Creating Botanical Motifs and Patterns

Creating Botanical Motifs and Patterns – Beginner to Intermediate

This class is a playful introduction to motifs & patterns using botany as our main subject.   We will explore different types of pattern making with recurring motifs, in hopes to have final artwork on a greeting card, postcard or to hang.

Main Concepts:

  • Motifs
  • Line Contour/Positive and Negative space
  • Types of Repeating Patterns

Tools Needed:

  • Pens (at least two sizes if possible)
  • Paper
  • Color! (Watercolor, Markers, or Color Pencils)
  • Photo of flora or a plant life reference (A few photos will be sent out the week of class)

Tools for Greeting card or Postcard: (not mandatory, but will be explored during this class):

  • 140lb watercolor paper Hot or Cold Press (for post card cut to 4”x5” to mail)
  • Heavy Card stock with envelope (Any standard size greeting card to mail)
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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: 10/21/2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $45

Class availability limitations: None


Adele Antoinette

Adele 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.