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75. Newsletter #3 - May 2023

  Subscribe for Newsletter at  New Class Schedule for Spring/Summer Greetings to you all! Thank you for allowing me to share my 3rd news letter with you! It’s been busy with teaching and lots of paintings, but I am thrilled with the new classes planned through the summer. Here they are! #1. Beginner’s Courses are back :  Via Zoom and In-Person Drawing Fundamentals and Watercolor for Beginners, June 17 ~ When you are local (Deerfield, IL or in the drivable distance), check out this series as in-person classes at Brushwood Center. I usually offer these courses once a year, but I couldn’t ignore many requests I’ve received.☺️ So, here they are!  Check them out Here #2. Watercolor for Intermediate Level: Blue Flowers and Dragonflies I renamed the Intermediate group as “Eco-Botanicals”, as you may know why…. ☺️. Chickadees with the pine tree, and now dragonfly…..  Blues will be pretty common in many areas around this time. Find some in your yard, if you are interested in

74. What's Happening.... Newsletter

  Thank You for Your Subscription! Through my website,, I recently set up SUBSCRIPTION, because I have often received emails from those who found out about my classes only after they started. To prevent that from happening in the future, I decided to take proactive actions to inform about the classes in time, which I had not been very good at by far. My apologies to those who had experiences disappoints....  I would like to share the Newsletter I sent to the subscribers with the readers in this blog. If you like to receive Newsletters directly in the future, please, Subscribe Here ! Feeling privileged to send you my first newsletter, I would like to share these precious Hepatica acutiloba paintings with you (Sharp-lobed Hepatica, spring woodland plant, watercolor). I used masking fluid to get the fine hairs and the center of the flowers. This shy and fuzzy plant is the harbinger of spring. Enjoy it!  Hepatica acutiloba, watercolor, ©Heeyoung Kim 2023 Current and Upc

73. Botanical Art Classes in 2023

 New Year, New Classes Watercolor for Beginners, via Zoom, ©Heeyoung Kim Leaf painting class for beginning level, via Zoom, ©Heeyoung Kim Intermediate level class, via Zoom, ©Heeyoung Kim Advanced level class, via Zoom, ©Heeyoung Kim First of all, I like to thank all who went through my classes, in-person and online. It was an extraordinary year. I was absolutely thrilled to witness everyone create beautiful works using plant materials, bees, birds and other faunal elements. All the results are being presented at Brushwood Gallery from January 8th to February 27th, 2023, and virtually at www.brushwoodcenter,org  I hope you will have a chance to view the exhibit.  For the new year, I updated the classes in Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level on my website,  The website also has a new look with separate pages added for each level to give the viewer a quick overview.  I am especially excited to come back to Brushwood Center for the Monday open workshop. The insp

72. 8th Annual Enriching Life

Botanical Art Exhibit by Heeyoung Kim and Brushwood Artists  Prodigal, Nature indulges us with impressions We observe, Learn and toil, Responding with expressions By Dr. Ramiro Prudencio Exhibit: January 8 -  February 27, 2023 Opening Reception: Jan. 8, 1-3 pm, CT Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods (21850 N Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, IL) Virtually presented at  Gallery Hours and Direction: Check the latest info at This exhibit is curated by Julia Kemerer, director of arts and administration at Brushwood Center and Heeyoung Kim, founder of Heeyoung Kim Botanical Art Academy, featuring 22 artists who study botanic art under Kim's instruction.