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Botanical Doodles in Watercolor and Ink: Potted Cacti + Succulents

September 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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 mixed media, watercolor and ink. We will explore cacti as our subject but with a playful, whimsical, and creative approach. In the first 20 min of the workshop, we will explore basic watercolor and ink techniques to get us warmed up. The remaining portion of the class will be focused on creating fun potted cacti and succulents. 

Main Concepts:

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

Materials Needed:

  • 2H or 4H, & HB pencil, eraser (Streader), kneaded eraser
  • 140lb 9”x12” hot press watercolor paper
  • Pens (Copic Multi-liners or Micron) #.1, .3, & .5
  • Watercolor – Winsor & Newton Assorted Colors 12pk (Any variety of watercolor brand and colors is okay)
  • Brushes: #3 & #4 long round brushes, #3 or #5 synthetic inexpensive brush for mixing
  • 2 water jars/cups, towel, or paper towel
  • Mixing palette 
  • Photo of cacti and succulents
  • Optional – Colored Pencils 
  • Optional – Small spray bottle or eye dropper  


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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September 20, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm MST
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