Detail of plein-air watercolor on Arches rough paper (Mission Gold watercolors).
Botany through Art: Watercolor 1
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(but there are still spaces left!) 
Who:  Elizabeth Smith is facilitating this class (this is my 5th year combining art with nature at the Naples Botanical Garden).
What: An 8-week series learning about the magical world of watercolor painting for anyone intrigued with this medium.  This class is good for the beginning painter but also a refresher and practice time for more experienced artists.  A list of suggested materials is available for those who are new to this media (email me, please), but feel free to bring your favorite supplies.
Where:  Naples Botanical Garden, The Kapnick Center, Room 124, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL.  
When: Mondays, 9 am to 12 noon, October 1 through November 19, 2018
Cost:  $35 Members / $40 Non-Members per class (limit 12). Registration required.  Materials are NOT included.  People may choose to take one class or all eight classes.
How:  Each class will explore basic techniques, then move 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 and weather allows.   
For questions relating to class content or for suggested supplies, please contact Elizabeth at  I will email you a list of class dates and the topics we’ll cover, as well as a suggested material list (PDF format). If you have supplies already, please bring those; we are learning about the medium, not my style of painting.  You will develop and discover your own unique way of expression!
Please direct questions on registration to the Garden (see below for contact information).
To register: 
Online: Naples Botanical Garden website, scroll to the bottom for registration.
Register by phone, 239-325-1354 (direct line to Sales Office/Ticketing), or through
the main line, 239-643-7275 (select option #3 to go to sales).
Register in person at the Garden.

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 at the Naples Botanical Garden...

Botany Through Art:
Watercolor 3

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 Botany through Art: Drawing Basics

Orchid bulbs drawing
Orchid bulbs, pencil on paper

9 am – 12 pm

Through June 6, 2016

Unity of Naples, Fellowship Hall
2000 Unity Way, Naples, FL 34112

For questions or more information,
please contact Elizabeth at  

Botany through Art:
Watercolor Pencil Workshop Series

at the Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples Florida 34112
9 am – 12 pm Saturday, January 16, 2016
(continues for 8 weeks)
Meet in Kapnick Center #124, then draw in the Garden. 
We’ll be sketching the world of plants with ink, pencil,
and watercolor pencil in a nature journal format.
For more information visit the class description on the Garden's website here.
Download a PDF of our weekly topics and additional information here.

Here’s what past participants have to say about their experience!
“I loved this, want to take more classes!”
“Helped me to see better.”
“Beginners felt very comfortable!”
“Class was amazing!”
“Thanks so much for your inspiration!”
“Elizabeth was knowledgeable and friendly, great instructor!”
“Great participants, beautiful garden, fantastic instructor, very kind instruction.”