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BAGSC Day of Botanical Art
BAGSC Day of Botanical Art

Sat, Feb 12



BAGSC Day of Botanical Art

The ‘Day of Botanical Art' returns! This year's overall theme is Medicinal Uses of Native California Plants. Learn botanical art techniques online in four different media, using medicinal California native plants as subjects. Appropriate for artists of all levels. (Nina Antze, Black Elderberry)

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Time & Location

Feb 12, 2022, 8:45 AM – 2:30 PM PST


About the Event

You must click on the "+" sign in the quantity below so it reads "1" in order to activate the check-out. The Zoom link to this workshop will be included in your confirmation email and in the reminder messages that will go out before the event. Each session will be recorded; recordings will be available starting February 17. Registrants will receive links following the 'Day of Botanical Art' to view/review all of the presentations. 

The theme this year focuses on the medicinal uses of California native plants. The day will begin with a presentation by Dr. James Adams, an expert on medicinal native plants in Southern California. Dr. Adams is a retired Pharmacology professor at USC and an expert in the healing plants of the Chumash. His book, “Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West: Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use, 4th edition," includes the plants that form the basis for the day’s botanical art program. The book also can be purchased on Amazon.

Each artist has chosen one of the plants to demonstrate their technique. Artists include:

  • Maria “Cissy” Freeman on how to create a study sheet in graphite and watercolor, demonstrating Heteromeles arbutifolia (Toyon, or California Holly),
  • Nina Antze demonstrating Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) in colored pencil,
  • Lesley Randall demonstrating Quercus lobata (Valley Oak) in pen and ink,
  • Donnett Vanek demonstrating Oenothera californica (California Primrose) in watercolor,

Look forward to seeing you there!


  • 50 minutes

    Dr. Jim Adams, "Healing Use of Native Plants"

  • 10 minutes


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