All our classes are for practiced botanical illustrators
unless marked otherwise
Natalia Alatortseva, Artist in Residence
Anita Walsmit Sachs, May 18-24
Mary Dillon, June 28-July 4
Elaine Searle, September 1-7
Szabolcs Kókay, September 13-19 wildlife
Işık Güner, October 10-16
Andrea Szalay, October 20-26
Mariella Baldwin, November 1-7
The de Candole family, a founding subscriber to the Transylvania Florilegium, holds occasional classes, at master and other levels, at home in Copşa Mare. Classes are limited to just 4 students & led by some of the world's leading botanical illustrators. You spend a week working on seasonal wild plants you find in the hills hereabouts. Periods of intensive study are balanced with plenty of fresh air, exercise & local food. Everyone stays with us and we all eat together.
During your stay, you may study the Transylvania Florilegium, with over 100 illustrations of local plants drawn by 35 artists, each accompained by John Akeroyd's text giving scientific details.
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And here is a blog by Helen Cousins, a medical doctor and botanical artist who joined a recent master class with us.
Places are limited to just four students in each class. To be sure of yours,
please book in good time!
Işik Güner at work on an Orchis morio found in the hills above Copşa Mare in late April 2019.
Photo by Wolfram Schneider.
No reproduction without permission.