Botanical Illustration


Course Details

  • Location: UW Seattle
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost : $895

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This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course

This course builds on the scientific illustration skills you developed in previous courses. You’ll learn to apply careful observation and measurement skills to classifying, identifying and depicting botanical subjects with scientific accuracy. We’ll concentrate on improving your drawing and composition skills and your facility with a variety of tools — graphite and color pencils, pen, ink and watercolor — as you compile a natural science illustration portfolio.

The course includes a required weekend field trip to practice on-site nature drawing and the observation of a variety of plants in different habitats.

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Natural Science Illustration.

Learning Format


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

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This course includes a required weekend field trip, date to be announced.

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You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.