Updated: Mar 26, 2021
“Pod” is a spacious botanical art studio filled with North light. It sits in the grounds of a private house in Copşa Mare in southern Transylvania. The village is in the middle of tens of thousands of hectares of oak and beech forest, interspersed with traditional farm grasslands exceptionally rich in flora & fauna.
The de Candole family, a founding subscriber to the Transylvania Florilegium, holds occasional classes, at master and other levels, at home in Copșa Mare. Classes are limited to just 4 students & led by some of the world's leading botanical illustrators. You spend a week working on seasonal wild plants you find in the hills hereabouts. Periods of intensive study are balanced with plenty of fresh air, exercise & local food.
From what we know, this proves to be a genuine experience having place in real countryside (although, with a very good Internet connection! ). Find out more about the teachers and course schedule here.