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Online courses to learn botanical illustration from scratch

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The duration of each course is between 3 and 5 hours divided into different classes. You can check the characteristics of each course to know the exact duration.

The online classes are taught in video format, which you can watch as many times as you want.

Depending on the course we will see the drawing of lavender, aloe vera, cactus or sunflowers.

You can pay by credit card or Paypal.

You can enter each course to check its price by clicking on the "view course" button.

If your project is approved by the teachers you will be able to publish your drawing in our social networks. You can send an example similar to the one you have worked on in the course, but we recommend sending a new project of your choice. For example, you can send scientific illustrations to review such as sunflowers, lavender, aloe vera, cactus, chamomile or other less common species such as hypericum, passionflower or monstera deliciosa. These species are just an example, you can send us to correct the plant or flower that you like the most.

Once you have purchased the course, you will have access to the platform for 12 months. You will be able to take the courses as many times as you consider necessary.

By clicking on the "see course" button in each course, you can see the materials you will need to complete the botanical scientific illustration course.

You can know all the characteristics of the botany courses by clicking on the buttons of each course.

The course starts from scratch so anyone could take the course. What if you already have knowledge of scientific illustration? You can take advantage of the course in the same way, because as we go deeper into the course, the level increases and you will learn the techniques and tips used by the teachers.

If you have reviewed the characteristics of each course and still have doubts, you can write to us from the "contact" section or write to

What will you learn in our botanical illustration courses?

The fathers of science had to spend hours studying and observing what interested them in order to have a comprehensive knowledge of things. It is no surprise that a botanical illustrator must follow the same procedure. It is only through observation and study that the illustrator can capture every detail of a plant.

Therefore, in the courses to become a botanical illustrator, emphasis is placed on the observation of the plants that we are going to represent.

Likewise, it is important to know about watercolor techniques, how to draw with colored pencils, how to make digital drawings and which programs and brushes to work with.

What are the botanical illustration courses like?

Our academy is a virtual space, therefore our classes are taught online in video format. These videos can be watched as many times as you want and at the times you want. We offer direct communication with our teachers via email and tips for improvement.

The courses start from level zero and progress in depth as time goes by.

What is the importance of botanical illustration and where can I work?

If you have no idea about botanical illustration and do not know why this art is so necessary, we tell you some of the reasons why you should put this specialty into practice.

Botanical illustration allows to illustrate encyclopedias and specialized books on unknown plants, medicinal plants, extinct plants and even to illustrate catalogs of the flora of a particular territory. It is a necessary work for those who study forestry, agronomy, pharmacy, naturopathy, horticulture and other sciences.

It may seem to you that there is no work in this field today, but the truth is that this is not the case. New encyclopedias and books on medicine, pharmacy and botany are coming out all the time and they all require an illustrator. That is where you can put your talent in this art into practice. There is also botanical art, which is not for scientific purposes but for decorative or conceptual purposes, which is very sought after nowadays for interior design, fashion and other types of products.