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Date
Upcoming Event
August
8/2/2021
9:00 AM to 8/6/2021 3:00 PM
CAMP FLYTRAP: Nature Detectives (8-10 years-old)
Registration Closed
Grab your magnifier and dig in to the mysteries of the natural world! Campers will unravel nature’s secrets through hands-on field experiences and experiments, take part in citizen science projects, and see how their observations can contribute to our understanding of the world around us. *Camp Flytrap will follow current local, state, and federal health guidelines and implement a range of safety precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These include (but are not limited to): limiting the number of campers per session, requiring masks of campers and staff, daily health screening, increasing cleaning protocols, leaving windows and doors open to promote air flow, and spending most of our time outdoors (of course, that’s what we do anyway!). AGES: 8-10 years-old PARTICIPANT MAX: 8 FEE: $340 ($306 Members) NOTE: You can only register your child for one week of this camp theme.
8/5/2021
1:00 PM to 8/26/2021 5:00 PM
Beginning Drawing: Virtual
Registration Closed
An introductory level course of drawing for beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills. Includes using a sketchbook for line drawing exercises on seeing to draw, quick sketching, mapping for accuracy, and other basic principles of drawing. This is a live two hour Zoom format class divided into a group session for lecture, demonstrations and group critique with the instructor followed by one on one individual appointments for consultation and problem solving Prerequisite for Intermediate Drawing, Beginning Watercolor, and Beginning Colored Pencil. Note: This class involves homework assignments. The amount of time students need to spend on homework varies and usually ranges from five to 15 hours per week.
8/9/2021
9:00 AM to 8/13/2021 3:00 PM
CAMP FLYTRAP: Nature Detectives (8-10 years-old)
Registration Closed
Grab your magnifier and dig in to the mysteries of the natural world! Campers will unravel nature’s secrets through hands-on field experiences and experiments, take part in citizen science projects, and see how their observations can contribute to our understanding of the world around us. *Camp Flytrap will follow current local, state, and federal health guidelines and implement a range of safety precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These include (but are not limited to): limiting the number of campers per session, requiring masks of campers and staff, daily health screening, increasing cleaning protocols, leaving windows and doors open to promote air flow, and spending most of our time outdoors (of course, that’s what we do anyway!). AGES: 8-10 years-old PARTICIPANT MAX: 8 FEE: $340 ($306 Members) NOTE: You can only register your child for one week of this camp theme.
8/10/2021
9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Outdoor Yoga in the Garden
Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Aviva leads you through a series of seated, standing and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.
8/11/2021
1:15 PM to 9/1/2021 4:45 PM
Advanced Colored Pencil
This course builds on Beginning and Intermediate Colored Pencil techniques. Using a live plant and/or reference photographs of their choice, students will create a small series of colored pencil pieces of native North Carolina plant(s). Prerequisite: Intermediate Colored Pencil.
8/12/2021
9:30 AM to 9/2/2021 12:30 PM
Plant Taxonomy
This course builds on the fundamentals taught in Botany and prepares students for supplementary material covered in Flowering Plant Families. It is a core course for students enrolled in either of the NCBG public certificate programs. Students learn the basic concepts of the taxonomy of vascular plants and how to identify plant families by making observations of selected characteristics. The use of taxonomic keys is introduced. Interesting examples are studied to illustrate current issues in plant taxonomy and nomenclature. This course serves as a prerequisite for Flowering Plant Families.
8/12/2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Virtual Lunchbox Talk: Plants in Ancient Magic and Religion
Saffron, poppy seeds, and black hellebore – these were but some of the pharmaka used to heal, to curse, and to gain divine insight. From epic poetry such as Homer’s Odyssey to the Greek Magical Papyri and botanical works such as Inquiry into Plants by Theophrastus of Eresus, people in the ancient Greco-Roman world explored, catalogued, and used a wide range of plants for religious and magical purposes. In this talk, I discuss references to the religious and magical uses of plants in literary and scientific texts to show how ancient Greeks and Romans engaged with botanicals as a form of sacred technology.
