Introduction to Drawing
Are you new to drawing? If you can write with a pencil, you can draw with one. Step-by-step, acquire the techniques you need to draw what you see. Simple exercises train you to observe objectively and draw accurately. A relaxed pace and straightforward instruction will open your mind to your own creative abilities. Build drawing skills to enter the Botanical Illustration program with confidence.

* Mon., Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 6 – 9 p.m.
Instructor: Renee Jorgensen

*Fri. – Sun., May 25 - 27, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Karla Beatty

Five Easy Ways to ENROLL
  1. By telephone: 720-865-3580
  2. By fax: 720-865-3685 (24 hours)
  3. In person: Visit the education office at the gardens, 1007 York Street, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
  4. By mail: Attention: Registrar, 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
  5. Online:

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one week notice are non-refundable. Please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.
After Course has Commenced:
Instructors have no authority to grant or promise refunds. In the event of a family emergency or because of inclement weather circumstances, the student can later complete the course by taking the missed classes from the same instructor and notifying the program manager two weeks before the course starts. If 60-80 percent of the course is missed because of the family emergency or the inclement weather circumstances, the course can be re-taken from any instructor in that media if space is available.
These policies apply to all registrations in the Botanical Art and Illustration Program. Selected courses have additional cancellation and refund requirements printed with the course description. Denver Botanic Gardens regrets that it cannot make exceptions.
Certificate credit requirements for individual courses:
Attendance is required at the first class for all courses. In order to receive credit, 80 percent of a course must be attended (at least 12 hours of a 15-hour course).