Second Botanical Art Workshop, Santiago

Second Botanical Art Workshop, Santiago

A second botanical art workshop was held at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago from the 17th to 21st October 2011 where 18 talented artists participated. This course was based on the highly successful series of botanical illustration courses developed and run at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It included 14 of the artists who attended the course held in Santiago in 2010 and was co-led by Alicia Salazar, who is a botanical art teacher at the Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh.

I was delighted to meet such artists from another land, and it is really encouraging to see some of these artist are continuing their education by attending some of the other courses in Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.

The workshop was sponsored by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Centro del Desierto de Atacama and Chagual, Jardin Botanico de Santiago.

The Participants were:
Andrea Ugarte, Alessandra Merello, Beatrice Weil, Maren Kruuse, Maria Edwards, Geraldine MacKinnon, Carmen Gloria Gomien, Claudia Moreno Pérez, Loreto Rodríguez, Magdalena Perez de Arce, Francisco Ramos, Consuelo Marin, Monica Carrozza, Veronica Montt, Gail Eckman Tomlin, Janitze Gurusahaikaur, Coca Lyon, and Constanza Obach.