It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Botanical illustration in the Amazonas

Lorraine Kaminsky Martins has been organizing the Amazon trips for the Margaret Mee Foundation in Rio for 16 years and for Dulce Nascimento, who has a Botanical Illustration course on the Amazon for 9 years.
If you would like to join this year, details are attached (click the word 'attached' and a new window will open):
1. The Margaret Mee Foundation's 16th trip "Following in Margaret Mee's Footsteps"-
May 12 -18, 2007.
2. The Ninth Botanical Illustration Course in the Amazon by Dulce Nascimento, the
second artistic scholar of the Margaret Mee Foundation – May 19 - 25, 2007.
Many of you met Dulce Nascimento in Denver for a couple of years ago. Last year a group from GNSI (Guild of Natural Science Illustrators) participated in Margaret Mee Foundation's trip organized by Dulce, and an article about it is coming out in the February issue of GNSI Newsletter.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Science Carnival, Putnam Elementary, Fort Collins

(Please left click on the images to get a readible image.
For visiting information and driving directions, please go to the Calendar on the right column; click the title "Sciece Carnival" and a new window with additional information incl. a map will open)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Join me to congratulate our ten new Graduates!

Our program has once again proven its strength. At the portfolio review yesterday, January 26th, ten of our students had successfully completed the requirements for the Certificate and each of them presented an outstanding portfolio.
We, the instructors, are very satisfied and proud of the level of competence you present in your work.

I hope that you continue participating in our program and wish you all the luck and success in the future.

(Please check the link January 2007 under “2007 Graduates” on the right column.)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Annika's workshop

There are still some seats available!!

Course #07W BI400
Monday – Friday (February 12-16); 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Science Fair

When: Saturday, February 3, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Putnam Elementary School of Science, 1400 Maple Street, Fort Collins.

Denver Botanic Gardens’ Certificate on Botanical Art and Illustration Program and Childrens’ Program will be presented by Marjorie Leggitt at her GNSI booth. Last year about 1000 people attended including kids and parents from 22 schools.
Among the other participants so far: USGS Science Center (with info about research on black footed ferrets, mountain lions, bats), various departments at CSU (Chemistry, Physics, Nutrition, Child Development (brain research), Geology, US Forest Service Research Station, Rocky Mountain Raptor Association, Fort Collins Audubon Society, Discovery Science Center, Hewlett Packard Visiting Scientist Program.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Invitation - Please reserve the date (February 20, 2007)

Special reception and book signing for Annika Silander-Hökerberg, award winning botanical illustrator, Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medalist and author.
The reception, which will include a preview of her world-class art exhibit on display at Denver Botanic Gardens, precedes her Bonfils-Stanton lecture where she is the guest speaker along with James Reveal.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet and speak with the artist about her work and meet Donald G. Peterson, the Consul of Sweden.

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: Gates Garden Court, Denver Botanic Gardens

Light refreshments will be served.

If you are also interested in attending the Bonfils-Stanton lecture from 7-9 p.m., you can register at the special DBG member rate of $16 by calling 720-865-3580 or
on line .

Monday, January 15, 2007

Portfolio review!

Friday, January 26th (2 p.m.), Denver Botanic Gardens, Classroom C.