Botanical Art, Entomology and Distance Learning Certificate Program

The Academy of Botanical Art was established to offer both a creative experience and a road map for adventure. It addresses our worldly needs and calls us to remember what is soul-satisfying. This beautiful art form can be accessible to all who are willing to open themselves to learning. An open admission policy, designed with complete flexibility, is an opportunity for both local and distance learners to take advantage of drawing, painting and other courses that will develop their artistic skills. Plus, a complete online Certification Program in Entomology that is designed not just for artists but those interested solely in the study and understanding of this subject taught by renowned Entomologist, Dr. James L. Castner.

The Academy of Botanical Art offers training through a directed course of study based on Ms. Braida’s “Ten Step” series of books. Students acquire accurate rendering skills unique to the scientific nature of the botanical subject. A variety of elective courses held in various places in the United States and abroad is available through the Academy and other resources that will broaden the student’s range of education and development. Above all, prospective students need to know that prior art experience is NOT required.

Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano
Artist, Author, Educator
Academy of Botanical Art
2068 Sunnyside Lane
Sarasota, FL 34239
[email protected]

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