8/16/2021
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants (Hybrid Edition)
Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants is a certificate series designed to provide home gardeners and emerging landscape professionals with foundational concepts of landscape design, species selection, implementation and maintenance of compellingly beautiful and ecologically productive native plant gardens based on conservation principles.
8/17/2021
9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
(CANCELLED) Outdoor Yoga in the Garden
Event is Full
Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.
8/21/2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Coker Arboretum Tour
Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum assistant curator Geoffrey Neal. This walking tour will explore the 5-acres that make up the Arboretum, allowing time for observation and discussion. Each tour differs as the gardens change through the seasons.
8/24/2021
9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Outdoor Yoga in the Garden
Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Aviva leads you through a series of seated, standing and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.
8/26/2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Virtual Lunchbox Talk: Woodland Restoration at Picture Creek Diabase Barrens
Picture Creek Diabase Barrens is a Nationally Significant Natural Heritage Area in southwestern Granville County. Picture Creek was once a magnificent Piedmont prairie because of its unusual geology, resultant soils and frequent fire. This Piedmont prairie remnant now supports dozens of plant species with various ratings of rarity or concern including the largest known population of the federally endangered Smooth Coneflower. Join us to learn more about this significant site and the woodland restoration efforts taking place.
8/29/2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Virtual Certificate Program Graduation and Annual Celebration
Join us for a Celebration of the 2021 graduates of the Certificates in Native Plants and Botanical Art & Illustration programs! We will hear from students and instructors of both programs about their journeys and experiences with the programs. Certificates will be presented to graduating students, and we will provide brief programmatic information and updates, providing a background to the programs for those who are visiting with graduates and for those considering registering for the certificate programs. After the program, we will officially open the Botanical Art & Illustration student exhibit in the DeBerry Gallery.
8/31/2021
9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Outdoor Yoga in the Garden
Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside in our Perennial Circle. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Aviva leads you through a series of seated, standing and lying poses in the meadow with views of native flowers, trees, and butterflies. The class is gentle and invigorating. Modifications of poses will be offered.
September
9/2/2021
9:30 AM to 9/30/2021 11:45 AM
Plant Communities of North Carolina
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
This course is intended for a broad audience and introduces students to North Carolina’s rich diversity of plant communities. Variations in geology, climate, soils, fire regimes, landscape positions, and other factors have resulted in the creation of distinctive ecosystems: subtropical maritime forests, salt marshes, longleaf pine savannas and sandhills, pocosins, oak-hickory forests, bottomland hardwoods, swamps, spruce-fir forests, rock outcrops and glades, fens, and grasslands. This course explores the causes and history of North Carolina’s plant community diversity.
9/2/2021
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Edible Campus UNC Tour
Take a walk with the coordinator of Edible Campus UNC, one of the North Carolina Botanical Garden's community outreach programs that creates gardens across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus full of edible and medicinal plants and pollinator-friendly wildflowers. We'll see and taste from the gardens, and we'll learn about the program and how it supports food justice initiatives at the University, and more!
9/7/2021
1:15 PM to 9/28/2021 4:45 PM
Field Sketching
Take your sketchbook outdoors and reconnect with plants in their natural environment. In this course, students are encouraged to shed old habits and try new techniques as they travel through the variety of gardens and habitats at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Through a combination of guided exercises and free experimentation, students discover new ways of seeing plants, new problem-solving skills, and a refreshing way of thinking about layout and color. Several media are used, from ballpoint pen to watercolor to pencil. No prerequisite.
