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Beginning Watercolor – VirtualNorth Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill
In this class, students are introduced to watercolor and learn basics techniques such as flat and graded washes. Students learn to paint various simple shapes (spheres and cylinders) and a small botanical subject.
Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native PlantsNorth Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill
Conservation Gardening 101: Landscaping with Native Plants is a certificate series designed to provide home gardeners and emerging landscape professionals with foundational concepts of landscape design, native species selection, implementation and maintenance of compellingly beautiful and ecologically productive native plant gardens based on conservation principles. This program will cover six conservation gardening topics through lectures, handouts, and instructor-led treks through the Garden. Participants who attend all six sessions and complete a final evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Garden. Conservation gardening topics included in this series are Landscape Design Principles, Native Plant Selection - Perennials, Native Plant Selection – Shrubs and Trees, Weeding, Mulching, and Seasonal Maintenance, Landscape Installation, and Pruning and Long-Term Maintenance of Woody Plants.
Mixed Media: Botanicals in Watercolor, Colored Pencil, and Pen and Ink
This class is designed to increase your skills and confidence in the use of the various art media taught at the Garden. The instructor demonstrates techniques to combine watercolor, ink and colored pencils to create vibrant botanical paintings. Students receive one-on-one instruction to evolve their own unique drawing and painting.