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Backyard Botanical Art

This bi-weekly livestream is an evolution of the Museum’s Botanical Art Workshop that traditionally takes place in the John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden. Through the MMFA’s Instagram account, Assistant Curator of Education Laura Bocquin shares the basics of botanical art that you can accomplish in your own backyard.

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Upcoming Sessions

Summer Succulents

Saturday, August 1
9:30-10:30 AM

As the heat continues to rise, Laura will demonstrate how to draw and paint plants that flourish in such conditions: succulents, focusing on accurate shape and lush colors. This art demo will also include some tips on how to help these desert plants survive, so get your watercolors ready and let’s have some educational fun!

Materials: watercolor paper, 3M painters tape, pencil and eraser, watercolor paints and paintbrush, water cup, paper towel, and a technical pen

July 4, 2020

Class Title: Flowers and Fireworks

Materials: canvas board, acrylic paints, palette, paintbrushes, water cup, paper towel

June 20, 2020

Class Title: Draw What You See

Materials used: drawing paper, pencil, eraser, and colored pencils

May 23, 2020

Class Title: In Full Bloom

Materials used: watercolor paper, 3M blue painters tape, pencil and eraser, watercolor paints and paintbrushes, cup for water, and paper towel.

May 9, 2020

Class Title: Fun With Color

Laura demonstrates how to enhance a drawing using colored pencils to create the illusion of depth.

Materials used: pencil, eraser, colored pencils, and paper.

April 25, 2020

Class Title: Looking Closely, Take Two

Laura demonstrates how to use drawn lines and painted color gradation to create the impression of curving leaves and petals.

Materials used: watercolor paper, pencil, colored pencils, ultra-fine pen, watercolor paints and paintbrushes, palette, and water.

April 11, 2020

Class Title: Looking Closely

For the introductory livestream, Larua shared the basics of botanical art that can be accomplished in your very own backyard.

Materials used: pencils, ultra-fine pen, watercolor paints and paintbrushes, palette, and water.

Share Your Work

We would love to see your creations! Share your work with us by taking a photograph and emailing it to us at pr@mmfa.org.