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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Scheduling problems and Global warming

(Apple blossoms in process by Barbara Weaver, please click the image to enlarge)

The Botanical Illustration Program publishes two program catalogs per year: the January – June catalog is put together during previous September-October. The July – December catalog is done in the end of March – April (same year). The probability for snow between the end of February and end of March is high in Denver and March is considered to be the snowiest month of a year. This year we scheduled a “winter landscape” class for March but the lilacs were blooming and we didn’t get any snow during that period. The class content was changed to a Botanical winter landscapes without snow.
Last fall we optimistically scheduled a colored pencil course “Flowering fruit trees” for May, since that is the time for fruit trees to bloom in Colorado. This year all blooming was over by the end of April and that class became a: Draw from your photos –course focusing. We are certainly seeing the effect of chancing or fluctuation temperature even in the Botanical illustration curriculum –
Please see more photos from the colored pencil class in the BI-Facebook. We are also showing student work from the carbon dust class which focused on Bamboo.
(Bamboo by Rebecca Kester, carbon dust)

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