Oct
24
to Oct 26

Drawing the Fall Bounty Workshop - Woodstock, NY

Classes are held at:
Woodstock School of Art
2470 Route 212 Woodstock NY 12498
845-679-2388

Learn more and register for this workshop here.

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors is a great way to learn about drawing and color to make beautiful realistic color in drawings. Traditionally a technique that was done in watercolor, Wendy Hollender has developed a method of teaching using a combination of colored pencil and watercolor pencils. Colored pencil isn’t just a medium to use, it is also a learning tool. It allows you to teach drawing skills and teach about color at the same time. Understanding form and structure is crucial to this technique.

Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations and it is especially useful for work in the field.

Botanical Drawing starts with an understanding of using a single light source toning technique. Students will become familiar with this basic technique and practice on simple forms. Once an understanding of using this light source combined with toning form in a gradual consistent rendering, color layering will be introduced.

Drawing at actual scale, students will be introduced to basic perspective and measuring to create precise drawings of flowers. Color matching and blending will show students how to create natures subtle color variations. These techniques are relaxing and meditative and give students an opportunity to be intimate with nature and see close up the beauty, complexity and repetition of nature’s structures and patterns. Students will draw spring flowers,  combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils. All levels from beginner to advanced is fine as everyone works at their own level with plenty of guidance from Wendy.

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Jun
9
to Jun 11

Classes and Workshops at the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference - Almond, WI

Classes are held at:
Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference
Camp Helen Brachman
9341 Asbury Dr, Almond, WI 54909

Learn more and register for this conference here.

3-Day Immersion: Plant Exploration Through Botanical Drawing
In this workshop we will learn basic practices used by botanical illustrators to create realistic descriptive drawings of plants in all stages of growth. These techniques first produce a descriptive structural drawing of a plant, then add color with colored pencil or watercolor pencil. We will draw plants in a few important plant families, focusing on understanding the similarities within a plant family. Botanists often describe plant families with drawings rather than with paragraphs of detailed scientific language.  For visual people, getting to know plant families with drawings is fun and empowering.

Main Conference Workshop: Using a Grisaille Technique to Create Three-Dimensional Form
Learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth with colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations. It is especially useful for work in the field and we will practice on simple forms such as fruits or seed pods. These techniques are outlined in the instructor’s book, “Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color.”

Main Conference Workshop: Exploring Flowers: Drawing a Study Page
Working with real flowers, we will learn how to take apart a flower to understand its structure. Then, using basic techniques of perspective in botanical drawing, participants will draw a flower with an understanding of structure and 3-D quality of flowers. Participants will also draw reproductive parts of the flower, possibly add leaves and stems, and add basic color with colored pencils.

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May
20
to May 22

Drawing Spring Flowers Workshop - Woodstock, NY

Classes are held at:
Woodstock School of Art
2470 Route 212 Woodstock NY 12498
845-679-2388

Learn more and register for this workshop here.

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors is a great way to learn about drawing and color to make beautiful realistic color in drawings. Traditionally a technique that was done in watercolor, Wendy Hollender has developed a method of teaching using a combination of colored pencil and watercolor pencils. Colored pencil isn’t just a medium to use, it is also a learning tool. It allows you to teach drawing skills and teach about color at the same time. Understanding form and structure is crucial to this technique.

Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations and it is especially useful for work in the field.

Botanical Drawing starts with an understanding of using a single light source toning technique. Students will become familiar with this basic technique and practice on simple forms. Once an understanding of using this light source combined with toning form in a gradual consistent rendering, color layering will be introduced.

Drawing at actual scale, students will be introduced to basic perspective and measuring to create precise drawings of flowers. Color matching and blending will show students how to create natures subtle color variations. These techniques are relaxing and meditative and give students an opportunity to be intimate with nature and see close up the beauty, complexity and repetition of nature’s structures and patterns. Students will draw spring flowers,  combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils. All levels from beginner to advanced is fine as everyone works at their own level with plenty of guidance from Wendy.

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Feb
27
to Mar 2

Botanical Drawing Workshp at NTBG - Kauai, HI - WEEK 2

Classes are held at:
National Tropical Botanical Garden
3530 Papalina Road Kalaheo, HI 96741 USA*
Tel. (808) 332-7324 ext.253   Cell (808) 346-1719

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

Feb 27 – March 2, Monday – Thursday: class held daily from 10 – 4pm

March 3 – 5, Friday – Sunday: Free days but students can work in the garden classroom and tour NTBG Gardens if they like.

 

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Feb
19
to Feb 23

Botanical Drawing Workshop at NTBG - Kauai, HI - WEEK 1

Classes are held at:
National Tropical Botanical Garden
3530 Papalina Road Kalaheo, HI 96741 USA*
Tel. (808) 332-7324 ext.253   Cell (808) 346-1719

WEEK 1 SCHEDULE (details to follow)

Feb 19, Sunday 3-4pm: Optional meet and greet at the garden classroom. Drop off and pick up your supplies, pick a work table, meet everyone, see the garden education facility. Possible all go for dinner locally.

