Mark your calendars! Margaret Best will be returning in January for two workshops!

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden – 2 day weekend workshop
Saturday January 17 and Sunday January 18th

San Diego Natural History Museum – 3 day workshop
Tuesday January 13th, Wednesday January 14th, Thursday January 15th

Clematis, copyright 2008, Margaret Best

Clematis, copyright 2008, Margaret Best

Botanical Water Colors Weekend Workshop at the
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and BAGSC
ART 300 – Botanical Art Workshop with Margaret Best

Saturday and Sunday January 17, January 18 10:00-4:00 p.m.

Margaret Best, internationally renowned artist and teacher, will return again in January to the Garden for a workshop focusing on watercolor. Whether you are a beginner, or have reached a more experienced level with botanical art, Margaret can help you hone your observational and technical skills to produce a scientifically accurate, yet appealing artwork.

Margaret’s previous workshops received rave reviews, so gather your supplies and join us for this one. A suggested materials list will be supplied to participants upon request.

In this class Margaret will focus on how to create natural-looking greens. Exercises will explore how to create variously shaped leaves, with textures ranging from smooth and shiny to textured and hairy.
Class Limit: 15
Fee: $150 for members of SBBG or BAGSC; $170, non-members
Be sure to bring your lunch, as there are no restaurant facilities at this beautiful garden.

Register online: Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
Phone: 805-682-4726

Hemerocallis (Day Lily), copyright 2008 by Margaret Best

Hemerocallis (Day Lily), copyright 2008 by Margaret Best


San Diego Natural History Museum

3 day Watercolor Workshop
with Margaret Best

Sponsored by the Botanical Art Guild of Southern California (BAGSC)

Tuesday January 13th, Wednesday January 14th, Thursday January 15th,
10 am – 4 pm

Responding to requests by BAGSC members who participated in Margaret’s classes at the ASBA conference, we are excited to be offering this 3-day workshop at the wonderful San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego.

This workshop will focus on an understanding of what can be achieved with a range of watercolor types from totally transparent to opaque colors. It will also aim to provide participants with specific exercises designed to upgrade technical brush skills from working in a wet-on-wet style to dry brush techniques. It promises to be a very busy three days with an excellent opportunity to hone some skills that you may have found challenging before.

Bring your favorite paints, paper, water jars and drawing materials as well as your own lamp. Margaret will make personal recommendations during the class regarding the supplies she uses.

The Museum has a popular coffee shop for light meals and snacks, however you may bring your own lunches to eat in the classroom.

Limit 14

Fees : $295.00 for BAGSC members; $325.00 for non-members

Register by contacting Leslie Walker and mailing her your check for full payment.

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