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Drafting for Garden Design

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 8:30pm

Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden

This course meets for 5 weeks on Wednesdays, September 11 – October 9, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

This five-week studio intensive is essential for students who anticipate working in garden planning and design. Learn basic drafting skills necessary to record and effectively communicate scaled site plans. The first four weeks of the course will cover reference books, drafting supplies, media/paper types, line weights, lettering, and scale reading. Drafting demonstrations will familiarize students with professional drawing techniques, and the students will begin to draft basic site plans. Map-making will be covered in week four. During the last half of the course, students will learn to develop a landscape graphic palette to illustrate trees, shrubs, perennials, and groundcovers, as well as hardscape materials such as stone terraces. Students will also learn professional rendering techniques using Prismacolor pencils. This course is designed for beginners to intermediates and will prepare students for all design classes offered in the Horticultural Certificate Program. We strongly suggest that all students who anticipate working professionally in the field of horticulture complete this course.

Instructor - Steven Foster, R.L.A., A.S.L.A. is a registered landscape architect in MA with over 30 years of experience. He previously taught at the Landscape Design Institute affiliated with the Arnold Arboretum and Harvard University.

BBG Members: $250, Non-Members: $275

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