Artists working on plants often find that their art is improved when they know more about the structure and function of plants.  This can include attention to the parts of flowers, to how leaves are attached, to the way that seedlings grow, to the structure of fruits and seeds, to how to name plants, and so on.  The Institute for Analytical Plant Illustration offers one-day workshops to botanical art groups whose members would enjoy increasing their knowledge of plants and thereby enriching their art, and strengthening their artistic performance.

Botanist on hand

Botanical illustrators often find many questions arising as they examine and draw plants. Having a botanist available at one of your meetings will provide answers and enrich the experience of observing and drawing plants.  

Reference desk

We cannot guarantee to identify plants, especially garden plants, although we may be able to help you by suggesting a plant family.