Art Courses at the Botanic Gardens

2014-2015 Art Classes 

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2014-2015 Program Brochure

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Materials Lists

Instructor bios

Questions? Contact WCBG Friends: or 781-283-3094.



Spring in a Pot: Painting Azaleas

This four week class will be perfect for returning Foundations students as well as those artists with more experience. With Sarah Roche to guide you, draw and paint potted azaleas, focusing on their ruffled pink petals and glossy green leaves.
4 Thurs.: Feb. 26; March 5, 12, 19          (Snow Date: Mar. 26)                       BAC 15 101ii
Classes meet weekly 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Each 4-week session: Members $150 / Non-Members $190


New England Flora 2015

Find a natural habitat close to your home and learn how to identify flowers, ferns, shrubs and trees. Follow these plants through the growing season with Carol Govan. Expand your creative botanical art and illustration skills through the close study of natural plant communities and seasonal changes. Between meetings, study independently and create accurate illustrations of your habitat. Gathering data in the field to identify plants helps you render them faster and with greater accuracy. Experiment with different media.
7 Friday meetings (plus individual / small group consultations during Feb-March)
March 20, 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Snow date: Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
April 3, 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Snow date: Saturday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
April 24; May 29; June 26; July 24; Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Members $360 / Non-Members $450
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