Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
October 2, 2018, Tuesday, 1 Session
Instructor: Linda Fraser
Class Fee: $75.00 non-members
$67.50 BRMAA member
Artists need to take this great opportunity to improve their skills with a Master Artist. This colored pencil class will have a brief historical review of botanical illustration and focus on producing an accurate and aesthetically delightful illustration of a special plant. The Instructor will give you insights that she has learned through the years. The students will select and “pose” the specimen and learn how to capture and use colored pencil to deal with fuzzy, shiny or delicate plant parts and also focus on the colors of the plant. This class should help the colored pencil artists to look at creating art in a whole new light. There is a Supply List upon registering for the class.
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Linda Fraser is a botanical illustrator of native plants in the southeastern United States. Over eighty-five of her watercolor and colored pencil paintings travel as the exhibit, A Walk Through the Seasons. The paintings are hung in chronological order, showing plants found blooming side by side in specific environments. Although her paintings can be a means of identification, they are also enjoyed simply for the beauty of the flowers and the fun of finding the colorful insects and other critters hiding or chewing on the plants.
Solo exhibits of A Walk Through the Seasons
September-October 2017, Birmingham Botanical Garden, Mountain View, Alabama
June-August, 2017 Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, Georgia
April-August, 2013 South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson, South Carolina
May 12-July 29, 2012 (also 2005, 2006, 2009) Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga
July 25-September 25, 2011, Oxbow Meadows, Columbus, Georgia
May 21-July 31, 2011, Daniel Stowe Botanical, Garden, Belmont, North Carolina
May 9-30, 2010, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
January 4-February 11, 2010, Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, Alabama
January 27-February 1, 2009, Southeastern Flower Show, Special Exhibit
April 22-28, 2007, Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
August 21-October 2, 2005, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
About the Artist:
Cover artwork, Dr. Allan Armitage’s book, Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots. Instructor for three day botanical illustration workshop at The Bascom, Highlands, North Carolina, June 2013.
Speaker at Southern Highlands Reserve 2017 Spring Symposium; at 2014 Herb Day, Cheekwood, Nashville, TN; at 2012 Environmental Educators Conference; at 2010 and 2012 Native Plant Symposiums sponsored by the University of Georgia; at the 2006 native plant conference, Western Carolina University, and at the 2004 Southeastern Flower Show.
Included in Four U.S. Botanical Artists Who Made a Difference, a slide presentation prepared by Robin A. Jess for the American Society of Botanical Artists and presented at the International Botanical Art Conference in Thailand, August 2006.
Edited and illustrated Bird Watch in Georgia, part of fifth grade curriculum in Georgia Public Schools, 1989/90, and illustrated Gardening ‘Round Atlanta.
Board of Directors of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. for four years, and the Board of the Georgia Native Plant Society.
Linda and her garden were seen in the WGTV Earth Day special, Your World, Your Choice. She has done dozens of architectural renderings for builders, real estate agents, and home owners. She gives programs to garden clubs and other groups and is also a pianist at private or public parties and fundraisers, hotels and restaurants.