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Botanical Illustration Class

Are you interested in devloping your botanical art skills ? BAGSC member Alyse Ochniak will be teaching an online Botanical Illustration class through the Otis Art Institute Extension courses. This will be offered via the Zoom platform. XILU6151 - 25071 Botanical Illustration I starts this coming Sunday, June 4 and from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, and goes until July 16 (there is no class on June 18).

Watercolor by Alyse Ochniak, © 2023

Description from the Otis Extension website:

This course relies on curiosity and discovery of the natural world. Observational drawing enables artists to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. In this 6-week course, students develop drawing techniques and practice with materials to arrive at scientific accuracy with room for personal expression. Areas of focus include learning simple yet detailed line drawings, basic shapes, and forms, light and shadow, perspective, and composition. Botanical subjects will be based on what is readily available among flowers, leaves, seed pods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, fungi as well as shells, feathers, rocks, minerals, insects, and fish. Students complete their own finished drawings as they refine their drawing practice. No prior knowledge is required for this course!

Questions? Contact Otis Extension directly at:

Office Phone: (310) 665-6850

General Phone: (310) 665-6800 Email: Web Site:

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