“ART, SCIENCE & BEAUTY OF NATURE” Plant Taxonomy & Art Course By Within Studio at Singapore Botanic Gardens


“ART, SCIENCE & BEAUTY OF NATURE” Plant Taxonomy & Art Course

By Within Studio at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Date: 9 & 10 December 2017, Saturday & Sunday

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm on both days

Venues: Within Studio in Little India, and Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569

Price: S$480, includes:

- Two-day Course of Plant Taxonomy and Art led by botanist/ naturalist Bian Tan and botanical artist Lucinda Law

- Provision of all notes and art materials

- Light lunch on both days

- Field Trips and transport to Singapore Botanic Gardens (this is a rain or shine event)

Specially crafted for nature lovers and botanical art enthusiasts, this two-day plant taxonomy-meets-art course on 9 and 10 December weekend is helmed by botanical artist Lucinda Law of Within Studio and botanist/naturalist Bian Tan who will take you on a full immersion of nature and delve into the world of plant taxonomy and botanical art. You’ll learn about our native plants at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn to identify them with Bian who is a trained botanist.

Lucinda, fresh from her intermediate botanical course at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK, will teach participants how to study and draw the anatomy of plants and create classical botanical observational sketches and line art in pen. This powerful combination of art and science approach will enrich your experience of the botanical world and empower you to draw what you see and observe in nature in a meaningful way.

As South East Asia Programme Coordinator for Botanic Gardens Conservation International (www.bgci.org), Bian Tan assisted Southeast Asian botanical institutions with rare plant conservation, environmental education, and staff capacity building. As Living Collections Manager at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, he curated the living collections and pioneered the development of the South East Asian Cloud Forest collection through collaborations and joint expeditions with institutions in Southeast Asia. Bian spent nearly 20 years in the USA, and is currently based in Singapore, where he leads nature and heritage tours and teaches classes on botany, plant identification, and other nature-related topics.

Lucinda Law is a teacher, artist and writer of all botanical-related themes. She started nature-led creative studio Within and has conceptualised and created works for clients such as Mandai Park Holdings, Bentley, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, GuoccoLand, Chanel, etc. She​ is​ the first artist to ​​be appointed the Art & Graphic Ambassador for Faber-Castell Singapore in 2017 and has more than 14 years of experience as a teacher in arts, design and research writing fields and received training in botanical illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK. She attributes Bian Tan as one of her pivotal botanical mentors and is currently learning a new language – Botanical Latin. Her current botanical muse plant is Artocarpus altilis which she will study closely in Hawaii in December 2017. (www.lucindalaw.co)

Bookings: For 3 bookings and more, please email go@within.sg or call 93623626 for queries.

Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2017
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM SGT
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Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569 Singapore
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