Medicinal cannabis has been used by people around the planet as a healing plant for generations.

Learn more about this fascinating plant through a botanical study with Maine-based paper artist Amity Katharine Libby and live medical cannabis specimens she grew herself on her Western Maine farm.

Sign up below to learn and make along with this master botanical artist. Botanical realism and free-hand cutting are the focus of this five-hour long study.

Create multiple paper buds on stems, suitable for a bouquet or flower crown, along with a specimen cola with more details.

This is an art course. Nothing shared as a live specimen is for sale and is for personal use only under Maine law.

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Your Instructor

Amity Katharine Libby
Amity Katharine Libby

A Master of Science in Education with a dozen years in the classroom, plus roles writing curriculum, connecting classrooms, writing policy, and organizing data, Amity is a teacher, writer, artist, and friend.

She is the principal behind the creative education studio, flower and jane. Her online art school features teaching artists from around the world with over 1500 students enrolled in creative botanical education courses.

Amity and her family live in a family cottage surrounded by tall pines and ancient apple trees in the midcoast region of Maine. They love to have adventures in nature!

Amity has been featured on Channel 8 News, DownEast, Veranda, and the Bangor Daily News. Her artwork is represented by the Good Supply.

Amity's research on open educational resources was federally funded during the Obama administration. She has presented at the state level and internationally in the field of teaching with technology. She has written curriculum for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens as well as for her own company and hosted two educational conferences on biodiversity and conservation for Maine teachers.