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.
Saturday, August 1
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.
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