Tucson Botanical Gardens: Botanical Art in Pen and Ink – Desert Lupine

This class is a great introduction to pen & ink techniques using botany as our main subject.

The specific theme for this class: Desert Lupin! We will explore line contour, a variety of pen strokes and positive & negative space. These tools and techniques explored will be beneficial to creating our official project of the class, which will be a final ink drawing of Desert Lupin.

Main Concepts:

  • Line weights/widths
  • Variety of Pen Strokes
  • Subject-positive & negative space
  • Line contour/Line Control/Hand & Eye Coordination

Tools Needed:

  • Pencils + Erasers
  • Pens (At least two sizes if possible- Micro or Copic | Ball point pens + Sharpies are okay too)
  • Paper (Illustration board, mixed media paper, or even printer paper will do.)
  • Photo of Desert Lupine (A few photos will be sent out the week of class) 




    Art materials are not included in price of this class. Please provide your own materials.

    Online class participants will receive a Zoom link for the live class two hours before the class begins.

    All online classes are recorded and participants receive a video replay that is available for two weeks after the date of the class.

    20% TBG Member discount

    Date: 02/23/2022

    Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Price: $30

    Class availability limitations: None

    Instructor: Adela Antoinette

    Adela Antoinette (She/Her) is a published illustrator, designer and makeup artist. As a southwest born desert dweller, Antoinette’s work primarily centers on Sonoran Desert flora but fluctuates within botany through visiting different regions across the states. She specializes in various traditional mediums including her favorite, watercolor in which she has taught in workshops and classes at the Denali Education Center and The Drawing Studio. Her work has been displayed in various galleries in Arizona, Alaska, and California. Antoinette studied illustration and design at the University of Arizona, receiving her degree in Visual Communication. She is a Tucson, Arizona artist currently living in New York City.

  • Audience: Adult
  • Genre: Arts, Culture & Social Science, Field Sciences
  • Type: Online, Workshop

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Feb 23 2022


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm



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