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New online botanical illustration course

Pastel by Marcia Eames-SheavlyMarcia Eames-Sheavly has added a third online botanical illustration course to the distance learning courses offered by the Department of Horticulture: Botanical Illustration III: Advanced Techniques.

The 7-week course (as well as the next sessions of Botanical Illustration I: Basic Drawing Techniques and Botanical Illustration II: Working With Watercolor), begins January 23, 2012.

Techniques covered in the new course include technical drawing with pen and ink, charcoal, chalk, pastels, colored pencil, and mixed media. Other topics include textures and dimensions found in nature, geometric forms, and identification and portrayal of plant characteristics.

There will also be an online Organic Gardening course offered this winter, beginning January 10. Garden design, school garden, and plant propagation courses are planned for spring.

For information on all these courses, visit the Department of Horticulture’s Distance Learning website.

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