9/7/2021
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Lovesome Okra: An Ethnobotanical Perspective of the Past, Present, and Future Thereof - Virtual
Plants have played a significant role in the evolution of life on Earth and have in many ways served as multifaceted agents in all societies since prehistoric times. Ethnobotany is the study of flora concerning how they are utilized by the many facets of people. This includes culture, foodstuff, and technology. Whether it is a component of food, ceremony, medical, or applied science, plants have been and continue to be a part of human evolution. In this course, we will highlight a specific plant, okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) from a past, present, and future ethnobotanical perspective. Beginning with the past and ending in the future we will dive into the world of okra to discover how this organism has affected: health, nutrition, holistic wellness, technology, and its interaction with other organisms including the environment. There will be special emphasis on the potential okra has to offer as a component in manufacturing and medicine.
9/8/2021
1:15 PM to 9/29/2021 4:45 PM
Mixed Media: Botanicals in Watercolor, Colored Pencil, and Pen & Ink
This class is designed to increase your skills and confidence in the use of the various art media taught at the Garden. The instructor demonstrates techniques to combine watercolor, ink and colored pencils to create vibrant botanical paintings. Students receive one-on-one instruction to evolve their own unique drawing and painting. Prerequisites: Pen & Ink, Beginning Colored Pencil, Intermediate Watercolor
9/9/2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Virtual Lunchbox Talk: History and Heritage of the Coker House and Gardens
William C. Coker came to Chapel Hill in 1903 as the first Professor of Botany. Over the first half of the 20th century, Professor Coker, as a botanist, planner and landscape designer, shaped the UNC campus and the Chapel Hill community. He is responsible for the design and creation of the Arboretum, named in his honor. His home and surrounding garden offer insight into this remarkable man and his wife, Louisa Venable Coker, and the enduring influence they had on this community. In 1985, Dr. Woodrow Burns, Jr. and his late wife, Mary Jane, purchased the Coker property from the university and oversaw the restoration of the home and garden.
9/10/2021
9:30 AM to 9/17/2021 12:30 PM
Pollination
This intermediate-level course explores the dynamic relationship between flowering plants and their pollinators. It includes floral reproductive biology, including the flowering plant life cycle, breeding system biology, and pollinator attraction mechanisms. Students learn to recognize important insect pollinators. Additional topics include pollination ecology, conservation, and the importance of pollination to our ecosystems and agriculture/food supply. Prerequisite: Botany.
9/11/2021
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Putting it into Practice: Using the WOTAS Field Guide to Identify Native Wildflowers
Published in 2019, the Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (WOTAS) field guide was co-authored by the instructor and staff of the NC Botanical Garden. Containing a key, color photos, and an introduction to wildflower habitats, the guide helps interested enthusiasts get acquainted with more than 1200 species of wildflowers found in the Atlantic Coastal states (NJ to Georgia, plus W Va). Best of all: you don’t need to be a botanist to use it! Learn how to use the guide in a relaxed, informative session. In the classroom, we’ll familiarize ourselves with the book’s approach and terms used in the key, and then try it out on plant samples brought indoors. Finally, we’ll take it into the field—the trails and plantings of the Garden. Bring your copy if you’ve already bought one, or purchase one when you register. We’ll also have a few classroom copies for use by those who aren’t ready to purchase.
9/12/2021
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Excursion: Picture Creek Diabase Barrens, Granville County
Picture Creek Diabase Barrens is a Nationally Significant Natural Heritage Area in southwestern Granville County. Picture Creek was once a magnificent Piedmont prairie because of its unusual geology, resultant soils and frequent fire. This Piedmont prairie remnant now supports dozens of plant species with various ratings of rarity or concern including the largest known population of the federally endangered Smooth Coneflower. Join us at Picture Creek to learn more about this significant site and see the restoration efforts for yourself.
