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Special Topics in Botanical Art: Drawing the Tropics

BG1600 (1.0 credits)
Inspired by the U.S. Botanic Garden’s exciting summer 2013 exhibit Food for Thought this class will teach the basics of botanical drawing and painting while studying edible plants from different regions.

Introduction to Botanical Painting in Watercolor

PT1400 (1.5 credits or audit)
Students learn the techniques of transparent watercolor using live plant material.

Intermediate Botanical Painting in Watercolor

PT2400 (1.5 credits or audit)
Students learn to apply paint and render precise characteristics of specific plants, paying close attention to form, detail, and color accuracy.