Is there a budding artist hiding deep within your soul? Are you looking for a new way to relax and express yourself?
Botanical art captures the beauty of the natural world with precision. This class will focus on careful observation and drawing techniques for creating studies of various plants from the gardens of Monticello, working from life. Learn how linear drawing is the best approach, but that understanding how to compose and shade are equally critical to making successful studies. The class time period will allow for a demonstration and individual instruction.
This course is taught by celebrated artist, Tim O’Kane, whose botanical and still life works have been exhibited and collected worldwide. A life-long Virginian, O’Kane’s works include a public collection housed at the Center for Jefferson Studies. He has taught studio art and art history with UVA’s continuing education department. Most recently, O’Kane has created a series of original oil paintings of historic plants for Monticello’s flower and vegetable seed packets.
Recommended for beginner to intermediate artists. Snacks and all materials provided.
Born in Richmond in 1950, Tim O’Kane is a lifelong Virginian, whose botanical and still life works have been exhibited and collected worldwide. Earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1972, he has taught studio art and art history with UVA’s Continuing Education Department, and is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards. Known for his large narrative drawings and paintings, O’Kane has also garnered an impressive following for his portraiture and Italian landscapes.
O’Kane’s works include a public collection housed at the Center for Jefferson Studies. Most recently, he has created a series of original oil paintings of historic plants for our flower and vegetable seed packets.