Upcoming BAGSC Botanical Art Workshops, 2017

Paphiopedilum ‘Hideki Okuyama', © 2017 Carol Woodin, watercolor on vellum.

Paphiopedilum ‘Hideki Okuyama', © 2017 Carol Woodin, watercolor on vellum.

Orchids on Vellum with
Carol Woodin

June 2, 3 and 4
9:30 am – 4:00 pm each day

at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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Page from my Journal, © 2017, Marjorie Leggitt

Page from sketchbook by Marjorie Leggit, showing details and notes for future studio painting. © 2017, Marjorie Leggitt.

Fresh Art: Pencil and Paint in the Garden
with Marjorie Leggitt

Three-day workshop

September 6, 9 am - 3:30 pm
September 7, 9 am - 3:30 pm
September 8, 9 am - 2:30 pm

at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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Martin Allen

Three-day workshop

October 24, 25, 26, 2017

at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Details coming soon!

Past BAGSC Botanical Art Workshops, 2017

Kathie Miranda, Strelitzia spp., Bird of Paradise, colored pencil on film. © 2016.

Kathie Miranda, Strelitzia spp., Bird of Paradise, colored pencil on film. © 2016.

Colored Pencil on Film
with Kathie Miranda

Tuesday, January 24 – Thursday, January 26, 2017
9:30 am – 3:30 pm each day
at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
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Rogers Red Grape, watercolor by Lee McCaffree, © 2017

Lee McCaffree, Roger's Red Grape,
watercolor, © 2017

Leaf Detail: Start to Finish, Veins and Edges
with Lee McCaffree

a one-day workshop, Saturday May 6, 2017
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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See a brief review and images from the workshop on the BAGSC blog:Lee McCaffree's BAGSC Class about Leaves at The Huntington

BAGSC Botanical Art Workshops, 2016

Forest Bouquet II, Russian Choice, by Alexander Viazmensky, © 2016.

Forest Bouquet II, Russian Choice, by Alexander Viazmensky, © 2016.

Mushrooms in Watercolor with
Alexander (Sasha) Viazmensky

Wednesday, October 19 – Friday, October 21, 2016
9:30 am – 4:00 pm each day

at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
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See a brief review and images from the workshop on the BAGSC blog: A BAGSC Workshop with Alexander (Sasha) Viazmensky.

John Pastoriza-Piñol, Tulipa x hybrida 'Monet'

Tulipa x hybrida, watercolor by John Pastoriza-Piñol, © 2016.

Masterclass with John Pastoriza-Piñol

Tuesday, November 8 – Thursday, November 10, 2016
9:30 am – 4:00 pm each day

at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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See a brief review and images from the masterclass on the BAGSC blog: Drawing Yoga, Brain Calisthenics, Masking Secrets and Combing Practice!

Past BAGSC Botanical Art Workshops

BAGSC supports a wide variety of workshops, lectures and field trips. Past classes and instructors can be found here.

Registering for BAGSC Workshops

Click on the link provided to the left for each workshop to see a detailed description, including costs, materials list, and an instructor's biography.

Limited Enrollment

Workshops are limited in size, allowing the instructor to give personal attention to each participant. Membership in BAGSC is not a prerequisite to registering for workshops. Non-members are welcome for a small additional fee. Please contact the BAGSC Education Chair if you have any questions about the skill level required for the workshop.

Deposit and Payment

Workshops can fill quickly; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. A non-refundable $50 deposit will reserve your place in the workshop, or you can send payment in full. The balance is due two (2) weeks before the workshop begins. At this time, payment is only by check. Please make the check out to BAGSC and write the instructor's name on the memo line. Mail payment to: BAGSC, P.O. Box 50166, Pasadena, CA, 91115.

Art Materials and Specimens

The workshop details page has a downloadable PDF of the necessary art supplies. Some instructors require specific art materials so they can show you their techniques; others may supply an optional list and encourage participants to bring the supplies they usually use.

Occasionally it is difficult to get various art supplies in the US. When that occurs, the instructor may bring "kits" to sell in class. Please order through the BAGSC Program Chair and bring cash to the workshop to pay for the kits.

If you prefer to work with a task light, please be sure to bring it. An extension cord is helpful too.

Location Rules

BAGSC holds workshops at a variety of venues. Many have strict rules regarding parking, food, drink, clean-up, etc. Please adhere to the venue's preferences. We want to be invited back. Carpooling, of course, is always encouraged.

Photography and Video

Some instructors do not mind participants photographing or videotaping their lectures and demonstrations. Others feel it is disruptive to the workshop and the participants. Please check with the instructor before taking any photographs or video. Make sure to get separate permission if you intend to post, rather than simply keep for your own use. Never photograph, videotape, or post an image of a child without the written consent of their parent/guardian.

Workshop Suggestions?

Have a suggestion for an instructor, technique, subject, or medium you would like to learn? Contact the BAGSC Education Chair.