Introduction to Botanical Illustration

20nov9:30 am4:30 pmIntroduction to Botanical Illustrationwith Lisa Rasmussen

Event Details

Get a taste of what it is like to be a botanical illustrator through this introductory workshop! During careful observation and working with live plant specimens found at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, workshop attendees will render their chosen specimen in watercolor as accurately as possible. Master illustrator, Lisa Rasmussen, will share tips and tricks along the way. Class discussion will include color mixing and color theory. All participants are responsible for bringing their own [familiar] watercolor supplies and materials. Your registration confirmation will contain a materials list.

$95; Nonmembers $115

About the Instructor

Lisa Rasmussen has been an artist all her life. Her start came from intently observing and drawing the tiny wildflowers in a wooded area behind the house where she grew up. Strongly influenced by her mom who was also an artist, she is a versatile artist, illustrator & graphic designer. She is proficient in graphite, watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink, mixed media, printmaking, colored pencil and digital. She lets the medium dictate the style. Much of her work is realistic in terms of rendering, but the subject matter is sometimes more fantastical. For the last 15 years, she has taught on the college level at various regional institutions of higher learning including: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, CCAC, Carlow, Slippery Rock, Waynesburg and CMU. She holds a BFA from CMU and an MFA in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MS in Education from Russell Sage College.

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This program is suitable for adults over age 18. Please sign in to receive member discount.


(Sunday) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, kindly give 48 hours notice to receive a refund, by calling the Garden at 412-444-4464. No refunds will be issued after that point. The Garden reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment, or in the event of severe weather.