Advanced Botanical Art Painting

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Advanced Botanical Art Painting


In this class, students will work towards developing and finishing a botanical painting over five weeks. This will be supplemented with exercises to help you along the way. This botanical painting class is for those who have taken previous classes with Lara or have experience with watercolors. This class is limited to 6 students. We will meet Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 on September 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, and 9th.

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Here is the supply list. I try to keep it simple and most items can be purchased at The Art Box (near Foods of All Nations), downtown at Rock Paper Scissors, or online at Dick Blick. I included a few notes below.


Fabriano artistico HOT press paper (traditional or bright white), 300 lb. If you can, cut the piece (into 4 equal pieces although I can do that in class for you. You can also find this as a pad of paper that is already an ideal size (11 x 14 is good). Arches is just not the same and is not as smooth. If you have a really hard time getting a sheet, let me know.

Round watercolor brushes size 2, 4 (kolinsky sable are best) Winsor Newton series 7 are good, Raphael Kolinsky #8408, size 2 or size 4 are my absolute favorite but can be expensive. 

water dish/jar (a small short jelly jar works fine)

watercolor palette (I recommend a flat white dinner plate, seriously), please NO plastic!

kneaded eraser

tracing paper (roll or pad)

HB pencil

a portable desk light 

I will provide the paints. You can park at McGuffey behind the building (but not against the building). I will have a parking pass for you the first day of class.

*Please note that there will be no refunds within one week of the start of class*