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Classes in botanical art by Cristina Baltayian in June

by Cristina Baltayian and Jill Berry, posted by Deb Shaw

Thumbnail of colored pencil artwork by Cristina Baltayian, © 2013, all rights reserved.

Thumbnail of colored pencil artwork by Cristina Baltayian, © 2013, all rights reserved.

BAGSC member Cristina Baltayian will be teaching two classes in June at the Los Angeles Arboretum, as well as classes in her studio:

Fruits Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 10am-2pm (includes break for bring you own lunch or at Peacock Café); Oak Room $255 members; $275 non-members

Introduction to Botanical Illustration: A 4-day Workshop This introductory workshop on botanical drawing covers the  fundamental skill of drawing in botanical art. In this intensive workshop, participants will learn skills and techniques of graphite pencil and its range of beautiful tones from light silver to rich black, ideally suited to botanical drawing. In these four days, students will learn how to start and finish a botanical portrait, as well as:

  1. Hone observation skills

  2. Be guided through sketching and line drawing exercises

  3. Discover how to arrange shapes on a page and make a pleasing composition

  4. Translate a 3-dimensional subject onto a 2-dimensional surface

Additional botanical art instruction is provided in the on-going Tuesday Botanical Illustration classes from 10 am – 2 pm.

Four Day Workshop: Wednesday, June 25 Thursday, June 26 Friday, June 27 Saturday, June 28 10 am – 3 pm (includes lunch break)

$325 Arboretum members for all four days $345 Non-members for all four days (Includes Arboretum Admission)

You may bring your lunch or purchase it at the Peacock Café. Plants for drawing subjects, will be provided by the Arboretum.

Pre-registration required: please call 626.821.4623.


Cristina also teaches classes at her studio on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1 pm to 4 pm. For more information, please email her.

Cristina Baltayian has a background in drawing (graphite, charcoal, pen and ink), two-dimensional design,  watercolor, and colored pencils. Her work has been shown at Filoli, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Chapman University, and Virginia Robinson Gardens. She is a member of the American Society of  Botanical Artists and The Botanical Guild of Southern California.

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