Illustrating Heirloom Irises at Chatfield Farms

Join us for a rare opportunity to illustrate history! Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms curates a collection of rare heirloom irises, and many are so rare that they now only exist in this one location. This course will provide time to view, photograph, sketch and learn about this stunning heirloom iris collection. You will also have the unique chance to learn from staff horticulturists and view historic illustrations of irises from the 1600s and 1700s. The class will focus on preparing your iris sketches to become final plates.

This course is an elective in the Botanical Illustration Certificate Program. Prerequisites must be completed to register. The course fee does not include materials.

*Registration closes one week ahead of the start date.*

Prerequisites: Pencil I (Botanical Illustration), Light on Form, Botany for the Botanical Illustrator, Composition for Botanical Illustration, Perfecting Perspective

Fee: $375, $315 member

Onsite: Wed May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 9 a.m. - noon MT

Instructor: Shiere Melin

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