Fall 2023 Dow Arts Programs

Botanical Watercolor Workshop

Instructor: Erin Rice

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023

Time: 9am – 1pm

Cost:  $55 Members / $65 non-Members (includes materials)

Age: Adults (18+)

Workshop Description: We’ll begin the morning with some exercises in watercolor technique and we’ll explore a brief, yet fascinating history of the art of botanical watercolor painting. We’ll then begin our specimen study with a flat wash and start to build volume and detail over the course of the several hours with careful layering and observation. This class is appropriate for complete beginners or those with some watercolor experience looking to hone their skills.

Materials to be provided: Watercolor pan set and palette, 11×14 hot press watercolor paper, pencils, sketch paper, rulers, water jars and paper towels.

About the instructor: Erin Rice has a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a graduate degree in art history. In addition to running the education programs here at the Ipswich Museum, she also teaches art history at nearby colleges and creates art in different media in her free time.