Lifelong Learning: Watercolor Pencil Workshop
  • Naples Botanical Garden 4820 Bayshore Drive
  • Naples, Florida
  • 34112
  • (239) 643-7275


or call 239.643.7275

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with Instructor Elizabeth Smith


Class Title: Watercolor Pencil Workshop

Instructor: Elizabeth Smith

Class Description: Are you ready to add some color to your sketches of natural scenes? Back by popular demand, artist Elizabeth Smith will lead this watercolor pencil workshop with tips and technique in the classroom and nature-inspired practice in the Garden.

Date: Friday, February 21, 2014

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Kapnick Center; White Classroom (124)

Class Size: 10 participants

Cost: $10 Garden Members/ $15 Non-members

Materials List: Sketch kits may be purchased at the instructor’s cost ($35) at the workshop. The sketch kit includes an Aquabee Super Deluxe spiral-bound sketchbook (93 lb. paper, 60 sheets, 6 x 9” size), a medium size waterbrush, eraser, pencils, an artist quality ink pen, and a set of watercolor pencils (Faber Castell Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencils or similar brand). Individual sets of watercolor pencils will be available for $15 each. Alternatively, participants may elect to bring their own materials similar to those listed above.


Instructor Bio: Elizabeth spent her early years in the woods and waters of Iowa developing a love for plants and wildlife that is reflected in her artwork, whether quick sketches or more intensive watercolor paintings. She received her B.A. in art at Florida Gulf Coast University, with postgraduate classes in education. Elizabeth is a member of the United Arts Council and Florida Native Plant Society. She was selected in 2011 by the Legacy Institute of Nature and Culture as one of ten Florida artists to participate in the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas project. Her illustrations have appeared in publications or other materials for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Collier County Museum, Gulfshore Life Magazine, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida Native Plant Society, and North American Butterfly Association, among others. Elizabeth keeps an online blog called "A Nature Art Journal: The Natural World of Southwest Florida." Elizabeth's goal is to combine nature and art as a venue to increase awareness, enjoyment, and stewardship of our natural world.

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