Botanical Art Classes

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The Botanical Art program has long been an essential part of Filoli’s mission to interpret and preserve the history of this country estate. Botanical Art combines the observational skills of a scientist with the sensibility of an artist. The result is a rendering of a plant that is both accurate and beautiful. Enrollment in the Botanical Art Certificate Program is optional – all classes are open to all students. However, some classes require prerequisites.

For the Class Catalog and details on the Certificate Program, please visit the Adult Classes Overview page.

Artist Access Returns – Daily!
10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday, and until 8:00 pm on select Summer Thursdays
Filoli has long been a place where plein-air artists capture the unique beauty and stunning vistas of this rare and historical country estate. Artists now have daily access during Filoli’s general admission hours. $10 Artist Access fee does not include Filoli admission ticket. Purchase Artist Access pass in the Visitor & Education Center or online.

Calendar Tip
You can change the way you view the schedule by clicking on the “Agenda” icon. To view all of Filoli’s classes, events, and programs on one place, click on “Calendar” on Filoli’s home page.

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Colored Pencil II 9:30am
Colored Pencil II
Jul 19 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Colored Pencil II
MULTI-DAY CLASS: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 19, 20, 21, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Apply the techniques you learned in Colored Pencil I to a variety of natural subjects, including fruits, leaves, and flowers. Try out new … Read More
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Watercolor Essentials: Dry Brush and Finishing 9:30am
Watercolor Essentials: Dry Brush and Finishing
Jul 31 @ 9:30am – 3:30pm
Watercolor Essentials: Dry Brush and Finishing
Bring life to your subjects by mastering the finishing touches. Dry brush techniques are essential to capture the fine details of your botanical subjects. Please bring a painting that you wish to complete or work … Read More