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Botanical Art in Pen & Ink: Sketching Desert Wildflowers

May 24 @ 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.
Drawings of plants

$30 Non-Member / $24 Member

Art materials are not included in the price of this class. Please provide your own materials.

This class is a great introduction to pen & ink techniques using botany as our main subject. The specific theme for this class: desert wildflowers. The tools and techniques shared in this workshop will be beneficial to creating beautiful florals on the go while we brush up on our drawing skills. This is a fun warmup class that can potentially help get you out and about to document wildflowers in person!

Main Concepts:

  • Line weights/widths
  • Variety of Pen Strokes
  • Line contour/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
  • Colored Pencils (Any brand is fine. Prisma will be used)
  • Optional: Watercolors
  • Sketch book. Sizes between 3”x5” – 5”x7” Blank pages. (Moleskin, Global art, etc)
  • Photo of Desert Penstemon Blooms (A few photos will be sent out with the Zoom link email 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.

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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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