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Botanical Art in Ink – Marigolds

October 25 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

Zoom Online class participants will receive a Zoom link for the live class two hours before the class begins.

$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: Marigolds. The tools and techniques shared in this workshop are beneficial to creating beautiful florals from the marigold variety in ink. After we explore the breakdown of desert marigolds, Tagetes Lucida, and Tagetes erecta, we will learn how to use composition to create a final piece with all three.

Main Concepts:

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

Materials Needed:

  • 2H or 2B pencil, eraser (Streader), kneaded eraser & ruler
  • Pens (Copic Multi-liners or Micron) #.1, .3, & .5 
  • 9”x12” Paper (Illustration board, mixed media paper or sketchbook)
  • 8.5”x11” plain printer paper or sketchbook for warmups
  • Photos of marigold varieties


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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