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Friday, December 16, 2016

48. My 2nd Annual Botanical Art Student Show at Brushwood Center!

My students and I are so excited to announce our 2nd Annual Botanical Art Exhibit!
Opening Reception: Jan 8, 1 pm - 3 pm, 2017
Find more details in the second photo below!

We are some serious bunch who love nature and art, and learning botanical art together for years . In 2012 I was drawn to this beautiful historical house, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Conservation Area. The large room with windows on three sides, surrounded by huge trees, looked like a dream teaching place for me. "Oh, I wish I could have a room like this for teaching." I almost talked to myself. "Why not?" Former executive director of Brushwood Center said to me. Yes, she did! That is how my art program started.

We both, Brushwood Center and me, have passion in nature, art and conservation, and connecting art to the community. We often work together to lead kids to the woods, help them draw what they see. Sometimes high school students come and experience a little different art class in the woods.
My students who have various life/professional experiences volunteer for activities with kids and youths at Brushwood Center. I am so proud of this beautiful human relationship nourished by nature.

For more info, www.brushwoodcenter.org or www.heeyoungkim.net

Invitation Card, cover image, Gingko, Mixed media, ©Claudia Lane


Back of Invitation Card, detail of the show


A Maple Leaf, colored pencil, ©Ramiro Prudencio

Tulips, watercolor, ©Susie Williams

Pitcher Plant, graphite pencil, ©Jane Sturgeon

Purple Coneflower, watercolor, ©Ann Lesciotto

Monarch Butterflies an Common Milkweeds, colored pencil and ink, ©Heeyoung Kim

47. Botanical Art Classes in 2017

Drawing and watercolor painting classes for every level!

All day every Monday: 10 am - 4 pm
Half day every Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm
For detailed dates and topics, check out my website



                                      Rattlesnake Master, graphite pencil, ©Heeyoung Kim

                                             Roses, Watercolor, ©Heeyoung Kim 2017


My Saturday classes are designed to provide basic drawing and watercolor skill to beginning and Intermediate level students. However, there is no actual limitation due to the unique class environment and the instructor's personal coach.

On Mondays, we work seriously! I am so proud and happy to have so many talented students! We experience something magical everyday!