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Friday, December 27, 2013

Two SBAI-Graduates start with SBA's Diploma Course!

(The Adoration of the Aubergines, Shanelle Deater, watercolor - click the image to enlarge)

Shanelle Deater and Sendy Issanti received our Foundational Certificate in Botanical Illustration in November 2013. They were also accepted to the Society of Botanical Artists' Distance Learning Course and will start their 27-month journey towards the SBA Diploma in January 2014.
Susan Curnutte (our 2012 graduate) started with the same journey in January 2013. 
 (Ananas cv., Sendy Issanti, graphite - click the image to enlarge)

(Aubergine, Susan Curnutte, colored pencil- click the image to enlarge)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays to All Our Readers!

(Diane Inman, pen and ink)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2013 Botanical Illustration Scholarships

 (Virginia Creeper and Crossbeak by Karen Boggs Bryant)

Each year the School of Botanical Illustration awards scholarships for new students who are 15 years or older and planning to enroll in any of the required classes  in Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration. In 2013 we have three recipients:

1. Karen Boggs Bryant earned a certificate in Botanical Illustration in 1992 from Denver Botanic Garden's newly established Certificate program for Botanical Illustration. Her intention is to complete the current Foundational Certificate and continue for our Diploma

(Sandhill Cranes by Rebecca Corbett)
2. Rebecca Corbett has a degree in Medical Biology, works in a hospital and from time to time does medical illustration for her colleagues. She is already enrolled in the botanical illustration courses and her goal is, after the certificate in Botanical Illustration continue for the Masters of the Arts degree.

 (A Whale greeting card by Libby Bryant)
3. Libby Bryant starts with her very first Botanical Illustration class in January 2014. For her the discovery of the School of Botanical Illustration is the best gift anyone could have given me right now.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Registration Opens Tomorrow, December 10, 9 a.m.

(Vickey Wood, colored pencil)

Registration for the winter - spring 2014 courses opens tomorrow, 9 a.m. Course catalog can be viewed by clicking here (the downloadable pdf is available by clicking here)  You can register on-line, per phone: 720-865 -3580 (voice-mail), 720-865-3670 and 720-865-3653, or in-person (coffee and gingersnaps are served while you are waiting).
For your inspiration you can see a few images from our recent, mainly entry level courses by clicking here.
Happy hunting and good luck for tomorrow! 
(Lauren Pierson, watercolor)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dollar for Dollar

(Karen Genoff-Campbell, watercolor - in process)

As 2013 comes to a close, the School of Botanical Art & Illustration has been generously offered a challenge grant. For every new dollar donated to the School of Botanical Art and Illustration between today and December 30, 2013, a generous donor has agreed to match your gift. Funds will go to the classroom, mainly to resurface the drafting tables which now after six years of heavy usage are really in need of an overhaul. This is a great opportunity to enhance the School’s resources. The timing is perfect and your gift will be fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

You can transfer your gift in three different ways:
   1. Process your secure gift online by clicking here 
a.    Indicate the Donation amount
b.    Select “School of Botanical Art and Illustration” from the designation drop-down menu.
c.    Click the “Continue” button and proceed to the Checkout
   2. Deliver or mail your check payable to Denver Botanic Gardens by Friday December 27th 2013, 5 p.m.  Our address: Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206. Please add “SBAI Challenge” on the memo line.
   3. Call the Gardens’ Director of Development, Johanna Kelly at 720-865-3517.