Tucson Botanical Gardens: Botanical Art in Watercolor – Desert Lupine

This class is a great introduction to watercolor techniques for botanical art.

We will explore Desert Lupin through a unique medium that has been used in botanical art and illustration for centuries.

Main Concepts:

  • Basics in color application with watercolor
  • Discover organic shapes and line contour
  • Shadows, Highlights & gradients.
  • Positive and Negative space

Tools Needed:

  • Pencil
  • Watercolor
  • Round Brushes (at least one small and one medium.)
  • Watercolor paper (90lb-140lb hot or cold press)
  • Photo of Desert Lupine (A few photos will be sent out the week of class)

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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: 01/26/2022

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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Jan 26 2022


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm



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