64. Going Online: My Classes via Zoom Meeting During COVID-19 Pandemic

When we meet sudden obstacles, we find a way to resolve them. My classes were always face-to-face lessons with lots of demonstrations, and I thought online lessons would be less effective. Due to the total lock down of all gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, I decided to direct my classes to online platform from April. For three weeks, I have added/changed/evaluated the class contents in order to make them more effective in the new platform. The result? Surprisingly satisfactory!

The best part of my Zoom class is the clarity and verstility of the presentations/slides. I used to use a projector on big sceen or plasma TV screen which are still not very sharp in comparison to computer monitors. Now, directly on each participant's computer screen, they can see all images upclose in details along with my explanations, zoomed in and out. It is fantastic and my students love it! 

Now, there is one less nicer side: students miss my demonstrations. To make up this very important part, I have to invest A LOT OF TIME in preparing and recording the demonstrations aheaad and show them during the class. With the big time investment from my side, my students can see the demonstrations very clearly. Well, now they say they love the Zoom class more! But we still miss our face to face classes: the hugs, laughters, coffee..... and the beautiful Brushwood Center. I hope we can get back there again soon. 

Now, I feel confident in announcing a few new Zoom class/course options for those who are looking for some kind of online botanical art classes. I chose topics that anyone can take without prerequisites, such as composition and drawing basics. The Drawing Fundamentals will be continued as a summarized series. Topic based watercolor classes will come soon. Here are the courses/classes listed on my website. For more information and registration, www.heeyoungkim.net  


Class 1: An Approach to Composition in Botanical Art

Class Date & Time: Friday, May 15, 10 AM - 1 PM (Central Time, Chicago, IL. USA)
"Botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim is known for her complex and elegant botanical drawings and paintings. She understands how important composition is in every artwork, and she is passionate in finding a way to explain how to improve it in a tangible way. She will share her knowhows to make botanical art, simple or complicated, more intricate and pleasing. This class is suitable for all levels, and not limited to certain medium. Fee: $50." For details and registration, Click Here!



Class 2: Botanical Drawing Fundamentals 1

Class date & Time: Friday, May 22, 10 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time, Chicago, IL, USA)
"Scientic botanical art/illustration requires accurate depiction of the plant species. Profound understanding about drawing fundamentals cannot be overlooked. In this Zoom video presentation, award winning botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim will share her knowhow in drawing basic techniques and more. The focus will be on understanding drawing tools, light & shadow, values, and what to know about plants to be able to draw/paint in a scientifically accurate way. Botanical Drawing Fundamentals 2 & 3 will be followed. Fee: $50." For details and registration, Click Here!



Class 3: Zoom One-on-One Mentor Program with Heeyoung Kim

Session Date and Time will be discussed in person. Please, contace Heeyoung via CONTACT.
"Award winning contemporary botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim has distinctive style of drawing and painting demonstrating her mastery of media she uses in traditional and scientifically accurate botanical art. Her understanding on the botanical specimens adds precise and accurate scientic information to her art. As a founder of Heeyoung Kim Botanical Art Academy, she has been teaching graphite pencil, pen-and-ink and watercolor to all leves of students locally and nationwide. Now, she can offer one-on-one mentorship to aspiring botanical art learners from distance using online tools. She will help with variety of topics such as improving and learning painting and drawing skills, and developing her own projects as an artists." Fee: $100 for one session (one and a half hours). $385 for 4 sessions. For details and registration, Click Here!

Award winning contemporary botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim has distinctive style of drawing and painting demonstrating her mastery of media she uses in traditional and scientifically accurate botanical art. Her understanding on the botanical specimens adds precise and accurate scientic information to her art. As a founder of Heeyoung Kim Botanical Art Academy, she has been teaching graphite pencil, pen-and-ink and watercolor to all leves of students locally and nationwide. Now, she can offer one-on-one mentorship to aspiring botanical art learners from distance using online tools. She will help with variety of topics such as improving and learning painting and drawing skills, and developing her own projects as an artists. For registration, Click Here
Fee: $100 for one session (one and a half hours). $385 for 4 sessions.

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