Here’s the latest at Classes Near You > Southern California:
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, Arcadia
Courses in introductory botanical drawing, beginning and intermediate watercolor, colored pencil, sketching and Chinese brush painting are taught throughout the year. Go to Events & Classes for more information. The Arboretum is located in Arcadia, CA. To register, contact Jill Berry or call (626) 821-4624.
- NEW! Evening Classes in Botanical Art with Cristina Baltayian
Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29
6-9pm; Oak Room
$255 members; $275 non-members
Emphasis will be on plant observation, drawing, composition, color theory and matching, and medium techniques. Participants will work in colored pencil, graphite, pen and ink and watercolor. In addition, this year an exciting project is beginning, in which, in conjunction with the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, students will be studying and portraying many of the Arboretum plant introductions from the last 50 years. The goal is to build a collection of paintings that will celebrate and document the invaluable contribution of the Los Angeles Arboretum to the state of California. Class participation is limited to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 12.
Colored Pencil in Botanical Art with Cristina Baltayian
Learn the colored pencil techniques used by botanical artists. Special topics to be explored in 2013 include: water-soluble pencil techniques, solvents, colored pencil sticks, pen & ink with colored pencil, composition. All levels of experience are welcome. Students will receive a supply list. Registrants may bring a lunch or buy lunch at the Peacock Cafe.
Dates for 2013
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 23
April 2, 9, 16, 23
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23
10 AM – 2 PM (includes lunch break)
$255/mo. Arboretum members per month
$275/mo. Non-members per month
Pre-registration required; please call (626) 821-4623
Cristina Baltayian is a botanical artist with a background in drawing (graphite, charcoal, pen & ink), two-dimensional design, watercolor and colored pencil. Her work has been shown at Filoli, the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Chapman University. She is a member of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California and the American Society of Botanical Artists.