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The Bakken is pleased to host classes for the
Minnesota School of Botanical Art

Botanical Art Drawing
Serving Art & Science through a Traditional Style of Botanical Illustration

Marilyn Garber, Director
The Minnesota School of Botanical Art
c/o The Bakken
3537 Zenith Avenue South
Mpls., MN 55416-4623

The Minnesota School of Botanical Art at The Bakken Museum is dedicated to furthering the tradition of the art of botanical illustration through teaching courses that combine the scientific and the aesthetic in drawing and painting. Courses are designed for those who want to pursue art for pleasure as well as for those who are interested in pursuing the topic in more depth. Adult classes will be held throughout the year and Art Wizards, a series of classes for the young botanical artist, will be held in the summer.

Marilyn Garber is the founder of The Minnesota School of Botanical Art and co-founder of the Como Conservatory Botanical Certificate Program. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society in London, and at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City, Panama. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Florilegium Society. 

Botanical Art DrawingDaphne Orlando received her Masters in Art in medical and biological illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at The John Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a free lance medical  illustrator and teaches computer illustration at The Science Museum of Minnesota. Daphne's work has been included in many exhibitions.

Tim Voigts is a free lance graphic designer and illustrator who has worked in the Twin Cities for the last fifteen years. He received his degree in fine art at the University of Iowa. His interests include native plants and plant communities. Tim is a member of the Minnesota Native Plant Society. 


Classes meet once a week for six weeks. Class size is limited to 15 people. Materials lists will be provided prior to class. Go to The Minnesota School of Botanical Art's Class listings for dates and times.

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