Botanical Art on Vellum: Luminescent Color

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Botanical Art on Vellum: Luminescent Color

a botanical sketch  of sticks and leaves on vellum

Dates & Price

August 16–19, 2023

Fee: $159

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $143

Your registration fee includes lunch at The Café and admission to the Gardens on the day of class.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded.

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

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Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

Expert botanical artist Margaret Saylor guides you through the process in this day-long class suited to those new to painting on vellum, as well as those who have worked in this medium before and are looking to expand their skills.

Course Schedule

Online Orientation
Wednesday, August 16, 6:30–7:00 pm

Onsite Session
Saturday, August 19, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Full course content includes both the online and the onsite components.


The Terracotta room at the Terrace


Margaret Saylor


Vellum will be provided. Students should come prepared with other supplies, including a high-quality sable brush, paint, pencils, tape, and a solid, white surface to paint on, such as foam core. A complete list of supplies will be emailed no later than one week before the class.

Please note: Vellum is an animal byproduct. We only utilize ethically sourced vellum.