Botany for the Artist

Botany for the Artist

March 27, 2021
Dissect and study the first flowers of Spring then use colored pencil techniques to create a botanical study of your own garden flower.

Spend a fun day dissecting and studying the flowers of Spring.

Learn the basic botany of the flower and create a beautiful study sheet or botanical plate documenting your explorations. Study sheets allow us to really understand our flowers and inform our paintings.

We will work in graphite to create drawings of our dissections and learn various techniques in colored pencil for portraying these small but important parts in our flower paintings. Students may continue on to create a portrait of their flower or study more flowers. Enjoy a few peaceful, meditative hours doing pencil work, drawing spring.

This is an online zoom class. All drawing levels are welcome. A supply list will be provided.

Nina Antze has a Fine Arts degree and a Certificate in Botanical Illustration from the New York Botanical Gardens and studied at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford. She teaches throughout California and beyond. Her Chinese Maple was recently selected for the deYoung Open.

For examples of Nina’s work visit


-A meeting link for this class will be provided by email following registration

– Please arrive 5 minutes early to check in

– Refunds available for all classes 7 days in advance of the start date, after 7 days and before 2 days, participants can credit their class for a future date. All requests before 48 hours in advance will be declined.

– Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class

– Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes

– Sales end 48 hours before the start date.

– Waitlists are available when the class sells out

What to Bring:

Registered participants will receive a materials list via email with information about how to prepare in advance of this class

About the PRNSA Field Institute:

The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x304 or by email at

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