Nature Sketch and Watercolor

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Saturday January 30

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10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Nature Sketch and Watercolor


The combination of art and nature can be seen throughout history. From Paleolithic cave paintings of animals, to the landscapes of Claude Monet or the flowers of Georgia O’Keefe, humans have always used art to make observations about the natural world around them. Join us virtually on Saturday, January 30 to practice your observational skills and learn how to translate those skills  into sketches that are enhanced by the use of watercolor. With the expert guidance of Aleta Jacobson, artist and instructor, get started with contour drawing and learn the basics of watercolor in this Nature Sketch and Watercolor class. Beginner to advanced students are welcome! All students will receive a suggested materials and subject list upon registration. The virtual two-hour class will take place through Zoom on Saturday, January 30 at 10am. 


Aleta Jacobson is a working artist, instructor, and designer who specializes in creating powerful collage, mixed media, watercolors, and acrylic paintings using a variety of tools and materials. Aleta is inspired by life events, current events, nature, and the environment. Learn more about Aleta’s beautiful work by visiting her website


Want a curated watercolor kit? Help give the Garden an extra boost of support and receive all the materials you need for your watercolor adventures. The watercolor kit will include a pencil, micron pen, eraser, watercolor set, two extra watercolor brushes, and a watercolor notebook. 


Local kit pick-up only: Watercolor kits will be available for pick-up only on Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29 at California Botanic Garden. As we get closer to the class, staff will contact event registrants to schedule pick-up times. Remember to wear your mask and plan to maintain physical distancing.



Member Webinar Only | $40

Public Webinar Only | $45

Webinar + Watercolor Kit | $75