All our classes are for practiced botanical illustrators 

unless marked otherwise 


Natalia Alatortseva, Artist in Residence

Işık Güner, April 14-20 beginners

Anita Walsmit Sachs, May 18-24

Pavlína Kourko, May 31-June 6

Julia Trickey, June 13-19

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. 

 For more details and prices, please write 

to James de Candole 

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.