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Botanical Art in Ink: Red Chile Pepper Ristras

August 28 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

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

$30 Non-Member / $24 Member

Materials not included in price. See materials list below class description.

This workshop is a great introduction to ink drawing. We will explore red chile peppers and Ristras as our subject but with a relaxed and creative approach. In the first 20 minutes of the workshop, we will explore basic drawing and inking techniques to get us warmed up. The remaining portion of the class will be focused on inking the chile peppers and ristras we created and lead into watercolor and ink applications.

Main Concepts:

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

Please provide your own art materials.

List of recommended art materials:

  • 2H, 4H graphite pencil or color pencil with eraser
  • Eraser (Streader), kneaded eraser
  • Small ruler
  • Pens (Copic Multi-liners or Micron) 0.1, 0.3, & 0.5
  • Watercolor paintings from previous workshop OR any size paper (Illustration board, mixed media paper or sketchbook)
  • 8.5” x 11” plain printer paper or sketchbook for warmups
  • Photos of Red Chile Peppers and Ristra Samples (a few reference photos will be sent out before class begins)


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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