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

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Congratulations Irma!

Irma Sturgell was the lucky winner for one free BI class or $183 towards tuition within the BI-Program. Every time you register to a BI class at Denver Botanic Gardens, you will automatically enter in a drawing. There will be one drawing / year.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thank You Annie Reiser!

Without Annie Reiser's devotion the NOAA poster would not have been realized.
We do have a very limited edition of the poster, if you like to get one ($7), please contact us.

NOTE: This site and the links have been all updated to reflect the new course catalog for January - June 2008.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Typos or Elves?

Two typos found in the new catalog:
Page 2: Mark A. Klingler workshop fee should read: $183 for member and $220 for non-member.
Page 12: Urban Nature: Indoor Plants in Watercolor: dates should read Wed., Feb 13, 20, 27, March 5 and 12.

My vote goes for the elves!

Please correct your printout - the pdf is now revised.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Winter - Spring Course Catalog -ENJOY

( Maria Sibylla Merian: Metamorphosis - Insectorum Surinamensium, 1705)
The new course catalog is out! Registration starts on December 10th for all classes. You can select between 19 required courses, 2 guest workshops and 37 elective courses. Please note the new format for the Open studio.

Cafe Botanique, November 15 - Morrison Center

In May 2007, Renée and Jon Zahourek were guests at the Royal Academy's Linnean Society during the presentation of a historic book on Botany published by that Society and the Natural History Museum, Order Out of Chaos. They met Dr. Charilie Jarvis, primary author of what may be the most significant work on Botany in the last century. At Café Botanique, the Zahoureks will show pictures of the Royal Academy and Linnean Society's publicity about the book and discuss its importance to all of us.

In 2005, Renée and Jon Zahourek founded first Anatomy in Clay Centers, Inc. classrooms in Boulder, CO. In 2006, they began development of an AiCCenter in London, teaching comparative human & horse anatomy classes at Museum of Natural History in London. In 2006, they also founded the Whitman-Zahourek Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to make anatomy study core curriculum, from grade school to graduate school and beyond as life-long learning. They have also authored an innovative means of anatomy study now called Anatomy in Clay.™

Denver Botanic Gardens – Morrison Center 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


( Pears and Plums by Carol Till, a 2005 graduate)
Please stop by Gates Garden Court at Denver Botanic Gardens. BI graduates from 2000-2006 are exhibiting in this show (November-December 2007).

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Celebrating Science

On Friday, November 9, 2007, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder will celebrate and commemorate NOAA science, from its beginnings in the early explorations of our hemisphere, through its evolution as a preeminent science agency, and forward to its future role in the understanding and prediction of the Earth system.

Denver Botanic Gardens’ Botanical Art and Illustration Program has contributed to some of the educational and outreach compounds prepared for the Boulder celebration.
Noaa is inviting us to celebrate, for more detailed information please click