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Botanical Art in Mixed Media: Wildflower Sketchbook

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm MST


$30 Non-Member / $24 Member

Materials not included in price – see materials list under class description

This class is a great introduction to mixed media, watercolor, and ink. We will explore Desert Wildflowers as our subject but with a relaxed and creative approach. In the first 20 min of the workshop, we will explore basic drawing & watercolor techniques to get us warmed up. The remaining portion of the class will be focused on creating a variety of common desert wildflowers with leaning into the watercolor and ink applications we learn.

Main Concepts:

  • Basics in watercolor color and ink application & techniques
  • Explore creative ways to use two beloved mediums together.

Please provide your own art materials.

List of recommended art materials:

  • 2H or 4H, & HB pencil, eraser, kneaded eraser
  • Sketchbook. Any size between 3” x 5” – 8” x 10” (Stillman & Birn Zeta Series Mixed Media, Crescent Rendr, or Moleskin Watercolor sketchbooks work great – extra heavy weight, 270gsm, or over 140lb)
  • Pens (Copic Multi-liners or Micron) #.1, .3, & .5
  • Watercolor – Winsor & Newton Assorted Colors 6-12pk (Any variety of watercolor brand and colors is okay)
  • Brushes: #4 & #6 long round brushes, & synthetic inexpensive brush for mixing. A travel paint brush works well as a substitute.
  • 2 water jars/cups, towel, or paper towel
  • Mixing palette
  • Optional: Colored Pencils, Small spray bottle or eye dropper 
  • Photo of desert wildflowers (A few photos will be sent out before class)


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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