Vol 1 of "Ten Steps - A Course in Botanical Art, Volumes 1-12" is a 'how-to' book on the fine art of botanical illustration with historical background and art and book supply information. This five-class study format is perfect for all levels as it lays the foundation for a wonderful study of the French Court Tradition of botanical art and illustration. Book comes with Course Material Pak in support of Volume 1 - Botanical Drawing I which contains full picture layout of study process and presentation as well as other helpful information.
Vol 2 of "Ten Steps - A Course in Botanical Art, Volumes 1-12" is a 'how-to' book on the fine art of botanical illustration with reference to Monocotyledons, Dicotyledons, and Composite Flowers including the study of leaves, dissections, and geometric forms all presented in a five-class study format. Book is accompanied by the Course Material Pak #2 in support of Volume 2 - Botanical Drawing II providing a host of information on plant morphology and further instruction.
Course Material Pak #3a is a prerequisite to Volume 3 Drawing III. This five-class course will help anyone who wishes to learn more or better ways to research and document their findings with authority. It will help you learn the principles and methods for finding information of an academic standard and non-disputable authoritative results.
Vol 3 of "Ten Steps - A Course in Botanical Art, Volumes 1-12" is about Botanical Exploration for Botanical Reference. This 'how-to' book on the fine art of botanical illustration describes historical relevance in a five-class format. Class one is dedicated to the study of Bromeliads, Class Two and Three study of orchids, and Class Five is devoted to butterfly illustration. Course Material Pak #3b supports Volume 3 - Botanical Drawing III providing additional information on orchids and further descriptions for research board preparation. In this full three-part course students are developing their skills in perspective to create beautifully advanced drawings.
Vol 4 of "Ten Steps - A Course in Botanical Art, Volumes 1-12" with emphasis on Composition and Expression. This book delivers information on botanical illustration with historical background and reference to botanical art history and mastery. Study the techniques of the masters and learn their tricks. Then add them to you own compositions. This exciting class will help you "express" beautiful botanicals and more in a five-class study format. Accompanied by Course Material Pak #4 students receive templates of master drawings to study as well as a A-Z dictionary of flowers and their meanings to help students create their own "Language of Flowers" composition.
Perspective Without Pain by Phil Metzger provides an easy and fun way to learn perspective. The simple and clear exercises open doors of understanding that help students understand how to translate three dimensions (height, width, and depth) onto a two-dimensional surface of paper
with only height and width. Clear cut lessons help the student flower!!!
The Perplexi ® is a visual aid to understanding dimensional concepts like foreshortening,perspective, and proportion. It is a modern adaptation of earlier inventions developed around the 15th Century. Leon Batista Alberti created the "Alberti's Veil." The grid concept was used by many artists, including Leonardo do Vinci [1452-1519], Jacopo do Pontormo [1492-1557], Michelangelo Caravaggio [1565?-1609] Albrecht Durer [1471-1528], and many other artists during and after the Renaissance.
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1. 4 Drawing Course Books Volumes I-IV
2. 5 Drawing Course Companion Manuals - Paks #1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4
3. Perspective Without Pain Book
4. Artist Drawing Tool Perplexi®
5. MONO Drawing 6 Pencil Set & Zero Eraser
6. Large Academy Canvas Bag.
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8. Plus 7% Tax for Florida Residents