Botanical Illustration in Joshua Tree National Park Fall 2018


Oct 27, 2018 – 9:00 AM

9800 Black Rock Canyon Road
Yucca Valley, CA 92284 Map

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Botanical illustration has played an important role in the history of botany. Illustrations have made it possible for explorers and botanists to share their discoveries with the public. In the past, the construction of and the printing of botanical illustrations was a collaborative effort between botanists, draftsmen, engravers, colorists, and printers.  Today botanical illustration continues to play an important role in the plant sciences. Contemporary botanical illustrators contribute daily to the fields of education and science communication. Examples of their work can be found on interpretive panels at national parks, nature centers, gardens, zoos, and cultural and heritage sites. Their work can also be found in printed materials such as textbooks, journal articles, field guides and brochures.  Learn more about botanical illustration and how to use it to document your visit to Joshua Tree National Park. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn how to sketch what they see and learn how to give three-dimensional form to their sketches. Participants will also learn how they can turn their sketches into a finished image. Click to download the course outline Botanical Illustration in JTNP Fall 2018 Hike Level: Easy (Fitness Levels) If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here. Before registering, please take the time to review our General Class Information and download the Enrollment Attachments, that contain pertinent information about your class and Joshua Tree National Park. Camping reservations must be made through Please print and fill out the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT.  You can bring the completed form to the class. Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel, notify us at least seven days prior to the start of the course and we will process your request minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be granted if cancellation occurs within the seven day period. Please note that we cannot make any exceptions to this refund policy for any reason, including but not limited to medical reasons, illness, travel delays, personal situations, emergencies, or weather. This program depends on registration for its funding. While inconvenient, please understand that this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last minute cancellations.

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