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Botanical art and illustration is the well-established tradition of portraying plants for scientific purposes, recording vanishing species for historical record, or rendering the beauty and inspiration we experience in the flora of God's world around us. The botanical art program is designed to offer a comprehensive series of classes to render accurate and useful depictions of the plant world with a focus on detail. Beginners will acquire knowledge and skills while experienced artists will refine techniques and find fresh directions for their work.

The following courses are offered in the recommended sequence listed below:

2017 class schedule

PENCIL

Botanical Illustration Art Pencil 1
In these classes beginners will acquire knowledge of tools, papers, and fundamentals of illustration. Drawing, perspective, composition and tonal values are covered. Comfortable for people who think they can’t draw and refreshing for an artist with some skills.

Materials List & Syllabus

Anderson Education Center classroom
Instructor Frank Andrus, Certified Botanical Illustrator
Members $40, Non-members $50

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Completing all 5 Pencil 1 classes is a prerequisite for the
following Pencil 2 classes:

Botanical Illustration Art Pencil 2
Intermediate drawing classes where participants will learn the skills to produce clear, accurate pencil drawings. Course includes contour drawing, values of value, tonal gradation, and composition while working in tandem with fellow students.

Materials List & Syllabus

Anderson Education Center classroom
Instructor Frank Andrus, Certified Botanical Illustrator
Members $40, Non-members $50

Contact – Soozi Pline, Director of Education 256-837-4344

 

Class room space is limited; to sign up early would be advised. Your required professional grade materials list is available on the Huntsville Botanical Garden website. No student grade material is used in the teaching of these courses, please secure and bring to class the required material in order to work in tandem with the instructor.

 

Location:
Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bib Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35805
Phone 256-830-4447
Tol free 1-877-930-4447
FAX 256-830-5314

hsvbg.org/events

 

 


FRANK ANDRUS
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2017 class schedule

Classes: Members $40, Non-members $50
Dates Time Class
Botanical Illustration Art - Pencil 1
Monday, January 9 OR Wednesday, January 11 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 1 Class 1
Saturday, January 14 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 1 Class 2
Monday, January 16 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 1 Class 3
Wednesday, January 18 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 1 Class 4
Saturday, January 21 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 1 Class 5
 
Completing all 5 Pencil 1 classes is a prerequisite for the
following Pencil 2 classes:
Botanical Illustration Art - Pencil 2
Tuesday, January 24 OR Saturday, January 28 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 2 Class 1
Tuesday, February 7 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 2 Class 2
Saturday, February 11 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 2 Class 3
Tuesday, February 21 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 2 Class 4
Saturday, February 25 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pencil 2 Class 5

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Artist Learning Opportunity
Working presentations designed for Artist organizations. Take advantage of three learning opportunities available to your Artist group.

  1. 3 days for a total of 18 hours of progressive instruction tailored to the advanced skill level in art focusing on Colored Pencil skills on Film, addressing Atmospheric Perspective, Value of Values, Composition Sizing, and Mixing of Media, all delivered in a fast paced presentation. Comprehensive handouts included.
  2. 2 days for a total of 12 hours of direction in Graphite. Solving problems you will have, understanding the personality of your pencil, as well as the regiment that takes guess work out of your work all while producing a picture of value.
  3. 1 day for a total of 6 hours packed with product knowledge, organization, observation, and production skills. Planning through a picture keeping your focus & balance.

Contact Frank Andrus for contract information.

Further Information:
To discuss a proposal, of dates, fees, logistics, and where your organization fits in the learning curve of “Artist”, “Accomplished Artist”, or “Master Artist”. An important consideration is the number of members or attendees are anticipated. To receive a “Syllabus” of classes offered and a “Material List” corresponding with the teaching agenda please communicate with Frank through the contact page in this web site.

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"Nest of Three" and FRANK ANDRUS