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Anne-Marie Evans.

Anne-Marie Evans.

The Virginia Robinson Gardens will have Anne-Marie Evans in November, 2016:
November 7th – 11th
November 14th – 18th

Anne-Marie added to her lengthy list of credentials when she was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for her services to Botanical Art and Education in the New Year Honours List in December, 2015.

Anne- Marie is in a large way responsible for the renaissance of botanical art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her classes cover the five-step method she developed for producing a botanically correct and beautiful portrait of a floral subject in watercolor.

Anne-Marie welcomes beginners and experienced artists.

Please save the dates for this very special opportunity to be taught by one of the best!

Tuition:  $595 members/$625 non-members each week
$100 non-refundable deposit due upon registration, with balance due one week prior to scheduled class.

On-line registration: Make checks payable to Friends of Robinson Gardens – memo:  Botanical
Classes begin at 9:30 AM and end at 3:30 PM. Please bring your lunch.

Details and supply list will be emailed to all registrants prior to the class.

For additional information please call Friends of Robinson Gardens at 310.550.2068

The Virginia Robinson Gardens is located at: 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA  90210.

by Tania Norris, posted by Deb Shaw

Hybrid Bearded Flag Iris, watercolor on vellum and in the artist's private collection. © 2015 Jenny Phillips, all rights reserved.

Hybrid Bearded Flag Iris, watercolor on vellum and in the artist’s private collection. © 2015 Jenny Phillips, all rights reserved.

Jenny Phillips, internationally renowned botanical artist and teacher, is returning to Southern California to teach watercolor. Sponsored by the Virginia Robinson Gardens, Jenny will be teaching two workshops in two locations: one at the Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills; the other at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Participants may sign up for one or the other, or both.

Jenny runs the Jenny Phillips School for Botanical Art in Melbourne, Australia, and has taught in America, Europe and Africa. Jenny is known for her attention to detail and in her teaching, shares her expertise in helping everyone — from beginning to advanced students. She furthers understanding of the art of botanical painting by giving demonstrations of her methods, tips and the benefits of her experience. Her magic with a paintbrush, her techniques for correcting “mistakes” are well known and her enthusiasm is contagious. All who take her classes come away with a renewed energy and thrill of painting nature.

“Water color techniques and tips for all artists, with an emphasis on botanical art”

Session I: September 21 – 25,  The Huntington, Frances The Frances Lasker Brody Botanical Center
1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108
Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm
For more information, contact Tania Norris.

Session II: September 28 – October 2, Virginia Robinson Gardens
1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, Ca 90210
Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm
For more information contact, Friends of Robinson Gardens

Jenny Phillips discussing techniques at Virginia Robinson Gardens.

Jenny Phillips discussing techniques at Virginia Robinson Gardens.

Fee PER WEEK $595. for Virginia Robinson Garden and Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California members.
Non-members $625. per week. A $100 non-refundable deposit or payment in full will reserve a seat in the class. Remainder payable in full, one week before scheduled class.

A supplies list will be sent to all registered participants. Coffee, tea and water will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Lunch at The Huntington may be purchased from the Café or coffee shop.

To make reservations for the class held at Virginia Robinson Gardens, visit the Virginia Robinson Gardens online; call 310.550.2068; or mail a check to: Friends of Robinson Gardens, 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Jenny Phillips demonstrating techniques at the Virginia Robinson Gardens.

Jenny Phillips demonstrating techniques at the Virginia Robinson Gardens.

To make reservations for the class held at The Huntington, please mail a check made out to Tania Norris: 137 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca 90004.

For more information about either session, please contact Tania Norris.

About the instructor:
Jenny Phillips, a Gold Medalist from The Australian National Print Awards 1998, The Royal Horticultural Society, London 1993, and recipient of the Celia Rosser Award, has focused her drawing, watercolour skills, and love of gardening on botanical art since 1971. She is a renowned botanical artist and one of the most popular and experienced teachers. She has her own Botanical Art School in Melbourne, Australia, and has her paintings in many notable collections, including that of H.R.H. Prince Charles. Jenny’s teaching always includes effective ways to achieve maximum effect with ease and her wit is always evident.

by Tania Norris, posted by Deb Shaw

Anne-Marie Evans.

