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Botanical Art Program by Heeyoung Kim at Brushwood Center, 2018

There are botanical art classes in various media on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, IL. Please, check out the homepage of this website where you can see the classes listed chronologically. I occasionally teach somewhere else as a visiting artist, too. If you are interested in hosting my workshop with botanical drawing, watercolor, pen & ink, and/or composition/critique, with your local group, contact me, please. Thank you!


Monday Workshops (Intermediate/Advanced level, 10am - 4pm): 

Monday open workshops are designed and taught by Heeyoung Kim for those who finished courses for beginners and/or intermediate level with her, and continue to hone their painting skills with her personal assistance. Students are encouraged to choose and study their own specimens with long term goals. This class will continure in 2019.

Every year, Heeyoung and her students mount Annual exhibition at Brushwood Center, which has become tradition at the beautiful historical house at Ryerson Woods. $85 per session. For registration, congact Heeyoung. Brushwood Center: 21850 Riverwoods Rd, Riverwoods (Deerfield), iL 

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. 

  • $57 per session

  • There are plenty demos for basic and advanced techniques.

  • Students receive individual assistance and guide from the instructors.

Tuesday Morning Watercolor Class: (Beginning Level, Nov 27 - Dec 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Technique focused botanical watercolor class for beginning/early intermediate level. Through demonstration by the instructor, students learn and practice essential watercolor techniques step by step. For question about registration, contact Heeyoung. Registration time is flexible.

  • $47 per session

For classes in 2019, please check out “Event” and front page of this website.


  • 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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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!