Classes & Education

Botanical Drawing Program

Learn to draw under the guidance of artist Carol Anne Sutherland. Beginning with principal drawing of the natural world in black and white, the courses develop technique until students gain the ability to dynamically capture majestic trees in graphite pencil and intricate orchids in colored pencil. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Botanical Drawing Certificate.

Certificate Requirements

Participants earn a Botanical Drawing Certificate upon program completion of 140 total classroom hours.

  • Complete classes 1-9 (135 hours) plus one workshop (5 hours)
  • Buy portfolio, arrange work sequentially in classes 1-9; schedule portfolio review with instructor
  • Participate in Student Drawing Exhibition
  • 5 class meetings per class (3 hours/class; 15 total classroom hours)

List of program courses and 2024 schedule:

  • • Introduction to Drawing in Black and White (Drawing Class 1); course begins Jan. 16 and Jan. 18
    • Intermediate Drawing in Black and White (Drawing Class 2); course begins Feb. 20
    • Introduction to Drawing in Colored Pencil (Drawing Class 3); course begins March 26
    • Intermediate Drawing in Colored Pencil (Drawing Class 4); course begins May 7
    • Drawing Orchids in Black and White (Drawing Class 5); course begins June 18
    • Drawing Orchids in Colored Pencil (Drawing Class 6); course begins July 30
    • Drawing Trees (Drawing Class 7); course begins Sept. 3
    • Fine Line Pen for Botanical Illustration (Drawing Class 8); course begins Oct. 1
    • Drawing the Fall Harvest (Drawing Class 8); course begins Nov. 5

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Drawing Orchids in Colored Pencil


Explore the exquisite and varied colorations of the Orchid family.

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