Flower Pressing Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly

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

Learn about the beautiful art of flower pressing in 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. Pressed flowers can be framed or used to adorn note cards, writing paper, book covers, bookmarks, jewelry, candles, and lots more. Also, for those who are interested in the scientific elements of botanicals, pressed flowers & plants, can be used for field notes.

Join us for a memorable evening and preserve a flower while creating a beautiful piece of artwork to take home and 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, starting with the basics and moving into adding some details. Observe and draw from real dried botanicals, while Jacquelyn guides you through the steps one at a time.

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.

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

Exploring Botanical Ink Workshop | LVL 1: Beginner friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis

Included: 2 hrs of instruction and supplies

Price: $60+tax

Botanical ink adds 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, as well natural dye for clothing.

Healthier and better for the planet, these are just two of the many reason, why we love natural dye and ink. 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 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. This is one of the many inks that we will be experimenting with during this workshop.

What will you learn?

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

Participants will get to explore creating with a wide range of botanical inks on watercolor paper, while making mesmerizing artwork, with some added acrylic ink to add some beautiful detailing.

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 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 workshop, which was 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 (an instructional sheet to take home)


- We will experiment with stamping mushrooms to make unique artwork


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

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 that we will later put to use. The second portion of this workshop, Jacquelyn will guide you through the steps to painting your very own plant painting to take home and 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 creating something that you can feel proud of. Watercolors give me these special moments of bliss. Watching those beautiful washes of colors dance across the page is pure magic!

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. Paint beautiful botanical mushrooms, through guided step by step instruction and leave feeling more confident with your new skill.

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