Botanical Watercolor 1

When June 06, 2019, 9:00 AM - June 06, 2019, 12:00 PM
Where McMillan Greenhouse, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Speaker(s) Amy Tipton, assistant director, Botanical Gardens
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $55
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details

Weekday Parking

UNC Charlotte provides five free parking spaces adjacent to the McMillan Greenhouse for gardens, greenhouse visitors. These spaces are in Lot 16A. You may park in one of these spaces Monday – Friday if you sign the sign inside McMillan Greenhouse, and note your license plate number.

If the visitor spaces are full on weekdays, additional visitor parking is located East Deck 1 and the Union Deck. Find these decks on the campus parking map. Both decks are a six-minute walk from the McMillan Greenhouse with parking fees of $5 for the first hour and $2 each additional hour.

Plants offer an unending supply of interesting colors for artists to discover and translate to the page. Botanists and artists alike must develop skills of discriminating color for plant identification and painting. In this class, Amy will help introduce participants to critical exploration of plant color. The class will explore basic color theory and color mixing. Participants will be provided with a variety of leaves, simple flowers, etc. to use for color studies. They will be guided to mix watercolors to match the multitude of botanical hues, tints and shades they see. Once the student feels comfortable with the colors they have created, they will create a simple line drawing of 1-2 plant elements and complete it/them with the colors they have discovered.


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