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Graduation Preparation for the Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration

with Patricia Savage, Professional Artist

The registration period has closed for this event.

Dates: Friday, December 9, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM with a lunch break

Fee: $68 ($61 Members)


Students will receive guidance on Independent Projects, graduation procedures and requirements, as well as organizing the exhibit, photographing and framing their paintings, and an introduction to marketing their work. 


Note: Graduation Preparation is designed for students in our Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration program, but it does not confer class credit.


Remaining Seats: 12

Registration open through 12/6/2022 EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Patricia Savage has been a fine artist since 1989. She was awarded Best and Honorable Mention in Wildlife in the Pastel Journal’s Sixth Annual Pastel Top 100. She served as artist-in-residence in Denali National Park and expedition artist for The 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced. Her work has appeared in Botanical Art: Eden Re-imagined, The Best of Wildlife Art 1 and 2, Focus (Italy), U.S. Art, Wildlife Art, and Wildlife in North Carolina. Patricia has exhibited her work at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Bell Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Society of Animal Artists. She also belongs to the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and GNSI-Carolinas, Paint N.C., and the Pastel Society of North Carolina. To see Patricia’s paintings go to and friend her on Facebook.



Contact Instructor



C. Ritchie Bell Seminar Room

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Education Center, Building A
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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