Mary Bauschelt

Drawing and Painting Botanicals

Sept 18-23, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

Mary’s expertise is in botanical watercolor painting using English watercolor techniques, and includes graphite drawing, botany, plant identification and composition. The class will begin with rendering a botanical subject in graphite by learning 3-dimensional shading techniques, as this will be the students blueprint for a watercolor painting. Students will be practicing watercolor painting techniques including washes and dry brush to paint a plant specimen for an accurate and beautiful botanical.

Botanical art combines art and science creating aesthetically rendered plant portraits. We will study the leaves and veins in order to paint them realistically. Many people who are attracted to botanical art are people who love plants, the environment and the beauty of nature and appreciate the ability to capture what they see using their own artistic interpretation. You will first use graphite pencils to draw, tone your leaves and transfer them to hot press watercolor paper to paint using round sable brushes. Each step of the process will be given during group lectures, demos and with individual instruction. Detail will be emphasized. Dry brush technique will be taught to enhance and form your leaves.

This workshop is for beginners and experienced botanical painters. We will study the properties of watercolor pigments and use the most transparent and lightfast brands for your paintings.

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Mary studied botany and horticulture at UW-Madison where she graduated. She worked and recently retired from the UW Botany Department Greenhouses and Botanical Garden. She earned a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the Morton Arboretum in 1995 and has studied with many Master Botanical Artists around the country.

She has taught botanical art for sixteen years. Mary's work is in the permanent collection at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and she has exhibited nationally and internationally. Mary is a founding member and former board member of the American Society of Botanical Artists.

"The American Society of Botanical Artists has emerged as a leading force in the ongoing botanical art revival."

"It mounts professional level exhibitions, sponsors educational programs, and serves as an important clearinghouse for information on botanical art and artists. With members in America and some twenty foreign countries, it encourages artistic excellence through international exchange and fellowship."
-Diane Bouchier, Founder

Studio: Something for all levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $325
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $375
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $460
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
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A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 9/18
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9/19-9/22
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 9/22
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 9/23
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.