Keeping a Botanical Sketchbook

Keeping a Botanical Sketchbook — Beginner to Intermediate Level

This class is a fun introduction to drawing and sketching techniques for botanical and nature sketchbooks. Whether you are social distance hiking, observing plants from your own personal garden, or observing photos of plant life through your digital device, these techniques will help you draw from life or still life while creating curiosity about botany. The great thing about sketching on the go is that it can be simple and lightweight. We will explore pen, pencil, color pencils, & watercolor.

Main Concepts:

  • Observation and Curiosity
  • Discover organic shapes and line contour in nature
  • Shadows & Highlights
  • Positive & Negative space
  • Basics in color application

Tools Needed:

  • Pens (at least two sizes if possible)
  • Pencil (at least two sizes if possible)
  • Color! (This can be water color or color pencils)
  • Sketchbook or Paper
  • Photo of flora or a plant life reference (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: 10/14/2020

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.