History of Botanical Art

History of Botanical Art

10/20/2018 @ 9:30am – 2:30pm
$80 (members receive 20% off, sign-in for discount)
History of Botanical Art

This class is an in–depth study of the rich history of botanical art from its beginning through the 20th century, including its recent revival and the important role it plays today. View a collection of originals, copper plate engravings, and books focusing on major botanical artists such as Maria Sybilla Merian, Georg Ehret, and P.J. Redouté. Historically significant events, such as the Age of Exploration, and important Florilegia will be presented.

This is a required class for the Botanical Art Certificate program.  Students enrolled in the Botanical Art Certificate Program are required to write a paper on their favorite historical botanical artist.


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 2-weeks prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.  Cancellations less than 2-weeks prior to a class are non-refundable.  Filoli does not issue credits for future classes.

This class takes place on the second floor of the historic House. Access to this class is by stairs only. For questions about accessibility, please contact the Education office by email at classes@filoli.org or by phone at 650-364-8300 x 263.

Proceeds from your purchase support Filoli’s mission, from the care of the historic House, magnificent Gardens, and vast Nature Preserve, to the events and programs that will keep Filoli culturally relevant for the next 100 years. Thank you!