usually at the opening of the workshop.

  • Accommodations are available at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in shared housing for an unbeatable price of $34 per night.  Private rooms  for $60 per night if available.For those staying in shared housing there is a kitchen for shared use.  Housing fills up fast on a first come basis. There are numerous housing options in near by Kalaheo and Poipu or other locations in the area. There are condos, hotels, motels, and Bed and Breakfasts.

  • Housing payment is calculated by $34 x the total number of nights you are staying. If you want to arrive on February 19th and check out on March 7th you can pay for these additional nights. We must know ahead of time when you will be arriving.


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Sweet, Comfortable Studio Apartment for 1 or 2 Artists

Cozy Poipu, south shore, studio apartment equipped with pull-out double sofa bed, full kitchen, bath with outdoor private shower, (shared) laundry, and parking. Also, cable TV with Amazon Prime and Netflix, and high speed wi-fi. It has a large plantation table that’s excellent for computer or drawing work. Ceiling fans and air conditioned if needed. Excellent for 1 guest. For 2 guests, you can add the double, ultra-high air bed. Very comfortable and convenient.

1 Guest: $45 per night or 2 Guests, $30 each per night.

Location: Conveniently located within walking distance of the Shops at Kukui Ula – a “whole foods” style grocery, shopping and dining. 1 block stroll to Baby Beach.

7.5 miles from NTBG, about a 15 minute drive.

3.5 miles from NTBG garden, just down the street on Lawai Road

For more information or to book for 1, 2 or 3 weeks, please email or phone Jana Blay,     808-651-7224



 Payment Schedule:

  • Make final payment now.

  • Partial refund will be given in the event you cancel by February 1st, if your spot gets filled. Amount of refund will be $400 for one week, $700 for two weeks or $1050 for three weeks.


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