Students in the Art of Horticulture (PLHRT 2010) got a quick introduction on how to create digital botanical art during their class on Tuesday. Working in teams, they arranged locally sourced flowers from trials at the Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Facility and a local flower farm, Plenty of Posies, on flatbed scanners to capture their form and color in two-dimensional form.
Later, they took their scan files and digitally manipulatedthem to create works of art. Here’s an example:
Students finished up the class applying floral design principles to more traditional arrangements.