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Botanical Art in Ink: House Plants

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MST


$30 Non-Member / $24 Member

Materials not included in the price of the class. See list of materials needed below description.

This class is a great introduction to drawing and pen techniques using botany as our main subject. The specific theme for this class is House Plants. The tools and techniques shared in this workshop are beneficial to creating beautiful organic leaves from different house plants. After we explore the breakdown of a variety of plants, we will learn how to use composition to create a final piece of art.

Main Concepts:

  • Contour drawing
  • Breaking down subjects into basic shapes
  • Variety of Pen Strokes
  • Line Control/Hand & Eye Coordination

Please provide your own art materials. List of recommended art materials:

  • 2H or 2B pencil, eraser (Streader), kneaded eraser & ruler
  • Pens (Copic Multi-liners or Micron) 0.1, 0.3, & 0.5
  • 9” x 12” Paper (Illustration board, mixed media paper or sketchbook)
  • 8.5” x 11” plain printer paper or sketchbook for warmups
  • Photos of house plant varieties (a few reference photos will be sent out before class begins)


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.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

No refund will be issued less than 15 days prior to any Community Class. A $10 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds. No refunds will be issued for special events. We reserve the right to cancel Community Classes due to insufficient registration, garden closure, or inclement weather, in which case, participants will receive a full refund. People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.

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January 24
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MST
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