Past BAGSC Botanical Art Workshops, 2018

The following are BAGSC-sponsored workshops and lectures from 2018. For prior years, please see the links at the bottom of this page.

For current workshops, field trips and lectures, stay tuned to the website, the BAGSC News blog and the BAGSC email blasts for details.

Happy painting!


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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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

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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 is full. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact the BAGSC Education Chair.

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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.

Workshop Suggestions?

Have a suggestion for an instructor, technique, subject, or medium you would like to learn? Contact the BAGSC Education Chair.

Workshop Details and Descriptions

Click on the link provided for each workshop to see a detailed description, including costs, materials list, and the instructor's biography.

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!

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.

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.