Upcoming BAGSC Botanical Art Workshops, 2018

The following are the preliminary line-up of classes for BAGSC members in 2018. Stay tuned to the website, the BAGSC News blog and the BAGSC email blasts for details and additional workshops.

Happy painting!

Magnolia grandiflora, gouache on paper, © Carrie Di Costanzo

Magnolia grandiflora, gouache on paper,
© Carrie Di Costanzo

Introduction on Creating Botanical Paintings with
Impact Using Gouache
with Carrie DiCostanzo

April 11, 12 & 13, 2018

at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens,
Applied Tech. Lab

$300 members/$350 non-members
Final payment due by Thursday, March 29, 2018

Small additional cost for instructor-supplied gouache can be paid the first day of class (see class details).

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See a review of the workshop and great information about gouache on the BAGSC News blog, at: https://bagscblog.com/2018/04/22/carrie-di-costanz...

Aristolochia gigantea, pen and ink, © Lesley Randall, 2018

Aristolochia gigantea, pen and ink,
© Lesley Randall, 2018

Pen and Ink Drawing of the Aristolochiaceae,
and a Botanical Talk
with Lesley Randall

May 10, 11 & 12, 2018

at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden,
Oak Room

$200 members/$250 non-members
Final payment due by May 1, 2018

…class details

See a review of the workshop on the BAGSC News blog, at: https://bagscblog.com/2018/06/16/review-of-lesley-...

Cardiocrinum giganteum, watercolor, Robert McNeill, © 2018

Cardiocrinum giganteum, watercolor, Robert McNeill, © 2018

Using Light to Create Realism in Botanical Art
with Robert McNeil

October 3, 4 & 5, 2018

at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens,
Applied Tech. Labs

$300 members/$350 non-members
Final Payment due by September 1, 2018

…class details

Completed BAGSC Workshops, 2018

Ginseng, watercolor on vellum, © 2017 Denise Walser-Kolar, all rights reserved.

Ginseng, watercolor on vellum, © 2017 Denise Walser-Kolar, all rights reserved.

Roots and Leaves on Vellum or Watercolor Paper
with Denise Walser-Kolar

February 7 – February 9, 2018

at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

$300 members/$350 non-members

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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.

Become a Member and Enroll

If you are already an ASBA member, consider joining BAGSC as well. BAGSC members is only an additional $15, giving you a discount on the current class, all the benefits of being a BAGSC member, plus the full discount for future classes and events. An added bonus is the camaraderie and being part of a great group of local like-minded artists.

Not an ASBA member? Join ASBA and BAGSC and receive all the benefits membership can bring!

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. Please mail your deposit check, final payment or payment in full to:
BAGSC Workshop Registration
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.