Anne-Marie Evans.

Anne-Marie Evans will be returning to the Virginia Robinson Gardens in March, 2015 to teach Drawing, Aerial Perspective, and Composition to artists in all mediums. Drawing, aerial perspective and composition will be covered in depth and every student of botanical art will benefit from Anne-Marieʼs expertise and will be given the knowledge to advance their future botanical works.

 

Monday, March 23 – Friday, 27, 2015
The basics of drawing botanically correct specimens

Saturday, March 28, 2015
A one-day session with Anne-Marie to help students with their unfinished paintings

Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3, 2015
Aerial perspective and composition for botanical art

Virginia Robinson Gardens and BAGSC Members: $595.00 per week. Non-members: $625.00 per week.
Saturday, March 28th: Virginia Robinson Gardens and BAGSC Members: Members $100.00. Non-members $125.00.
A $100.00 deposit is non-refundable.

Classes will be held daily from 9 am – 3:30 pm in the Pool Pavilion, Virginia Robinson Gardens, 1108 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, California, 90210.

Payment may be made by check, payable to Friends of the Robinson Gardens; by phone, 310-550-2068; or online. A materials list will be sent to all participants. Coffee, tea and water will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

Anne-Marie Evans is known throughout the world as a master teacher of botanical art. Her classes are filled with the most thoroughly researched methods of giving information so that students can benefit to the fullest from their attendance.

by Deb Shaw

Detail of Cucurbita Maxima, watercolor by Deborah Shaw, © 2014, all rights reserved.

Detail of Cucurbita Maxima, watercolor by Deborah Shaw, © 2014, all rights reserved.

The Ultimate Color Mixing Workshop has moved to Wednesday, January, 14 – Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the Virginia Robinson Gardens.

The workshop details are the same, as posted on a previous BAGSC News Blog article. You may find it at: https://bagscblog.com/2014/10/12/deborah-shaw-to-teach-the-ultimate-color-mixing-workshop-at-the-virginia-robinson-gardens/

9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $225 for Virginia Robinson Gardens members and Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California (BAGSC) members; $275 for non-members.
$50 deposit is non-refundable.

The Virginia Robinson Gardens has just installed online registration! Register for this workshop by going to: http://www.robinsongardens.org/product/ultimate-color-mixing-class/

You also can still make reservations by calling (310) 550-2068; or mail a check, made payable to: FRIENDS OF ROBINSON GARDENS. The Virginia Robinson Gardens are located at 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, California 90210.

by Deb Shaw

Tired of spending endless time and paint trying to find the right color? Learn to mix colors through color theory. This fun, no-stress overview workshop is for beginners through advanced participants and goes beyond what is typically taught in botanical color mixing classes. Although this watercolor workshop will focus on botanical subjects, the theory and exercises apply to all art forms and media, including: plein air, still life, and portraits; whether they’re created in watercolor, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, or pastel. Learn about:

  • The hidden values in color, and color mixing basics.
  • Where colors fall on the color wheel, and how that affects mixing.
  • Transparency, lightfastness, granulation.
  • Basic color theories and changing color through the ages (how did Van Gogh get those sad violets?).
  • Color mixing and painting methods.
  • How to avoid mixing mud, AND how to (purposefully) mix the appropriate mud, shadows and other nasty colors.
  • Mixing beyond the basics, including a handout containing the ultimate color mixing exercise.

Monday, October 27, 2014, and Tuesday, October 28, 2104, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $225 for Virginia Robinson Gardens members and Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California (BAGSC) members; $275 for non-members.
$50 deposit is non-refundable.

Tea, coffee and water provided. Bring your own lunch. A materials list will be supplied. Paint samples will be supplied.

Suz Landay and Kerstin Royce look over Deb Shaw's shoulder during a demonstration.

Suz Landay and Kerstin Royce look over Deb Shaw’s shoulder during a demonstration.

