We are glad to have botanical illustrator, Paetra Tauchert, back to teach another class at the Ethnobotany Library, this time with colored pencils and pan pastels, on Saturday, November 23 from 10am-3pm.

The subjects for this day of meditative drawing are the beautiful leaves of autumn. Create a wonderful piece of art to take home with you, or create a holiday gift for a loved one.

We appreciate Paetra’s accessible and experienced teaching style- both advanced artists as well as novices will enjoy this class.

Details and registration for this class can be found at: drawing-leaves-2019.bpt.me

      Paetra fall leaves e copy    Botanical Illustration by Paetra Tauchert

Botanical Dimensions is looking forward to hosting herbalist Madalyn Berg of The Community Medicine Cabinet who will be teaching us how to make fire cider on Tuesday, January 29 at 7pm. Learn a great shareable recipe for a delicious tonic that will carry you through the end of cold season and towards wellness in 2019. A flexible recipe that uses spicy and savory roots and herbs, with honey and vinegar. This tasty and potent protective recipe has been handed down for many years. Fire cider is an example of folk knowledge that is available to everyone. In this class, make enough to take home now to fend off the chills of March, and then you can make enough to share when winter colds start to come around later in the year.
Details and registration: https://fire-cider-2019.brownpapertickets.com/

fire-cider-ingredients_internet-image Come learn to make fire cider, with Madalyn Berg, Jan. 29 2019

Botanical Illustration- March 3 & 4

by Botanical Dimensions on 02/13/2018

Student work in Donna Torres art class at BD_May 2017

Botanical Illustration: The Art of Seeing, Drawing and Painting Plants- Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 10am-4pm

An expansion on our 2017 Botanical Illustration class. Join us for one or both of these classes, taught by returning guest artist, Donna Torres, and artist-in-residence, Kathleen Harrison. The first class will teach how to really see and draw plants, and the second class will follow up with teaching you how to create a beautiful watercolor portrait of your plant.

For more information or to register, go to https://botanical-illustration-2018.brownpapertickets.com/. This class is small, so sign up today! We have only a limited number of seats for those who will not attend both days of the workshop.

For questions, email info (a) botanicaldimensions.org. More classes to be announced soon.

Donna Torres_Brugmansia sanguinea


mushroom illustration- Kathleen harrison

What is coming in 2018 ~

We have some great learning opportunities coming up in 2018. Kathleen Harrison and guest teachers will offer all-day and half-day classes on a variety of topics, beginning in March. 4-part Global Ethnobotany with a Local Focus, taught by Kathleen Harrison over 4 months, with nature walks. The Art of Seeing, Drawing & Painting Plants: a [...]

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How a Mountain Was Made: Author Greg Sarris reads his stories of place on Nov. 10, 2017

On Friday, Nov. 10, 6-8pm, at the Glaser Theater on Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa, CA. Please join us to hear Dr. Greg Sarris —professor, writer, Tribal Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria— reads from his newest book, which is dedicated to knowledge of place. This very place, Sonoma County, Northern California, is [...]

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We are sponsoring a special book-related event on April 15: Cannabis & Spirituality

Saturday, April 15, from 3-6PM. At the Occidental Center for the Arts, adjacent to BD’s Ethnobotany Library. Tickets available at the door, or now at http://cannabis-spirit.brownpapertickets.com Cannabis and Spirituality – An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally – is a thought-provoking new book. Editor Stephen Gray (Returning to Sacred World) and ethnobotanist Kathleen [...]

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