Past BAGSC Botanical Art Workshops

Past BAGSC Botanical Art Workshops, 2017

Painting by Frederick Andrews Walpole (1861–1904).

Artwork from the "Visual Voyages" exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

José María Carbonell, Loranthus, Royal Botanical Expedition to the New Kingdom of Granada led by José Celestino Mutis (1783–1816), tempera on paper, approx. 21¼ × 15 in. Archivo del Real Jardín Botánico- CSIC (Madrid).


Visual Voyages at The Huntington
with Lugene Bruno and Alice Tangerini

Friday, November 3, 2017 – Sunday, November 5, 2017

at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

This symposium is being held in conjunction with The Huntington's exhibition “Visual Voyages,” part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

Click on this "Seminar Details" link to see a full description. Participants can register for one or more (or all) of the seminar components.

  • Reception
  • Tour and lecture of The Huntington's "Visual Voyages" Exhibition
  • Tour and lecture of The Huntington's "In Pursuit of Flora: 18th-Century: Botanical Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections"
  • Fun demonstration how to press plants and reconstituting botanical specimens
  • Individual portfolio reviews
  • Botanical Scientific Illustration Workshop (FULL: Waiting List Only)
  • Public Lecture with Alice Tangerini, Smithsonian Institution and Lugene Bruno, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon, "The rediscovery of art treasures in our collections"


"Every Berry", watercolor, © 2017, Martin J. Allen.

"Every Berry", watercolor, © 2017, Martin J. Allen.

Larger than Life
with Martin J. Allen

Three-day workshop

October 24, 25, 26, 2017
9:30 am – 3:30 pm each day

at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

class details…

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
class details...


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
class details...


See a brief review and images from the workshop on the BAGSC blog:Lee McCaffree's BAGSC Class about Leaves at The Huntington

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

class details...


See a brief review and some photos on the BAGSC News blog: BAGSC Workshop Review, “Fresh Art: Pencil and Paint in the Garden” with Marjorie Leggitt

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

class details...

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
class details...


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

class details...


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

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