Flower Pressing Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 1.5 hrs of instruction & supplies

Learn about the beautiful and ancient art of flower pressing with a modern twist, during this fun hands-on workshop. Explore different methods of pressing & preserving flowers. Find out what flowers are best to press and dive into a world of endless creativity!

During this workshop, Jacquelyn will teach you how to use a traditional flower press, which participants will get to use for learning purposes. Due to the 3-4 week time frame that at it takes for the flowers to dry using a press, we will be using a heat pressed method for this creative project.

Participants will learn how to arrange their pressed flowers in an aesthetically pleasing way in a wooden glass frame, which they will get to home and proudly display.

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

Price: $45+tax


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

This workshop begins will practicing some basic line drawing exercises (no previous experience needed). With beautiful handmade booklets, participants will follow along and learn how to draw a wide range of botanicals from start to finish and 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 (local & imported)
❀ Instructional booklet

Botanical Inks Workshop | LVL 1: Beginner friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis

Included: 2 hrs of instruction and supplies

Price: $60+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

Participants will get to experiment with a wide range of botanical inks on watercolor paper, to make mesmerizing artwork.

Last but not least, participants will receive a mini natural ink booklet to take home. This helpful pocket guide provides a brief overview, for those who are interested in exploring this topic further.

Fascinating Fungi - Mushroom Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly
Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Includes: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

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 focusing on this subject from an artistic perspective.

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

What you will learn:

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

- Learn how to make your own Spore Prints for both artistic and scientific studies (an instructional sheet to take home will be provided)


- We will experiment with stamping mushrooms to create unique artwork


- Participants will examine, observe and learn from provided specimens. Together we will create at least one detailed drawing to take home.

Botanical Watercolor Workshop | LVL 1: Beginner friendly

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

Price: $60 + 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.

Why do I love watercolors?  


Watercolors have the reputation of being difficult. Especially for those who are just starting out, it can be challenging to let go of the level of control that there is when using other creative mediums.

However, this is why I enjoy teaching this so much. It is my passion to help others embrace and unleash their inner creativity. To help ease the process and find the joy and thrill that comes from making art. Watercolors provided me with special moments of bliss, while watching the beautiful washes of colors dance across the page.

Botanical Mushroom Watercolor Workshop | LVL 1: Beginner friendly

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

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.

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