Roadside Flower + Exotic Blossoms + Watercolor = Magic

March 11, 2013 | 10 AM - 4 PM

Visitor Center & Conservatory

2450 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605

Cost: $75 Member Cost: $67.50

Join international watercolour artist Margaret Walsh Best for a day of making watercolour paper come to life with colourful blossoms.

Margaret will lead you through her process of making a special plant the star of a painting, while at the same time giving it a background which makes it look at home in its landscape. In this one-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about and paint a couple of plants which botanists at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia have identified as being both invasive and non-native.

The day will begin with interesting information on the plant - on its history, anatomy, medicinal or culinary uses and maybe some folklore connected to it, along with its role in biodiversity. There will be plenty of demonstrations on techniques, accompanied by individual work with each participant, all of which will make for a positive painting experience.

There will be an $9 materials fee for those participants without supplies. This workshop is open to those of varying skill levels.