Botanical Drawing


4 classes (show schedule)
Mon, Mar 06, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mon, Mar 13, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mon, Mar 20, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mon, Mar 27, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton


Jan Ruby-Crystal - Artist






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Botanical Arts can be thought about in many ways. Some painters of flowers try to communicate a flower's spirit, while botanical illustrators often use a scientific approach to accurately draw the plant's form and function. At other times, botanical art may be used for plant portraiture. At Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, our intent is to learn how to draw and paint the flowers and trees that grow here as well as vegetables and fruits we enjoy throughout the year. We will find ourselves overlapping among scientific botanical illustration, botanical art, flower painting, and plant portraiture.

Using watercolor pencils, colored pencils, and graphite, our instruction will begin with gaining a strong understanding of line, shape, and tonal drawing. Then we will add color and realistic textures. We will learn to identify and illustrate important key features, such as leaves, twigs, buds, petals, and seeds. Color studies, exercises, and composition will be practiced throughout the course.

Instructions and Directions:

Save April 3 as a snow date. Please pay the full amount to register for the class. If you cancel up to one week prior to the start of the class we will retain $50 of your registration fees. No refunds after Feb. 20. We will be working with watercolor pencils, colored pencils and graphite. A list of suggested supplies will be attached to your registration confirmation.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
127 Combs Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Email [email protected] for more information.