Feb 20 – Feb 23, Monday – Thursday: class held daily from 10 – 4pm

Feb 24 – 26, Friday – Sunday: Free days, but students can work in the garden classroom and tour NTBG Gardens if they like.

Suggestions for places to visit:
Limahuli garden, Wiamea Canyon, Kilahea Lighthouse, Makauwahi Cave
and Beaches of course!
 
Evening Activities
Feb 22, Wednesday 4 – 6pm: Farmers Market at Kukuiula Shopping Center – Poipu
Feb 23, Thursday 6pm: Sunset Barbeque at Will and Wendy's house

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Oct
20
9:00am 9:00am

Drawing the Fall Bounty Workshop at Woodstock School of Art

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors is a great way to learn about drawing and color to make beautiful realistic color in drawings. Traditionally a technique that was done in watercolor, Wendy Hollender has developed a method of teaching using a combination of colored pencil and watercolor pencils. Colored pencil isn’t just a medium to use, it is also a learning tool. It allows you to teach drawing skills and teach about color at the same time. Understanding form and structure is crucial to this technique.

Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations and it is especially useful for work in the field.
Botanical Drawing starts with an understanding of using a single light source toning technique. Students will become familiar with this basic technique and practice on simple forms. Once an understanding of using this light source combined with toning form in a gradual consistent rendering, color layering will be introduced.

Drawing at actual scale, students will be introduced to basic perspective and measuring to create precise drawings. Color matching and blending will show students how to create natures subtle color variations. These techniques are relaxing and meditative and give students an opportunity to be intimate with nature and see close up the beauty, complexity and repetition of nature’s structures and patterns. Students will progress to more complex forms such as flowers, fall leaves and pine cones, combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils. All levels from beginner to advanced is fine as everyone works at their own level with plenty of guidance from Wendy.

In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art  does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.

$315
October 18-20, 2016, Tuesday-Thursday, 9 AM-4 PM

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Oct
19
9:00am 9:00am

Drawing the Fall Bounty Workshop at Woodstock School of Art

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors is a great way to learn about drawing and color to make beautiful realistic color in drawings. Traditionally a technique that was done in watercolor, Wendy Hollender has developed a method of teaching using a combination of colored pencil and watercolor pencils. Colored pencil isn’t just a medium to use, it is also a learning tool. It allows you to teach drawing skills and teach about color at the same time. Understanding form and structure is crucial to this technique.

Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations and it is especially useful for work in the field.
Botanical Drawing starts with an understanding of using a single light source toning technique. Students will become familiar with this basic technique and practice on simple forms. Once an understanding of using this light source combined with toning form in a gradual consistent rendering, color layering will be introduced.

Drawing at actual scale, students will be introduced to basic perspective and measuring to create precise drawings. Color matching and blending will show students how to create natures subtle color variations. These techniques are relaxing and meditative and give students an opportunity to be intimate with nature and see close up the beauty, complexity and repetition of nature’s structures and patterns. Students will progress to more complex forms such as flowers, fall leaves and pine cones, combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils. All levels from beginner to advanced is fine as everyone works at their own level with plenty of guidance from Wendy.

In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art  does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.

$315
October 18-20, 2016, Tuesday-Thursday, 9 AM-4 PM

SUPPLY LIST

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Oct
18
9:00am 9:00am

Drawing the Fall Bounty Workshop at Woodstock School of Art

Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant species. Studying nature’s forms and colors is a great way to learn about drawing and color to make beautiful realistic color in drawings. Traditionally a technique that was done in watercolor, Wendy Hollender has developed a method of teaching using a combination of colored pencil and watercolor pencils. Colored pencil isn’t just a medium to use, it is also a learning tool. It allows you to teach drawing skills and teach about color at the same time. Understanding form and structure is crucial to this technique.

Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations and it is especially useful for work in the field.
Botanical Drawing starts with an understanding of using a single light source toning technique. Students will become familiar with this basic technique and practice on simple forms. Once an understanding of using this light source combined with toning form in a gradual consistent rendering, color layering will be introduced.

Drawing at actual scale, students will be introduced to basic perspective and measuring to create precise drawings. Color matching and blending will show students how to create natures subtle color variations. These techniques are relaxing and meditative and give students an opportunity to be intimate with nature and see close up the beauty, complexity and repetition of nature’s structures and patterns. Students will progress to more complex forms such as flowers, fall leaves and pine cones, combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils. All levels from beginner to advanced is fine as everyone works at their own level with plenty of guidance from Wendy.

In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art  does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.

$315
October 18-20, 2016, Tuesday-Thursday, 9 AM-4 PM

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Aug
13
to Nov 1

Illustrating Hidden Treasures Exhibition

Illustrating Hidden Treasures: Botanical Art by Wendy Hollender

Exhibition Opening at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY.

