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Botanical Art in Watercolor: Red Chile Pepper Ristras

July 31 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 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 with purchase. See Materials list below class description.

This workshop is a great introduction to watercolor and 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 watercolor techniques to get us warmed up. The remaining portion of the class will be focused on creating chile peppers and ristras and lead into watercolor applications.

Main Concepts: Basics in watercolor color application & techniques

Please provide your own art materials.

List of recommended art materials:

  • 2H, 4H, or Color pencil w/ eraser
  • Eraser (Streader), & kneaded eraser
  • Cold press watercolor paper of any size, 140lb preferred.
  • Regular paper for warmup drawing.
  • Watercolors: Winsor & Newton Assorted Colors 6-12pk (Any brand will work). The main colors used in this class: Lemon Yellow, Cad Pale Yellow, Sap Green, Ultramarine, Cad Red, Cad Red Pale, Alizarin
  • 2 water jars/cups, towel, or paper towel
  • Mixing palette
  • Photos of Red Chile Peppers and Ristra Samples (a few reference photos will be sent out)
  • Optional: Colored Pencils, Small spray bottle, or eye dropper


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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