Botanical Illustration Course PBIO 4640/6640 [3 credits]
Offered: alternate Fall semesters, even-numbered years
Basic biology/botany course(s) with lab. Art/graphics course(s) helpful but not needed—this is not an art class. Patience and enthusiasm!
An opportunity to learn the basics of botanical illustration from a plant taxonomist who has over 30 years of professional illustration experience. Emphasis on dissection and morphology of flowering plants in the context of producing scientifically accurate representations. Hands-on laboratory exercises with live material. Other goals: familiarity with terminology/descriptions and facility with interpreting illustrations in appropriate references.Grade: Based on lab notebook, class assignments, and quizzes/final exam (on morphology) Texts: Guide to Flowering Plant Families, 1994, Zomlefer Plant Identification Terminology, 1994, Harris & Harris