Nature Illustration Camp: Aquatic Life (Ages 8-14)
July 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday-Friday, July 19-July 23
Naturalist and internationally award-winning botanical watercolor artist Hillary Parker returns this summer to teach two week-long, theme-based Nature Illustration Camps in our outdoor classroom.
Young artists will study, explore, and compare the fresh and saltwater habitats at the Gardens. Close observation of animal life using catch-and-release techniques will help campers see frogs, fish, turtles, salamanders, crabs, mollusks, and aquatic bugs in a whole new light. Participants will develop a strong foundation in observation, drawing, and painting skills using pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. By the end of the week, students will have a portfolio of drawings and paintings based on daily discoveries. All art supplies are included with tuition.
Hillary Parker is a naturalist and international award-winning botanical watercolor artist with paintings exhibited and sold worldwide. She enjoys a dual painting and teaching career spanning 30 years, including requests for private and public watercolor commissions, juried international exhibitions, lectures, workshops, ongoing botanical art classes, private art instruction, online private art classes, corporate art events, and solo and group shows with botanical gardens and art galleries.