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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Botanical Illustration 2015 Scholarship Recipients

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 2015 we have four recipients and two of them have already started taking classes during the year.

( Fall Favorites, Graphite by Holly D'Oench)

Holly D'Oench is already enrolled in the courses at our school since this fall. She has a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from CU Boulder has spent the past four years working as a field biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the National Ecological Observatory Network. Holly if focusing on developing and improving her technical skills and studying botanical illustration to obtain a basis of blending art and science. Her ultimate goal is to become a professional scientific illustrator.  
(Orchid, etching by Sandra Doherty)

Sandra Doherty has her background in arts and education. Sandra likes to develop her skills further and apply the learned to different design elements such as wallpaper and textiles.

Graphite by Emily Prengaman

Emily Prengaman studied anthropology and fine arts at Carnegie Mellon. She is currently involved in K12 teaching and the education program at Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Her goal is to develop her skills in developing educational materials and interactives. She is also looking forward to working within our BI-community.  
(Hinoki Cypress Bonsai, graphite by Lyn Wellsand)

Lyn Wellsand enrolled in our courses during the late summer 2015 and her goal is to graduate in 2016. Lyn has a graphic design degree from American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL and comes to Colorado from Georgia. Her goal is to develop her own style as a successful botanical illustrator.

Congratulations to you all and welcome to the School of Botanical Art and Illustration! 

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