Start date: August 29, 2018
End date: October 3, 2018
Time: Wednesdays, 10am - noon
Location: MBG Larkins Classroom
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 exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art.
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 email 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.
The time has finally come! Have you wanted to get into gardening, but just aren’t sure how? Come join the Gardens for a six-week introductory course on all you need to know to get started in your own garden, whether it is a window box or your backyard. Taught by Amanda Wilkins, you will be led through the botany of gardening, how to look at your landscape and select plants, soil preparation, and proper plant maintenance. This is an informal class that will be taught mainly in the classroom, with opportunities to learn in the Gardens.
About Our Instructor:
Amanda Wilkins is the Curator of Collections at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. She received her Bachelor’s degree in horticulture from N.C. State University and her Masters in plant science from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.