Fall Programs in the Foundations of Botanical Drawing and Painting

Celebrate the colors of the fall, recording their vivid and vibrant palette while learning how to realistically record your subject matter in pencil, then in watercolor, with Wellesley College Botanic Gardens’ lead instructor and Education Director Sarah Roche (her painting of Hops is pictured below.)  Through demonstrations and tutorials, Sarah will introduce you to the traditional art and science of botanical drawing and painting.  Instructional focus includes observational skills, drawing, composition, design and watercolor techniques.  All abilities are welcome.  This course is the core of the WCBG Friends’ Botanical Art Program.  Choose either 8 Wednesdays, September 11 and 18, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, and November 6, or 8 Thursdays, September 12 and 19, October 3, 10. 17, 24, 31, and November 7.  All classes meet 9:30 – 12:30 at the Wellesley College Botanic Gardens Visitor Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  Members $240, nonmembers $295.  Call 781-283-3094, or email wcbgfriends@wellesley.edu to register.