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 4 p.m. 

For the past seventeen years, artist Wendy Hollender's work has focused exclusively on plants. Her interest in understanding how plants function informs the botanically correct illustrations she creates. This exhibition presents drawings featured in magazines, advertisements and a book about wild edible plants titled Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook, co-published by Hollender and author Dina Falconi. Wendy Hollender will be on hand to answer questions.

People who attend the opening are invited to stay for the Cajun & Square Dance Party & BBQ at 6 p.m. The menu will feature a number of root-based recipes inspired by the exhibition.

Click here for BBQ tickets.

Illustrating Hidden Treasures was first presented at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Botanist, Susan Pell, Science and Public Programs Manager at USBG, curated the exhibition. It will remain on view at The Ashokan Center through Fall 2016.

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Mar
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

Botanical ILLUSTRATION INTENSIVE WORKSHOP ON KAUA'I (HAWAII)

National Tropical Botanical Garden

Headquarters

3530 Papalina Road

Kalaheo, HI 96741

(808) 332-7324

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION INTENSIVE WORKSHOP ON KAUA'I (HAWAII)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

3:00pm 4:30pm

National Tropical Botanical Garden

Botanical Illustration Intensive Workshop on Kaua'i (Hawaii)

at The National Tropical Botanical Garden

Meet and Greet at the Education Center

Drop off and pick up your art supplies, choose a work space, meet everyone, see the garden education facility. Possibly go out for dinner with participants after.

 

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Nov
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Live on-line Group discussion of Lesson 1 for Subscription Members Only

Join us for an on-line discussion of drawing issues with Lesson 1. Wendy will ask you to upload your drawings ahead of time to be part of the discussion. Instructions for logging in will be send via e-mail. You will be able to see and hear Wendy's comments and visual drawings on your screen and participate in the discussion.

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Oct
14
10:00pm10:00pm

Illustrating Hidden Treasures: Botanical Art by Wendy Hollender

 U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC next to the Capitol

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West Gallery

September 1 - October 25, 2015

Come explore the belowground structures of plants through the botanical art of Wendy Hollender. On display in the West Gallery are several pieces by this celebrated artist who owns her own farm in the Catskills where she lives, farms, and draws.


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Sep
20
to Sep 25

Botanical Drawing Retreat at Omega Institute

Join an artists retreat, and observe and draw the natural world at harvest time.

Sharpen your colored pencils and watercolor pencils and prepare to learn the botanical drawing techniques Wendy Hollender outlines in her book Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color.

We begin by drawing simple forms like fruits and nuts and move on to more complex forms, including flowers, fall leaves, pine cones, and other natural materials.

Using watercolor pencils and dry colored pencils we learn a grisaille technique to make undertones in a neutral color and how to layer other colors on top to create depth. These tools and techniques produce an immediate result and are portable so you can easily draw anywhere in nature.

Artists at all levels of experience are welcome—everyone works at their own pace and receives guidance from Hollender.

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May
4
to May 6

Intro to Botanical Drawing in Color

Using techniques of observation, sketching, and illumination, master the fine art of illustrating plant form and color with realistic results. Develop a beautiful notebook of frame-worthy illustrations using graphite and colored pencils. No experience necessary. Materials included. Please bring lunch.



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Apr
2
9:30am 9:30am

Grisaille Technique in Botanical Painting

Join botanical artist, instructor, and author Wendy Hollender to learn the techniques outlined in her book Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color (Random House).  Students will learn how to use a grisaille technique for undertones in a neutral color and then how to layer color on top to create depth, using watercolor pencils in combination with dry colored pencils. This technique is very immediate and materials are simple, allowing the artist to work easily in multiple locations and it is especially useful for work in the field. 
 Students will become familiar with the techniques and practice on simple forms such as fruits in colored pencils and then will work on more complex forms such as flowers combining watercolor pencils and colored pencils.

Old Torrance is a great town for restaurants, hotels, and evening walks so if you need to stay overnight, that is not a problem.  The class will cost from $250 - $200 for the two days depending on enrollment.  

Send a deposit check for $100 made out to: 

Destination: Art to:
Suzanne Kuuskmae
621 29th Street
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

A deposit is required to hold your spot and is non refundable unless a replacement is found.  Please include your email address, home address, and phone number with your deposit!

For more information email Suzanne Kuuskmae at: kuuskmae@me.com

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Apr
1
to Apr 2

Botanical Drawing at Destination: Art in Old Torrance, CA

Botanical colored pencil artist and sought-after teacher, Wendy Hollender will be here for a two-day workshop:
April 1 – 2, 2015

She will be stopping in Torrance at Destination: Art on her way back from her two-week class in Kauai. The cost will be $200 for the two days, and as space is going to be limited so that we can really get her full attention, please send a deposit check of $100 made out to Destination: Art to Suzanne Kuuskmae.

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