9/14/2021
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Lovesome Okra: An Ethnobotanical Perspective of the Past, Present, and Future Thereof - Virtual
Plants have played a significant role in the evolution of life on Earth and have in many ways served as multifaceted agents in all societies since prehistoric times. Ethnobotany is the study of flora concerning how they are utilized by the many facets of people. This includes culture, foodstuff, and technology. Whether it is a component of food, ceremony, medical, or applied science, plants have been and continue to be a part of human evolution. In this course, we will highlight a specific plant, okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) from a past, present, and future ethnobotanical perspective. Beginning with the past and ending in the future we will dive into the world of okra to discover how this organism has affected: health, nutrition, holistic wellness, technology, and its interaction with other organisms including the environment. There will be special emphasis on the potential okra has to offer as a component in manufacturing and medicine.
9/15/2021
9:30 AM to 10/6/2021 12:30 PM
Drawing and Painting Amphibians
North Carolina has one of the most diverse amphibian populations in the world. This class will address the morphology and life cycle of a native frog and salamander. Each week students will draw and paint from either their own photograph or one provided by the instructor. Students will need to let the instructor know if they plan to work from their own photographs.
9/16/2021
1:15 PM to 10/7/2021 4:45 PM
Intermediate Drawing
In this class, students continue their journey to learn the skills needed to produce accurate tonal graphite botanical drawings from life. Covered topics include: more methods to increase accuracy, transitioning to tonal drawing, light on form fundamentals, realistic textures, and rendering fine plant details. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing.
9/18/2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Coker Arboretum Tour
Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum assistant curator Geoffrey Neal. This walking tour will explore the 5-acres that make up the Arboretum, allowing time for observation and discussion. Each tour differs as the gardens change through the seasons.
9/18/2021
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Native Southeastern Medicinal Plants
Explore the beauty of native southeastern medicinal plants through field identification. Using the expansive resources of the NCBG display gardens and the Piedmont Nature Trails behind the Garden, students take in the abundant medicine that our local flora has to offer. Topics include field identification, ethical gathering and harvesting, history and lore of each plant, therapeutic and medicinal uses as well as preparations. No prerequisites.
9/19/2021
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Fungal Connections, from Mushrooms to Lichens: A Field Trip
Explore the Botanical Garden property for lichens and mushrooms with Gary and Van. Ever wonder what the curious organisms are that grow on rocks and tree trunks? Ever wonder what that mushroom is that sprung up overnight or what its ecological role might be? We will walk around the Botanical Garden Piedmont Trails (and maybe also Mason Farm) looking for lichens and mushrooms. Then we will wrap up with a discussion including displaying what we found on tables. We will bring a variety of field guides and go over the principles of lichen and mushroom identification. We will be walking through woods so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. A water bottle is also a good idea as well as a basket to collect mushrooms. Also, feel free to bring lichens and mushrooms with you to the field trip and we will identify and discuss them.
9/21/2021
9:30 AM to 11/16/2021 12:30 PM
Visualizing the Landscape; A Photographic Exploration into the Trails of the NCBG
Participants will join a masters level educator and professional photographer to explore the many trails of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Through a series of exercises and personalized assignments, students will examine technical, aesthetic, and emotional elements that contribute to creating strong imagery beyond the basics. While experimenting with design attributes including light, color, tonality, and texture, participants consider lens choices, angle of approach, and compositional arrangement. They will contemplate their own relationship to the land including environmental concerns, symbolic representation, or use of metaphor to represent a broader message. At the end of each workshop session, participants will receive a custom quality 8x10 matted print of their work to exhibit in the instructor’s 2022 show at the NCBG DeBerry Gallery, Garden Journeys: A Portrait Artist Explores the Landscape with Those Who Nurture It.
9/21/2021
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Lovesome Okra: An Ethnobotanical Perspective of the Past, Present, and Future Thereof - Virtual
Plants have played a significant role in the evolution of life on Earth and have in many ways served as multifaceted agents in all societies since prehistoric times. Ethnobotany is the study of flora concerning how they are utilized by the many facets of people. This includes culture, foodstuff, and technology. Whether it is a component of food, ceremony, medical, or applied science, plants have been and continue to be a part of human evolution. In this course, we will highlight a specific plant, okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) from a past, present, and future ethnobotanical perspective. Beginning with the past and ending in the future we will dive into the world of okra to discover how this organism has affected: health, nutrition, holistic wellness, technology, and its interaction with other organisms including the environment. There will be special emphasis on the potential okra has to offer as a component in manufacturing and medicine.
