Botanical Illustration/Watercolor with Kathy Schermer-Gramm (921KS)

September 21-22, 2017

9 am – 4 pm

Level: All


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Revisiting Bartram’s Botanicals

Long ago, naturalist William Bartram set off on a quest across the Southeast to document the native flora and fauna with his botanical illustrations and his writings. The resulting work introduced the old world with the wonders of the new. In this workshop you will learn of Bartram’s travels and the world of Botanical Illustration in America while making your own NC native plant painting in watercolor to resemble an aged botanical plate. Use paints to tint your paper and “age” it, create a botanical painting using watercolors, tinted ink and hand lettering. Included in the 2 day workshop is how to draw for botanical accuracy. Painting includes color matching, and using controlled washes and dry brush for fine details.

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Kathy Schermer-Gramm


Kathy is a professional botanical artist with a focus on edibles and NC native plants using watercolor, ink wash, colored pencil or graphite to create highly detailed images on paper. After graduating with a MA in illustration from California State University, Fullerton she has worked as a freelance magazine illustrator while teaching drawing and illustration before moving into botanicals. Currently, Kathy is on the faculty of the Botanical Art and Illustration Certification Program at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens at UNC- Chapel Hill, teaches at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art of Winston-Salem and out of the Botanically Inclined Studio in Historic Bethania not far from her home in Tobaccoville, NC. Her work has been exhibited in the prestigious American Society of Botanical Artists International Exhibition in NYC.