Botanical Art Classes in the Greater Pittsburgh Area
Individual members of the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society (AHBAS) may on occasion share their experience through classes and workshops. See the events page for details
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers botanical art classes in a certificate format for students interested in pursuing art for pleasure and personal enrichment. Students enrolled in the certificate program learn to draw botanical subjects with scientific accuracy, artistry and mastery of technical methods. Using a basic knowledge of plant morphology, participants develop the skills to document plants in intricate detail, including the root system, upper and under leaf surfaces, flowers, fruit and seed heads. Participants may work toward two certificates, or enroll in individual courses. However, many classes require pre-requisites that build on skills learned in previous courses. Students can choose between two concentrations: colored pencil or watercolor.