October
10/1/2021
9:30 AM to 10/22/2021 12:30 PM
Light on Form
Light shining on a subject gives it mass, volume and form; providing the viewer with information about where the light is coming from. Without light, you cannot create the illusion of 3-dimensions. This class concentrates on how to create this illusion by learning how to draw and paint how light effects flowers and leaves.
10/2/2021
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Early Autumn at Mason Farm
An in-depth tour of Mason Farm Biological Reserve’s Old Farm Trail that travels through some 260 years of cultural and natural history. Explore the beauty of fall, and learn about the Garden’s intense management of both field and forest on the Reserve. The walk includes a short hike off-trail into the Shagbark Hickory Forest. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water (and a walking stick if you use one). Meeting spot supplied upon registration. $18 ($16 Members)
10/2/2021
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Introduction to Mushrooms
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
This course is intended for a broad audience as an introduction to mushrooms, including their identification, ecology and cultivation. Session includes classroom discussion on the basic taxonomy of fleshy fungi and a foray to a nearby forest. Price includes supply fee, which covers materials for mushroom cultivation bags that participants will be able to take home. No prerequisites.
10/3/2021
1:15 PM to 10/24/2021 4:45 PM
Botany for the Artist
Basic botanical knowledge strengthens the artist’s ability identify and interpret their plant subjects. This course will reinforce botanical terminology and aid in the student’s understanding of which parts of a plant are important to observe and draw with accuracy in botanical illustration. The course will also reinforce knowledge of plant structures to support accurate identification of plants within their natural habitats using taxonomic keys.
10/6/2021
1:00 PM to 10/27/2021 5:00 PM
Beginning Watercolor: Virtual
In this class, students are introduced to watercolor and learn basics techniques such as flat and graded washes. Students learn to paint various simple shapes (spheres and cylinders) and a small botanical subject. Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing.
10/6/2021
1:15 PM to 10/27/2021 4:45 PM
Intermediate Expressive Watercolor
This class introduces students to fluid watercolor techniques such as wet-on-wet. Students will learn to work with more water in the beginning and middle of the painting process and then rely on the skills learned in Beginning Watercolor to refine and add detail towards the end of the process. Students will create textures for backgrounds, work on color mixing using a limited palette, and learn to use glazing and masking fluid. Techniques for correcting mistakes in watercolor will also be covered. Upon completion of this course, students will have knowledge/skill of the following: • Working with various amounts of water and watercolor paint; • Working wet-on-wet; • Working with masking fluid; • Making a variety of watercolor textures such as salt, plastic wrap, etc.; • Glazing; • Working with a limited palette; and • Color mixing
10/8/2021
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Native Seed Propagation
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
Intended for all levels, students learn seed propagation techniques for native perennials and woody plants. Topics include seed collection methods, post-collection handling, cleaning equipment and techniques, seed storage, seed sowing techniques, sowing media, cultural requirements of seedlings, and dormancy requirements. No prerequisites.
10/9/2021
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Lichens
This class is intended for a broad audience. Lichens (lichenized fungi) are symbiotic organisms that consist of fungal, algal and/or bacterial partners. Among the first life-forms to live on land, lichens have occupied nearly every habitat on Earth and grow on many of the surfaces of our environment. This class introduces students to the fascinating world of lichen biology, the dazzling diversity of the local lichen flora, and their importance as indicators of environmental health. Includes lecture, demonstrations, and a foray out into the Garden.
