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Cornell University    
  Jan 18, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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PLHRT 3250 - Intensive Study in Botanical Illustration

Spring. Offered alternate years. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Permission of instructor required. This course is exclusive to Plant Sciences majors and Horticulture minors with a special focus in the plant-based arts.

M. Eames-Sheavly.

Learn basic to advanced techniques; explore diverse media, including pen and ink, watercolor, and more. Record observations with accuracy; engage in self expression; create a portfolio. Course requires purchase of two texts and extensive supplies; engagement in an intensive auto-tutorial experience coupled with required meetings.

Outcome 1: Observe nature through both a scientific (structural) and an artistic (aesthetic) lens.

Outcome 2: Identify botanical art in the world around you.

Outcome 3: Articulate a personal aesthetic: what appeals to you, and what you enjoy.

Outcome 4: Learn to accurately portray various elements in the plant world.

Outcome 5: Gain proficiency in basic methods of botanical illustration using media such as graphite, pen & ink, watercolor, charcoal, colored pen and pencil, and soft pastel.

Outcome 6: Create a portfolio that showcases your work and demonstrates the range of your ability.

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