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The process of working with watercolor and ink on masa paper allows beginner and intermediate painters to create unique and beautiful finished works. Masa is a versatile Japanese paper which can be used for a wide range of art techniques. Using images taken in the Garden, we will create detailed ink pen drawings on day one; you will be able to do a little tracing as the paper is translucent. The entire second day of the workshop will be spent painting, learning how to mix colors and layer paint for intensity and shading. For those who may be hesitant or think they don’t have enough artistic ability, all previous participants have been pleased with their final artwork. This is an accessible process and the final piece is impressive.

Fees: Member $64, Non-Member $76

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $64

Register Non-Member $76

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - Thursday, March 14, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Event Details

This class takes place over 2 consecutive days from 9 am – 12 pm:

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • Thursday, March 14

Materials are included. Please wear clothes you’re okay getting a little messy.

About the Instructor

Throughout her career, Shelley Row has taught art at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Chesterfield County Public Schools. She has had her own studio and gallery, taught “in home” painting workshops and served as adjunct faculty for the VCU Art Education Department. She strongly believes in everyone’s ability to create and the pure joy to be found through “playing” with a variety of art media. As a practicing visual artist, she also understands the absolute necessity of the arts in society and advocates for the visual and performing arts. “Teaching at Lewis Ginter has been the greatest gift of my retirement years. I have had the privilege of working surrounded by beautiful, ever-changing inspiration and meeting the most wonderful people.”