10/14/2021
9:30 AM to 11/11/2021 12:30 PM
Fall Flora
Event is Full: Accepting Wait List Registrations
This course is intended for a broad audience. Field trips and exercises provide experience in the use of identification keys and recognition of plants in a natural setting. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of basic plant morphology, naming conventions for plants and the history of scientific naming, how to identify the prominent plants of the season using a dichotomous key and field characteristics, all through a season-specific lens. No prerequisites.
10/16/2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Coker Arboretum Tour
Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum assistant curator Geoffrey Neal. This walking tour will explore the 5-acres that make up the Arboretum, allowing time for observation and discussion. Each tour differs as the gardens change through the seasons.
10/16/2021
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Fall Cornucopia: Pumpkins and Fall Foliage in Watercolor
Join Beverly Dyer, Certified Botanical Illustrator, to learn how to paint pumpkins and fall foliage in watercolor. We will learn wet-on-wet techniques and how to shade. Bring a pumpkin of your choice and some fall foliage. Beginners welcome. Beverly’s style is loose and fun.
10/20/2021
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Local Trees
This short course is perfect for those just beginning their study of trees or for recent transplants to the NC Piedmont who want to identify the common deciduous trees in their backyard gardens and neighborhoods. Students spend time outdoors, walking in the Garden or on the Piedmont Nature Trails, learning about common trees, how to identify them, and understanding why they grow where they do.
10/21/2021
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Local Trees
This short course is perfect for those just beginning their study of trees or for recent transplants to the NC Piedmont who want to identify the common deciduous trees in their backyard gardens and neighborhoods. Students spend time outdoors, walking in the Garden or on the Piedmont Nature Trails, learning about common trees, how to identify them, and understanding why they grow where they do.
10/23/2021
9:30 AM to 11/13/2021 12:30 PM
Scratchboard: The Knife and the Quill
Scratchboard is the process of removing ink with a knife blade to create a black and white illustration. Using different angles of a blade can produce the look of fine lace or a traditional woodcut with strong, bold lines. Using both an angled knife blade and a flexible ink quill, students will explore the wonderful variety of textures achievable using two very simple instruments.
10/27/2021
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Local Trees
This short course is perfect for those just beginning their study of trees or for recent transplants to the NC Piedmont who want to identify the common deciduous trees in their backyard gardens and neighborhoods. Students spend time outdoors, walking in the Garden or on the Piedmont Nature Trails, learning about common trees, how to identify them, and understanding why they grow where they do.
10/30/2021
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Peak of Autumn at Penny's Bend
A two-mile hike through the fall landscape of this 84-acre natural area in northeast Durham. Surrounded on three sides by the Eno River, Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve encompasses mature forests and prairies with regionally rare plants. Explore the fall scenery as you learn about how the Garden manages this unique property. Much of this hike is on primitive trails over uneven terrain, with one short, steep climb up from the river. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring a walking stick, insect repellant and water. Meeting spot supplied upon registration. $18 ($16 Members)
November
11/2/2021
1:15 PM to 11/23/2021 4:45 PM
Pen and Ink
In this class, students learn to draw with pen and ink using standard techniques and conventions. Students work with both “old-fashioned” dip pens and modern technical pens to create accurate botanical drawings. Prerequisite: Intermediate Drawing.
11/11/2021
11:00 AM to 11/12/2021 5:00 PM
Virtual Visiting Artist - Introduction to Gouache: Painting a Southern Magnolia Seedpod
Gouache is a wonderful medium which can create rich, matte effects. This workshop will focus on the instructor’s method of using gouache to paint a Southern Magnolia Seedpod. We will be using gouache in a similar manner to watercolor for the first few layers of washes. We will then transition to dry brush and use semiopaque paint. The workshop will take place live on Zoom, where the instructor will be available to answer questions and advise.
11/20/2021
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Graduation Preparation for the Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration
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. Non-credit course.
11/20/2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Coker Arboretum Tour
Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum assistant curator Geoffrey Neal. This walking tour will explore the 5-acres that make up the Arboretum, allowing time for observation and discussion. Each tour differs as the gardens change through the seasons.