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BOTANICAL

Dive into the beautiful world of botanical art, during these fun beginner-friendly workshops! * Workshop schedules rotate monthly & change seasonally

Flower Printing & Textile Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adults

Price: $65 + tax

Learn how to preserve the beauty of summer blooms, while creating you very own flower art through a combination of flower printing and simple embroidery.

During this workshop, Jacquelyn will guide you through the steps to flower pounding on pre-treated fabric, followed by heating setting our designs. 

Participants will arrange their botanicals on cotton fabric that is placed in a bamboo embroidery hoop making it easy to hang and display in your home.

 

 Last but not least, we will add some beautiful embellishments to our designs with two simple embroidery stitches: Lazy daisy and French knots. No previous experienced needed!

What you will learn:

 - How to create beautiful flower pounded textile print

- Learn the process for transferring the natural pigment of plants to fabric

- Identifying which flowers work the best for poundings

- Simple embroidery for decorative embellishments

Botanical Line Drawing | LVL 1 - Beginner Friendly
Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Best suited for adults

(Participants under 19 require guardian accompaniment - 2 tickets)

Price: $45 + tax

 

Dive into the beautiful world of botanical line drawing with Botanical Artist, Jacquelyn Miccolis. Learn how to draw realistic flowers, beginning with the very basics and building upon this with adding some details. Observe and draw from real dried botanicals, while you are guided through each steps.

This workshop begins will practicing some basic line drawing exercises (no previous experience needed). Participants will learn how to draw a wide range of botanicals from start to finish leave feeling more confident in their drawing skills.

We will be using:


❀ Pencil and eraser
❀ Micro-liner pen & sharpie (adding texture and definition)
❀ Colored Pencils (adding a little color to our drawings)
❀ Geometry set
❀ Beautiful dried and pressed flowers (both local & imported)
❀ Instructional booklet *in-studio use only

Botanical Ink & Dye Bundle Workshop | LVL 1: Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adult Workshop

Price: $75 + tax


Botanical inks add a beautiful variety of color tones that are distinctive from any other creative medium. During this workshop we will dive in the beautiful world of natural ink for artistic purposes and also natural dye for clothing.


Why do we love natural dyes? They are healthier and better for the planet. We're a huge fan of Brooklyn based Designer Barrie Cohen, who takes this one step further. She has designed an entire line of clothing using only natural dyes. She says that, "By wearing clothing that are dyed with rose petals, you are wearing that energy and bringing it with you with its own intentions."


By using food scraps like avocado pits as agents, we can create ink for artistic purposes or natural dyes for fabric. 


What can you expect to learn?


- Brief overview & history of natural inks
- About foraging for ink supplies
- Ink for dyeing purposes (lightfastness, mordants & more)
- Ink making and using it in artistic projects

- How to make a botanical dye bundle for dyeing cotton

Participants will get to make their very own dye bundle using beautiful flowers and greenery to take home with them. Also, we will have fun experimenting with botanical inks on watercolor paper to create mesmerizing art.

Fascinating Fungi - Mushroom Workshop | Beginner Friendly
Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Includes: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Best suited for adults

(Participants under 19 require guardian accompaniment - 2 tickets)

Price: $50 + tax

 

During this fun and interactive workshop, we will explore the magnificent world of mushrooms and fungi. Please note that this is not a scientific workshop, therefore we will be primarily focusing on mushrooms and fungi from an artistic perspective.

 
After months of foraging, collecting and studying mushrooms, Jacquelyn is very excited to have developed this unique workshop, which is a truly a passion project brought to life!


What you will learn:

  • A brief overview of  foraging and examining your fungi specimens for drawing purposes

  • Learn how to create your own Spore Prints for both artistic and scientific studies 

  • We will experiment with stamping mushrooms to make unique art

  • Participants will examine, observe and learn how to draw from provided specimens. With the goal being to create at least one detailed drawing, with a splash of color to take home.

Botanical Watercolor Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adult Workshop

Price: $50 + tax


During this beginner watercolor workshop, participants will dive into the beautiful world of watercolor art! Never painted before? No sweat! During this workshop you will be guided through the steps - one at a time with ease.

 

The first hour will be spent developing some basic watercolor painting skills. The second half, Jacquelyn will guide you through the steps to painting your very own plant painting to take home to proudly display.

Botanical Mushroom Watercolor Workshop | Beginner Friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Age Group: Adult Workshop

Price: $50 + tax

Get your feet wet during this beginner watercolor workshop! Learn some basic techniques for painting with watercolors, while discovering the unique properties of this medium.

Starting with the very basics and building upon it, participants will become more comfortable using watercolors, while exploring various blending and layering techniques. Learn how to paint beautiful botanical mushrooms, through guided step by step instruction and leave feeling more confident in your new skill.