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Event Date

October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Botanical Arts and Crafts

Program Information

Location: Most classes will take place at BRIT or at the FW Botanic Garden. Some classes and workshops will be taught off campus and/or may include field trips to other locations around North Central Texas.

Cost: Class tuition varies depending on the length of the class and materials needed. Please see the individual class listings for exact prices.

Who should attend: GROW Adult Ed classes are designed for adults 18 and older. Interested children 14 and older are invited to attend classes with a parent or guardian if both individuals purchase a seat. Please don't hesitate to contact Erin Starr White if you have any questions about this policy.

Helpful Tip: Since you never know where GROW Adult Ed might take you, we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. A sweater is recommended for air conditioned environments, and closed toe shoes are always a good idea. Please check individual class listings for any specific requirements and, as always, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at a GROW Adult Education class soon!

Point of Contact

Erin Starr White

Community Education Manager

The fall garden displays a mix of fading and drying plants with interesting pods and bursts of color in the last blooms and changing leaves. In the morning we will draw and study the structural and gestural shapes of stems and leaves exploring design possibilities by cutting up our drawings and rearranging them. Using a palette of colors limited to primary colors, we will mix secondary colors and then mix complementary colors to create the more nuanced colors of the season. In the afternoon we will draw and paint several studies of different plants.

Instructor Carol Ivey is a still life painter who gathers plants from her garden for her subject matter. Her studio is animated by towering forms of dried sunflowers and the eleven-foot tall stalk of a century plant and vases with a myriad of plant forms. She enjoys observing and painting their changing states.

Please note: Regretfully we have had to cancel this class. Students who have already registered will be getting an email with more information. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Materials list:

Watercolor Paint
Daniel Smith Essentials Watercolor Set (

  • Hansa Yellow Light
  • New Gamboge
  • Quinacridone Rose
  • Pyrrol Scarlet
  • Phthalo Blue GS (green shade)
  • French Ultramarine

Watercolor Paper
Arches Watercolor Pad, cold pressed, 140 lb., 10 x 14”
Or other professional quality watercolor paper of your choice

Watercolor Brushes
Sable, sable blend, or synthetic.
Large Brush for backgrounds a larger round like #12 or similar
Round #8
Round #4
Flat - 1 inch (suggest - Winsor & Newton Cotman Series 777 Aquarelle)
3/8 inch flat or similar
Angle shader - ¼ inch
Look for a soft bristle with a good spring. Watercolor brushes have short handles, brushes for oil painting have long handles.


  • Palette – large white plastic with lots of wells and cups
  • All-purpose sketchpad 11x14” or similar (Canson Mixed Media pad is great!)
  • Sponge – small natural preferred (such as Artists Sea-Silk , size #2)
  • Drawing pencils - 2B and HB
  • Medium Kneaded Eraser
  • Masking tape
  • Painting or drawing board, 16 x 20 inches or larger – needs to be stiff and light weight and must withstand moisture and repeated taping.
  • 2 small white tubs for water containers

Asel Art Supply offers a 10% discount to students.


About Botanical Arts and Crafts

Nurture your inner artist with a class in botanical drawing, painting, or photography or by attending one of our hands-on, nature-inspired craft workshops. Our classes, taught by accomplished, professional artists, will allow you to increase your skills while enhancing your understanding of the natural world.