Crazy for the Red White and Blue!
A Six-Week Course: WEDNESDAYS 10am Р1pm from May 24 РJune 28

MBG Members: $125
Nonmembers: $150

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A botanical art studio class designed for the student to create, during the six week
class, a series of three individual botanical flower drawings/paintings. Each work will
be inspired by a red, a white and a blue flower. And each student will have the
opportunity to work in the medium of their choice. From graphite, colored pencil,
gauache, watercolor, including English-dry brush to pen and colored inks. The resulting works will form the basis of an informal exhibition and a reception at the Mobile Botanical Gardens to celebrate 4th of July.

This is a class ideally suited for the beginning, intermediate and advanced
student. For the beginner it is an opportunity to discover the therapeutic and aesthetic
pleasures of drawing and painting from nature. And for the intermediate and advanced
student an occasion to further advance their individual drawing and painting techniques across a palette of challenging colors.

For questions or concerns regarding the materials list do please speak with
Derek Norman (

About our Instructor –

Derek Norman and his wife, Ursel, are members of MBG and they are new to our Gulf Coast community, having moved here from Chicago. Derek was born, bred and educated in England before he moved to the States. His graphic works, paintings, drawings and botanical works have been exhibited in Europe and America. He has won Gold and Silver Gilt Medals at the Royal Horticultural Society in London and he is represented in many private and permanent collections including the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, the Library of Congress, the British Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Florilegium Society.