Botanical Art in Graphite, Watercolor and Colored Pencil

Levels: All, but some drawing experience is recommended

Offered: 6 Mondays, class dates to be announced in July, 9am - 12 noon

Instructor: Maria Cecilia Freeman

Traditional botanical art involves accuracy as well as artistic technique and creativity. It brings out the beauty in detail and leads to a new perception of our plant subjects. But you don’t need to be a botanist, and artists at all levels are welcome (some drawing experience helps). We’ll work with graphite pencil, watercolor and colored pencil. You’ll get plenty of individual attention as you draw and paint, to challenge and encourage you at your own level of skill. You may bring plant subjects of your choice or you may choose to work with botanical specimens that will be provided.

Instructor Maria Cecilia Freeman is a professional artist with over 25 years of experience bridging scientific illustration and botanical fine art. Her award-winning drawings and paintings have appeared in solo and juried exhibitions across the U.S. and in Europe. You can see her work at her website:

Additional Instructions: Reference materials provided but you may also bring your own (see details above)

Fee: $155 / $135 members Join Now