Filoli’s Botanical Art Certificate Program offers a unique in-depth study of botanical art through challenging, integrated and comprehensive courses. The curriculum includes the systematic study of artistic skills and concepts, basic botany and botanical art history. For detailed inforamtion and registration visit our webite at: www.filoli.org. Program descriptions, hours of credit, prerequisites, materials lists and instructor biographies are available there.
Example from 2011:
Required Classes: Botany for Artists; Color Mixing; Colored Pencil I; Drawing Plants in Perspective; Graphite; History of Botanical Art; Labeling, Matting and Framing; Pen and Ink; Portfolio: Presenting your Artwork; Textures; Watercolor I, II and III. Elective Classes: Daffodils; Tulips; Spring Foliage; Drawing Plants in Perspective II; Colored Pencil II; Graphite II; Colored Pencil – Sunflowers; Heirloom Fruit; Pomegranates; Lichens and Moss.
Visiting Instructors for the 2011 year include: Wendy Hollender—Colored Pencil Kate Nessler—Watercolor on Vellum Master Class Anne-Marie Evans—Master Class **These class are listed on the Art Programs page of our web site.