Botanical Illustration: Fruit & Vegetables

June 1, 8, 15 –  Emily’s Zoom Room
12:00 – 3:00 U.S.A. (CST)
Emily A. Dustman

Beginner. $150. Students in this course will learn how to successfully illustrate fruit or vegetables (of their choosing). Instruction includes basic methods of drawing with demonstrations on how to define form and structure, proportion and depth, and line and value. Preliminary drawings will be done in pencil and serve as a basis for final color rendering in a medium of the student’s choice: colored pencil, watercolor, gouache, pen and ink, acrylic or a combination. **A free goodie bag with some basic supplies will be mailed to you prior to the course!**

Painting from Nature Workshop 

April 30, May 7-14 @ Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri | 
U.S.A. (CST)
Emily A. Dustman

Beginner/Intermediate. Leonardo da Vinci said, “Study the science of art. Study the art of science.” Beginning with pencil, students will learn how to define form and structure, translate proportion and depth, and explore line and value. Students will then learn how to apply color to their compositions, gaining in depth knowledge of color mixing and paint application. Clear, step-by-step instructions will be provided to enable you to fully understand the process, creating multiple renderings from nature along the way. A final project and critique will round out the workshop.

From gardening practices to nature study and everything in between—the Missouri Botanical Garden offers a full range of classes for adults, families and children of all ages.




April 30, May 7-14 | 2022

September 11-25 | 2021
May 1 – 15, 2021

September 12-26 | 2020
June 13 – 27, 2020

September 1, 2019
May 18, 2019


July 23-26, 2018

April 29, 2015