Friday, March 23 – Monday, March 26, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm – Vellum Painting Inspired by Hoefnagel

In Wellesley College Botanic Garden’s four-day course with Denise Walser-Kolar, you will take inspiration from Joris Hoefnagel’s Mira calligraphiae monumenta and create paintings of small natural collections – plants, seashells, insects, etc.  Use the first day to work on your composition, then spend the next three days painting. Learn how to create the trompe l’oeil look of stems going through the paper, how to create shadows, and how to mix colors that glow on vellum. Create a finished piece based on the works of Hoefnagel. Friday, March 23 – Monday, March 26, 9:30 – 3:30 (snow date March 27.  Friends of Wellesley Botanic Garden – $495, nonmembers $595. For more information call 781-283-3094, or email

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