Classes will be held in the Pool Pavilion, Virginia Robinson Gardens, 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills. To make reservations, visit Virginia Robinson Gardens; call (310) 550-2068; or mail a check, made payable to: FRIENDS OF ROBINSON GARDENS.

Instructor biography:
Deborah Shaw has a degree in fine art from Pomona College, The Claremont Colleges, where she also studied botany and native California flora. Ms. Shaw is an active member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. She has taught art and botanical art at numerous venues, including The Getty; The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; Virginia Robinson Gardens; and Bowers Museum. She taught illustration, digital design and information design at the University of California, Irvine, Extension where she was the recipient of the “Distinguished Instructor” award.

Deborah’s work has been displayed in juried and non-juried exhibitions, and is in private collections. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University. She has received numerous awards for art, illustration, design, product design and advertising. Her preferred media include graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, scratchboard, Illustrator and Photoshop.

by Tania Norris, posted by Deb Shaw

Multi-petalled flower, watercolor work in progress. © 2014, Akiko Enokido.

Multi-petalled flower, watercolor work in progress. © 2014, Akiko Enokido.

Akiko Enokido will be coming to the Virginia Robinson Gardens to teach us how to work on multi-petalled flowers and how to shade. Plus, students can also bring unfinished work to finish.

For those who have taken a class from Akiko before, you know that she not only brings her wonderful artist’s talent to share but also a teacher’s understanding of how to help those of us who aspire to be better artists.

I look forward to seeing you, and if you have any questions please email me and I will try to to help.

VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS
BOTANICAL ART CLASS with Master Teacher AKIKO ENOKIDO

JUNE 24 AND 25, 2014, 9.30 – 3.30 daily

Classes will be held in the Pool Pavilion, Virginia Robinson Gardens, 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills.

Fee for the two day session is $200 for Friends of Robinson Gardens and $225 for non-members. A non-refundable deposit of $100 to hold space can be accepted but full payment must be received by June 20.

To make reservations visit http://www.RobinsonGarens.org or call Bianca at (310) 550-2068.

Mail check, made payable to:
FRIENDS OF ROBINSON GARDEN
1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, Ca 90210

A supplies list will be sent to all participants upon registration. Coffee, tea and water will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.

Akiko Enokido is a long time award winning member of Botanical Artists organizations in America and Japan and and has been accepted in the most important exhibitions in both countries. Her beautifully rendered paintings are known for their exquisite color, detailing and composition and are prized by their owners including the Hunt Institution, curators of the most important modern botanical collection in America.

By Julia Klein, posted by Deb Shaw

Anne-Marie Evans

Anne-Marie Evans

Anne-Marie Evans will be teaching Workshops for Botanical Artists in March of this year:

Session 1: March 24 – March 28, 2014
Session 2: March 31 – April 4, 2014

The classes will be held in the Virginia Robinson Gardens Pool Pavilion, and costs are $595.00 per session for members, or $675.00 per session for non-members. Register by phone at 310.550.2068 or by mail. Make checks payable to Friends of Robinson Gardens, and please write “Botanical” on the memo line of your check. A supply list will be emailed to participants prior to class.

Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Please bring your own lunch. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.

Anne-Marie Evans welcomes beginners to experienced artists. Her class covers her unique six-step method for producing a botanically correct and beautiful portrait of a floral subject in watercolor. Anne-Marie Evans is one of the most prominent botanical art teachers in the world. She is in a large way, responsible for the renaissance of botanical art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and has taught in many countries.

Anne-Marie was responsible for the suggestion and follow-up of the florilegium of the Prince Charles’s Highgrove Estate and whose pages include paintings by several of her students. Copies of the florilegium can be viewed in Southern California, on request, at both the Getty Research Institute and the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens, San Marino.

The Virgina Robinson Gardens is located at 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, California 90210.

by Cristina Baltayian, posted by Deb Shaw

Thumbnail of colored pencil artwork by Cristina Baltayian, © 2013, all rights reserved.

Thumbnail of colored pencil artwork by Cristina Baltayian, © 2013, all rights reserved.

