USA: Botanical Art Courses
Classes & Courses and Workshops in the USA in 2016 - 2017
Courses in the USA
The courses are organised by state - in alphabetical order - and then courses are listed alphabetically within the state. This page is still a work in progress. To date course listings cover the following states:
A number of Certificate and Diploma Courses adopt a modular approach which involves:
So far as I am aware there is no external validation or accreditation of any of the courses. This means the level and quality of delivery in one place may not be identical to that in another.
Botanical Art Courses in USA
Denver Botanical Garden
School of Botanical Art and Illustration
The Certificate Program ofered by the Denver School of Botanical Art and Illustration was created in 1990 (see Diploma and Certificate Page).
Plus it also runs an extensive range of short courses and has a very active blog. The school is open for everybody, both for committed illustrator and enthusiastic amateur.
Artist/Illustrator in Residence Program
The New York Botanical Garden
The first Botanical Garden to offer a Certificate Programme in Botanical Art. The school offers year round classes. The range of offer appears to be excellent and covers various topics delivered by a range of tutors skilled in different media. They include courses for both beginners and people with prior experience. They can be followed one at a time or as part of a structured programme leading to a certificate.
School of Integrative Plant Science - Horticulture Section
Distance learning ONLINE courses in Botanical Illustration provided. Complete all three courses and get a Certificate. They make links to past students' blog posts and portfolios available on the website. A comprehensive syllabus document is available for each course (PDF file) - covering both content and books and materials required.
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