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Magical World of Botanical Painting

  • March 16, 2018
  • March 17, 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • March 16, 2018, 9:30 AM 3:30 PM (CDT)
  • March 17, 2018, 9:30 AM 3:30 PM (CDT)
  • WAS-H 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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  • Member Registration
  • One monitor per class will receive discount in exchange for helping teacher with specific tasks. Registration code is given to those who have completed the training class.
  • Non-member registration fee is an additional $10.00 per day

Registration is closed


Friday and Saturday 
March 16 and 17
9:30am - 3:30pm

Back by request. No matter whether you are a novice or professional painter, combining real plants with the magic of watercolor using these unique techniques will bring delightful results. They almost paint themselves. Join us!  Learn unusual and innovative methods of painting trees and botanicals.  Discover how much fun it is to allow nature to nearly paint itself!  All levels.

lucholiz@gmail.com281-347-9043   www.susangiannantonio.com

Botanical Painting Supply List

  • Leaves.  Freshly cut plants with printable veins, cut within a few days of class and flattened in a heavy book, not a phone book or newsprint.  Bring book(s); do not remove plants from book(s) until the minute you use each piece in your painting.  Ferns and grasses, trees and bushes with prominent veining on their back side work best.  Also, interesting leaf shapes (outside edge shape) are also interesting and need not have veins.
  •  Masking or painter’s tape
  • Watercolor pencils (optional)
  • Rocks, flat glass marbles (floral arranging marbles), or weights for plants.  May be bought at most Dollar-type stores
  • A baggie of fresh grass from your yard
  • Watercolors
  • A pad of watercolor paper.  We will do multiple paintings.  Bring whatever size/weight of paper you prefer. I like d’Arches rough pads, 9 x 12”
  • Favorite watercolor brushes.  Especially a mop or round that holds a lot of paint/water
  • Spray bottle or mist bottle of water
  • Bottle of diluted dish detergent or shampoo.  Approx. 2 tbsp soap in 8-12 oz water.
  • White gouache (optional)
  • White acrylic paint or paint marker(s) (optional)
  • Paint cloths, rags or paper towels (I use terrycloth)
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