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Botanical Art Program by Heeyoung Kim at Brushwood Center, 2018, (Mondays & Saturdays)


Monday Workshops (Intermediate/Advanced level, 10am - 4pm): designed to keep balance in improving drawing/painting techniques and pursuing students' own long term projects at the same time. Each month there are 2 weeks of a workshop with a topic,  and 2 open workshops. 

  • 2 week of a workshop with one topic are preferably registered as one session at $170.

  • 2 open workshops can be registered per day ($85)

  • Registration by emailing or calling Heeyoung Kim

  • Email: hk@heeyoungkim.net

  • Call: 847-903-7348

  • At Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods: 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL 60015

  • Students are invited to Annual Students Exhibition, Nov - Dec, 2018

Saturday Morning Workshops (Intermediate/Experienced Beginning Level, 9am - 1pm), designed for students who took beginning level of drawing and watercolor classes with Heeyoung, and study botanical watercolors to a higher level. 

  • There is a theme each month (4 or 3 sessions)

  • All sessions per month are recommended to be registered as one workshop.

  • $57 per session

  • There are plenty demos for basic and advanced techniques.

  • Students receive individual assistance and guide from the instructors.

Tuesday Mornings: Botanical Fundamentals (Beginning Level, 2pm - 5pm), designed for beginners or artists who wish to brush up basic drawing/painting skills. Step by step, easy-to-follow instruction will make every one feel comfortable to learn.
Beginners and new comers to my program are recommended to take these foundation classes and move on to Saturday Morning or Monday workshops. 

  • Each course has 5 weeks, $215

  • $47 per session


  • All classes listed here occur at Brushwood Center @ Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL 60015

  • Registration by emailing or calling Heeyoung Kim

  • Email: hk@heeyoungkim.net

  • Call: 847-903-7348

  • Students are invited to Annual Students Exhibition at Brushwood Center, Nov - Dec, 2018

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Monday Workshop Details 

January (1- no class) - Topics and dates are subject to change for all classes of the year.

8, 15 & 22: 3 Day Workshop- Dark Calla Lily Painting- Emphasis on 3-Dimensionality

9: Theme continues as open workshop format

February 

5 & 12: Painting in Winter Color- Seeds & Pods in Monotonous Color- Study Value & Temperature

9 & 26: Theme continues as open workshop formatMarch

March

5 & 12: Journaling Spring Sprouts: Loose pencil, ink and watercolor illustration of small bits of spring

19 & 26: Theme continues as open workshop format

April (2- the day after Easter, no class ?)

9 & 16: Ink & Watercolor Botanical Plate with Vintage Charm- Developing from journal pages

23 & 30: Theme continues as open workshop format

May

7 & 14: Painting Parrot Tulips- Rich & Intense color

21, 28 (Memorial Day): Theme continues as open workshop format

June

4 & 11: Drawing/Painting Prairie Spring/summer Flowers in Situ + in Studio 

18 & 25: Theme continues as open workshop format

July

2: Shine & Reflection in graphite pencil

9,16 & 23: Shine, Reflection & Bloom in watercolor

30: Theme continues as open workshop format

August

6 & 13: Edible Beauty- An Apple for Your Eyes

20 & 27: Theme continues as open workshop

September 

3, 10, 17 & 24: Painting subject of student’s choice

October - all open workshops for getting ready for the 4th Annual Exhibit

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

November: 4th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition (opening, veteran’s day, Thanksgiving )

5, 12, 19 (the dates and theme will be confirmed later)

December

3, 10 & 17: How to Deal with Patterns in Watercolor Painting and Drawing

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Saturday Morning Workshop Details

Open workshops: 9 am - 1 pm. $57 per session. There might be some changes on dates. For uptodate information, please, contact Heeyoung.

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Saturday Afternoon: Botanical Fundamentals- Details

2pm-5pm- Beginning level- 5 Weeks: $215, $47 per session

Drawing Fundamentals 1: Beginning Level- 5 Weeks: Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10 

Drawing Fundamentals 2: Beginning Level- 5 Weeks: Feb.24, Mar.10, 17, 24, 31

Drawing 3- Intermediate Level-  5 Weeks: April 28, May 5, 26, June 16, 23

Drawing 4- Intermediate/Advanced Level- 5 Weeks:  June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28

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Tuesday Watercolor Classes:

10 am - 1 pm. $215 for 5 weeks or $47 per session.

Watercolor Botanical 1: Beginning Level- 5 Weeks- Aug 24, 31, 7, 14 & 21 

Watercolor Botanical 2: Beginning Level- 5 weeks- Aug 28, Sep 4, 11, 18 & 25 

Watercolor Botanical 3: Beginning/Intermediate Level- 5 Weeks- Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 

Watercolor Botanical 4: Beginning/Intermediate Level- 5 Weeks- Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 & Dec 4

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Colored Pencil for Beginners: 2 Weeks- $94- April 7, 14- Sold Out

 - Basic techniques for layering and blending colored pencil and more

For new colored pencil classes in the future, please, contact the artist. 


Workshops as a Visiting Artist

3 Days Workshop at Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show: March 2, 3 & 4, 2018- Exquisite Orchids- sold out

Talk at Shaumburg Garden Club: August 8, 2018

3 Day Workshop at Morton Arboretum, August 10 - 12. Registration will be open early May at Morton Arboretum website.

Sketch at Lurie Garden: Sunday, August 26, 2 pm - 4 pm- Registration will be open later at Lurie Garden website. This class is free and sponsored by City Chicago, and filled quickly. If interested, check out the garden website often.

Painting Leaves in Botanical Watercolor: 2 Days Workshop at Brushwood Center: September 29 & 30 (sold out)

Hands-off Demonstration Class: Teaching at American Society of Botanical Artists Annual Conference, October 12, 2018, St. Louis, Missouri.

For inquiries about visiting artist workshops, please, contact Heeyoung!