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


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

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Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop

on Kaua'i (Hawaii)

at The National Tropical Botanical Garden

Instructor: Wendy Hollender

 Workshop Dates: March 6- March 25, 2016

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.

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. 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. Detailed schedule is not set yet, but most likely free days will be Friday and Sunday when students are freeto visit the island, relax at the beach or continue to draw in the garden classroom .

  • Workshop Fees:

  • Three week workshop: $1440 (March 6 -25, 2016)

  • Two week workshop: $960 March 6 - March 18

  • 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 March 4 and check out on March 26 you can pay for these additional nights. We must know ahead of time when you will be arriving.


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 Payment Schedule:

  • Make final payment now.

  •  A partial deposit refund of $150 will be given if you cancel before December 15. No deposit refund after December 15.
  •  Final payment partial refund will be given in the event you cancel by February 8th, if your spot gets filled. Amount of refund will be $700 for two weeks or $1050 for three weeks.


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