Join artist Elizabeth Smith in a seven-week series of classes for an introduction to the magical world of watercolor painting. This class is perfect for the beginning painter or as a refresher and practice time for more experienced artists. A list of suggested materials will be available for those who are new to this media, but feel free to bring your favorite supplies.
Each class features an introduction to basic techniques or concepts, then moves into play-time as we explore and practice what we’ve learned. We’ll embrace the idea of process and experiential learning as we paint indoors from subjects at hand, with the possibility of painting outdoors if time allows.
- Monday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 and 13
- 9am – 12pm, FGCU Kapnick Center room 124 at Naples Botanical Garden
- $35 Members / $40 Non-Members per class (limit 12)
Elizabeth is a member of Naples Botanical Garden and the United Arts Council, and was selected in 2011 by the Florida Wildlife Corridor (formerly the Legacy Institute of Nature and Culture) as one of ten Florida artists to participate in the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas Project. Elizabeth combines nature and art to increase awareness, enjoyment, and stewardship of our natural world.
A longtime Florida Native Plant Society member, Elizabeth Smith has been keeping a nature journal for several years, publishing her pages in an online blog, A Nature Art Journal: the Natural World of Southwest Florida. She shares what she’s learned in workshops and classes, and exhibits occasionally in Naples and Ft. Myers. This is her third year teaching at Naples Botanical Garden. Elizabeth has illustrated for numerous magazines, projects, and institutions, the most recent being the book Florida’s Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking by Peggy Sias Lantz.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in these ways:
- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
- For questions or to register by phone call 239.643.7275 during business hours
- Register by email LLL@naplesgarden.org during non-business hours by leaving contact information and the program(s) of interest and someone will return your call within 2 business days
Registration is complete when payment is received. Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancellation is required a refund will be issued.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.