Create 3D botanical artwork using various forms of canvas.
Botanicals are classified into two artistic forms - botanical art and botanical illustration. Both groups are botanically and scientifically accurate. Botanical art however offers the artist more freedom of expression and interpretation. This lesson will allow participants the opportunity to explore botanical art and create a three-dimensional interpretation of their own using various canvas products and acrylic paint.
In this webinar, participants will be able to...
- Study and learn the difference between the art forms of Botanical Art and Botanical Illustration.
- Study live flowers to learn their structure and composition.
- Explore and manipulate canvas and canvas board to achieve a 3D Botanical.
Mary Reilly received her BA with an emphasis in textile design from Mount Mary University in Wisconsin. She studied at the Wetterhoff Institute of Craft and Design in Hämeenlinna, Finland, as well as took numerous post-graduate courses in fine arts. Mary has over 15 years’ experience with Sax Arts & Crafts, developing and shaping a national team of Art Consultants who have conducted art education and professional development workshops to elementary, middle, and high school art educators across the United States and Canada.
Other highlights of Mary’s career include:
- Executive board member of the Council for Art Education, spearheading the national Youth Art Month celebration.
- Member of the National Art Education Association and the Wisconsin Art Education Association.
- Currently employed as the Subject Matter Expert for Sax / Art Division of School Specialty.
- Presenter at art education workshops throughout the country on a wide variety of art mediums and techniques.
Nadine Dresbach received her Masters and Undergraduate Degrees in Art Education from Kent State University. She began her teaching career at Canton City Schools and Kent State University in Ohio. In 1995 she was hired by Sax Arts and Crafts as an Art Consultant and Category Sales Manager representing School Specialty at conferences and professional development sessions. Nadine also creates artwork and lesson plans for the company. Her other teaching experiences include instruction and Internship Supervisor for Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina as well as work for the Rock Hill and Union County School Districts and St. Anne Catholic School.
Outside activities include past and current memberships in the Ohio Art Education Association, South Carolina Association, Judging for Scholastic Art Awards, work with the Arts in the Basic Curriculum Project of SC and the National Art Education Association.
Nadine is currently working full time for School Specialty as a Subject Matter Expert in the Art division. She presents a wide variety of Art education workshops throughout the country for Elementary, Middle and High School teachers and Universities for Pre-Service teachers.