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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. 

Saturday Afternoon: 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)

5,6 & 7: 3 Day Workshop- Dark Calla Lily Painting- Emphasis on 3-Dimensionality

15, 22 &  29: 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

January: 13, 20 & 27- Painting exotic flowers (Bird of Paradise, if available!) 

February: 3, 10, 17 & 24- Explore the Inner World of Plants 

March: 10, 17, 24 & 31- Spring Expectation: Snowdrop, Crocus, Daffodil…. In white and yellow  

April: 7, 14, 21 & 28- Painting Magnolia

May: 5, 12 (?), & 26- Inspired by Duerer’s Turf. 

June: 2, 9, 16 (?), 223 & 30- Painting Iris: Observation the Dynamic of Water

July: 7, 14, 21 & 28- Student’s Project: With assistance about composition, drawing, painting strategy and techniques

August: 4, 11, 18 & 25- Painting Blooms on Fruits

September: 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29- Drawing with Crow Quill Pen

October: 6, 20& 27- Open workshops: Fixing & Finishing for the 4th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition 

November: 3 & 17- Edge of the Season: Beauty in Desiccating Plants

December: 1, 8 & 15- Painting Something Wintery and Colorful  

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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 

- Understanding materials, tonal value & form, light & shadow

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

 - How to draw 3 major flower types. Measuring techniques for free hand drawing

 - Essential plant structures for botanical artists

Drawing 3- Intermediate Level-  5 Weeks: April 28, May 5, 26, June 2, 9

 - Perspectives and foreshortened form in flower and leaf drawing

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

 - Composition & flower arrangement for complicated botanical drawing.

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Watercolor Classes:

Watercolor Botanical 1: Beginning Level- 5 Weeks- Aug 18, 25, Sep 1, 8, 15

 - Understanding tools and basic ‘chemistry’ of watercolor painting 

 - Washes, color mixing & Matching, and basic techniques 

Watercolor Botanical 2: Beginning Level- 5 weeks- Sep 22, 29, Oct 6, 20, 27

 - Painting pale color flowers, stems, and small leaves 

 Watercolor Botanical 3: Beginning/Intermediate Level- 5 Weeks- Nov 3, 17, Dec 2, 8, 15 

 - Painting dark/rich color flowers and dark leaves with details defined

 - Masking fluid application

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Colored Pencil for Beginners: 2 Weeks- $90- April 7, 14

 - Basic techniques for layering and blending colored pencil and more


Workshops as a Visiting Artist

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

2 Days Workshop with Reed Turner Botanical Artist Group: June 3, 4, 2017- Drawing Foreshortened Leaves and Flowers. 

3 Days Workshop with Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators at the John Heinz National Refuge Center at Tinicum, Oct 20, 21, 22, 2017- Maximazing 3-D Effect in Watercolor Botanical. 

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