Cristina Baltayian will teach a five-day class in colored pencil techniques with botanical art, including colored pencil washes, layering colors, burnishing, blending, the basics of color mixing, and more. Drawing and composition skills will be emphasized, and students will do some quick sketching to capture the characteristics and rhythm of the plant.

The class will be held at the Virginia Robinson Gardens in the Pool Pavilion
1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, California 90210

Monday, October 28 – Friday, November 1
10 am – 3 pm

Cost is $400 for Friends of Robinson Gardens members; $475 for non-members. Register online, or by phone, 310.550.2068, or by mail at the address above: Friends of Robinson Gardens, memo “October Botanical.”

Cristina has a background in drawing (graphite, charcoal, pen and ink), two-dimensional design, watercolor and colored pencils. Her work has been exhibited at Filoli, the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Chapman University Leatherby Libraries, and the Robinson Gardens Florileguim. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Colored Pencil Society of America and the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California. Cristina also currently teaches botanical illustration classes at the Los Angeles  Arboretum.

by Tania Norris, posted by Deb Shaw

Just a reminder for those that have not signed up, that there are still a few spots available in Jenny Phillips class at the Virginia Robinson Gardens (VRG).

Jenny’s classes are always fun and rewarding and this time the three day class is drawing in preparation for the watercolor class the following week. So if possible, please take both segments as they are really one class. For those unable to take the drawing section, it will mean that you won’t be able (probably) to finish the painting in one week.

Jenny suggested roses as the subject but as most gardens have been pruned am not sure of availability so we may have a different subject and if so, one that can be included in the Florilegium. Or we may have a choice of subject.

For those that took Anne-Marie’s classes and painted wisteria and/or coral tree, we are hoping that while Jenny is here that they will be judged and the best two added to the Florilegium.

Please bring your finished paintings to VRG by April 8th. Please have them in a protective cover, unsigned if possible but clearly marked on  the back of the painting with your name and phone number. Please remember that if your painting wins, you keep the copyright but you are giving the painting to Virginia Robinson Gardens and they will have the right to reproduce the painting for cards, prints, folio or anything else that flower paintings can used and that any monies from the sales of the reproductions belongs to VRG. The paintings will be aded to the permanent collection at the Gardens.

roses

 

The following is the information for Jenny’s class:

April 10, 11 and 12, 2013
Drawing beautiful botanically correct roses in graphite

April 15 – 19, 2013
Focusing on a florileguim quality painting in watercolor of a rose

Jenny Phillips is one of the most renowned botanical artists in the world and one of the most popular and experienced teachers. She has her own Botanical Art School in Melbourne, Australia, and has her paintings in many notable collections, including that of H.R.H. Prince Charles. Jenny’s teaching always includes effective ways to achieve maximum effect with ease and her wit is always evident.

Classes will be held at Virginia Robinson Gardens from 9 – 3:30 on each of the days listed above.

A supplies list will be sent to all participants. Coffee, tea and water will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Painting subject may change due to availability of garden roses in April.

Fees for the three day session are $375 for VRG and BAGSC members; $450 for non-members. The five day session is $595 for VRG and BAGSC members; $650 for non-members. A deposit of $100 per class to hold the space can be accepted, but is non-refundable.

To make reservations, visit the Virginia Robinson Gardens online; call 310.550.2068; or mail a check to: Friends of Robinson Gardens, 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Questions? Contact Tania Norris.

by Tania Norris, posted by Deb Shaw

Virginia Robinson Gardens has announced two upcoming botanical art classes: Anne-Marie Evans and Jenny Phillips.

Anne-Marie Evans

Anne-Marie Evans

Anne-Marie Evans (seated) assisting a student.

February marks the thirteenth annual botanical art class with the renowned Anne-Marie Evans. There will be two classes:
February 4 – 8, 2013 and
February 11 – 15, 2013
9:30 – 3:30 daily

The classes will be two separate weeks, but students may participate either week or in both  weeks as the flower painted will be judged and the winnerʼs painting included in the Virginia Robinson Gardenʼs Florilegium.

