Join Marissa from The Art of Ecology for an introductory series of downloadable, video botanical illustration classes!
Each course is roughly 1 hour long and includes botanical science and artistic techniques designed to improve your illustration pieces! These courses are great for beginners or those who are looking to learn more about the botanical world. After watching the introductory course, try out the “Next Steps” series! This series provides a more in depth look at various plant features that will help you observe plants in a new way and enhance your art.
Pause, rewind, repeat, and watch whenever you want, even if it’s only for 10 minutes at a time while learning more about the botanical illustration process. Upon purchase, you will be emailed a receipt with the link to download.
Courses can be purchased individually, or as a bundle. Each course is $15, however when you purchase all 3 courses in the “Next Steps” series, you will also get the “Introduction to Botanical Illustration” video course for free!
“Introduction to Botanical Illustration”: Discover the art and science of botanical illustration! Learn about the materials needed and how to create a piece from start to finish using colored pencils. This course is perfect for those wishing to start their botanical illustration or art journey.
“Next Steps: Plant Anatomy & Taxonomy”: Discover the various classifications and groupings of plants to better understand and notice patterns throughout wild and gardened plants! You will also take a deeper look at plant anatomy and the parts that create a plant/flower and how to draw those pieces.
“Next Steps: Pigmentation & Color Blending”: What colors make up the plants and how do those pigmentations translate to our illustration? We’ll learn about the various groupings of pigments, what they do, and why.
“Next Steps: Plant & Pollinator Relationships”: Branch into scientific illustrations as you learn how to include pollinators in your botanical illustration! We’ll discuss the importance of including pollinators, and how we can tell a more complete story with our images.