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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Immersed in the Burren - Diploma Presentation


Immersed in the Burren: A Botanical Journey through the West of Ireland
Michael Campbell

Join Michael Campbell for a reflection on his numerous expeditions to a region located on the western edge of Ireland known as the Burren. Due to its unique geology, climate and diversity of flora and fauna, the Burren is an area of great ecological interest and contains over 70% of the country’s flowering plant species. Campbell will share his botanical adventures and his artwork, inspired by the region’s distinct landscape.

- This is Michael Campbell's presentation for Diploma in Applied Botanical Illustration

After 30 years as a graphic designer, art director and creative director, Campbell has embarked on a second career as a botanical artist. He is a graduate from the School of Botanical Art and Illustration in 2010 and is currently studying within the Diploma Program. In addition to his personal studies, Campbell shares his love for the arts and botany through teaching at University of Colorado Boulder, Regis University and Front Range Community College.

Sunday, January 20, 1-2:30 p.m.  
 Mitchell Hall

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Prayer Trees of Colorado in Cafe Botanique


Prayer Trees of Colorado

John Wesley Anderson


Join local author John Wesley Anderson for a discussion on prayer trees in Colorado. Anderson will introduce characteristics of these trees, which can be identified through unique shapes and growth patterns, large areas of missing bark, pruning or scars. These living artifacts provide rich ethnobotanical information.

John W. Anderson is an author, artist and consultant. He has written and published several non-fiction books with the Old Colorado City Historical Society.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:30-8 p.m.
Gates Hall

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Happy New Year 2019


Autumn leaves, colored pencil by Karen Mahnken


To start the New Year please enjoy some images from late last year. Every year we offer at least one class in textile design, this time the class was inspired by English textile artist Lesley Richmond and her nature inspired work.
Ernst Haeckel inspired class challenged the students to create complex arrangements. Ernst Haeckel was a German naturalist who named and described thousands of new species (mainly marine) in the later part of the 19th century. Haeckel was a master of symmetry and organization.

To see more images from these classes and few others, please click here.


Trumpet vine with humming birds, watercolor by Sue Carr