Price per week is $595. for members and $675. for non-members. A deposit of $100.00
per week, which is non-refundable, may be made but as space is limited, the full amount must be received by February 1.

Jenny Phillips

Jenny Phillips lecturing and demonstrating to a class.

Jenny Phillips lecturing and demonstrating to a class.

Jenny Phillips, one of the worldʼs foremost botanical artists and teachers, will return for two sessions:
April 10 – 13, 2013, and
April 15 – 19, 2013
9.30 – 3.30 daily

The price for the three day session is $375. for members and $425 for nonmembers. The five day session is $595. for members and $675. for non-members. A deposit of $100. per session, which is non-refundable, may be paid. The balance is due by April 5, 2013.

All painting subjects to be announced for both classes, and a supplies list will be sent to all participants.

Coffee, tea and water will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

To pay by credit card, contact Bianca at the Virginia Robinson Gardens at (310) 550-2068 or send a check made out to: Friends of Virginia Robinson Gardens, 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, Ca 90210.

Please contact Tania Norris if you have any questions.

 

by Tania Norris, posted by Deb Shaw

Anne-Marie Evans reviewing students' work.

Anne-Marie Evans reviewing students’ work.

Anne-Marie Evans is one of the most prominent botanical art teachers in the world. She is returning this autumn to the Robinson Gardens to teach DEVELOPING OBSERVATIONAL AND DRAWING SKILLS. Anne-Marie welcomes novice to experienced artists into her classroom.  Her unique way of teaching with a gentle prodding for higher standards leaves each student at the end of the session with a sense of accomplishment.

Course Description: The class will focus on the process of drawing rather than the final finished drawing. As well as seeking to develop observational skills, it offers a methodical and analytical method of approach to a complex subject – the pineapple… Relevant exercises will be included throughout the course.

Dates: October 22 – 26, 2012 (10 am through 3 pm)
Monday 10/22/12 Robinson Gardens Florilegium volunteer day. Tuesday through Friday botanical art class.

Location: Robinson Gardens Pool Pavilion

Cost: $595 for Friends of Robinson Gardens, Robinson Gardens Society and BAGSC members and $675 for non-members.

Non-members may purchase a Robinson Gardens Society membership for $55, save $25 on this workshop’s tuition, and benefit from the many attractions at the Gardens for a whole year.

Deposit: A non-refundable $75 deposit is requested ASAP in order to secure a student’s reservation, due to limited space for this class.

Class Material:
A pineapple
Scissors
Eraser
Pencils HB,*B,2H
Tracing paper
Paper glue
HP watercolor paper
Good quality velum
An empty bottle
A fork

For more information please contact the Friends of Robinson Gardens office at info@robinsongardens.org. There are only a few spaces left.

by Tania Norris, posted by Deb Shaw

We are privileged to have two of the foremost artists and teachers in the world of Botanical Art scheduled to give classes at the Virginia Robinson Gardens shortly.

Jenny Phillips

Jenny Phillips

JENNY PHILLIPS, from Australia, has her own botanical art school in Melbourne. She has not taught in America for five years so it is wonderful to have her back.
Class dates: April 11, 12 and 13, 2012
Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm each day.
Subject: Tonal work to emphasize form and planning a composition which will fill a page with movement and meaning.
Cost: $375.00

Jenny has also asked that each student bring a painting so that she can help with any problem areas that we need special help with.

Elaine Searle

Elaine Searle

 

ELAINE SEARLE, from England, will be returning for another of her popular classes. Elaineʼs quiet way of explaining “how to” has given us many “a ha” moments. Elaine is always ready to look at our paintings and help with problems.
Class dates: June 4 – 8, 2012.
Time: 9:30 am – 3pm
Subject still to be decided. Please let me know your thoughts.
Cost: $595.00

To register for the classes, please contact the Friends of Robinson Gardens by telephone if paying by credit card, (310) 550-2068 or if paying by check, please make payable to the  Friends of Robinson Gardens and mail to:
1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

If you have any questions, please email me or call.

Look forward to seeing you at two wonderful classes,
Tania Norris

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