Botanical Illustration: Fruits and Flowers

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Effective January 1: Masks are Optional in VisArts’ Classrooms and Studios

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Students will explore inking techniques, both in black and white, dip pens as well as Micron pens and colored inks. The pattern shown is by William Morris. We will do patterns such as this, as well as still lifes, with real flowers and fruits. We will have an arrangement set up on camera, as well as have students receive some close-up photos in advance of the setup, that they will work from. We’ll look at illustrations from other eras, as well as the work of contemporary artists, to create a piece suitable for framing. 


  • Watercolor paper
  • Micron pens (size 05, variety of colors and black)
  • #2 pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Small, pointed brushes (size 6)
  • Eraser


  • Dip pens (the “Crowquill” by Hunt is recommended. Choose Higgins inks or any other brand in a few colors including black)
  • Watercolor pencils

This class is for ages 14 and up.

Instruction will be provided through the Zoom platform. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download zoom on their computer, phone, or tablet. Once you register for the class, you will be sent an e-mail with the Zoom URL to log in to the class. Please provide a correct and viable e-mail address when registering as this is how you receive your link.

Please use the Notes section on the registration form to list any accommodations you will need during the class.

Image: William Morris


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