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Where to Study and Appreciate Botanical Art

November 01, 2001

School trips: For information about Descanso Gardens School Programs, contact Linda Prosser, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011; (818) 949-0120.

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Adult courses: For information about botanical drawing courses at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, contact Jill Berry, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007; (626) 821-4624 or http://www.arboretum.org.

The next available course, "Botanical Illustration I: Basic Drawing," starts Jan. 9 and runs for four Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon; cost $140 for nonmembers, $120 for members.

Otis College of Art and Design also has non-credit, certificate and credit courses in botanical illustration starting in late January. For details, contact Otis Evening College, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, CA 90045; (310) 665-6850.

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Upcoming Exhibitions: "Contemporary Botanical Art" opens at the Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center on Jan. 12 and runs to Feb. 2 at 1400 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; (310) 802-5416.

The 10th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration runs through February at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation Carnegie Mellon University; (412) 268-2434.

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Recommended reading: "The Art of Botanical Illustration: An Illustrated History" (Dover) by Wilfrid Blunt, $14.95.

"A Passion for Plants: Contemporary Botanical Masterworks From the Shirley Sherwood Collection" (Cassel & Co.), $60.

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