History of Botanical Art

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Saturday March 24

1:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Lecture | Sat., March 24 | 1 – 4 p.m. | Phipps Garden Center
Field trip | Sun., April 8 | 1 – 4 p.m. | Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation
Student presentations | Sun., April 15 | 1 – 3 p.m. | Phipps Garden Center

$96 members | $116 nonmembers

Objective: To understand how botanical art has developed and changed to serve the needs of different generations and cultures
Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None

Explore the history of botanical art from its earliest beginnings in herbals through present-day contemporary works. The class includes a private session at the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, which houses one of the world’s largest collections of botanical art and illustration. You will have the opportunity to study some of the rare books and original paintings and drawings by artists such as Pierre-Joseph Rédout, George Ehret and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden. You will be responsible for writing a research report on a selected botanical artist. Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate core course