This program is a series of 8 sessions built around process learning, building on previous introductory classes in watercolor painting. Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of plants or trees, techniques, and/or art elements. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite watercolor paints, brushes, and paper. Cold-press watercolor paper in pad, block, or single sheet, 140 lb. is recommended (detail painters may prefer hot-press), in a size that is comfortable for you. Otherwise supplies will be listed or available via email before class starts. We’ll have an opportunity to practice and play, painting specimens in the classroom and possibly painting outside. This is a great opportunity to extend beginning skills or to brush up on rusty skills!
- Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19, and 26.
- 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 person at the Chabraja Visitor Center or online via these links:
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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.
Questions? Call us at 239.325.1354 or email us at LLL@naplesgarden.org.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.