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Adult Workshop: Botanical Watercolor Painting

Spend the afternoon painting with botanical artist and illustrator Lara Call Gastinger.

*** THIS EVENT IS NOW FILLED TO CAPACITY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THIS PROGRAM. CHECK OUT THE RELATED WORKSHOP: BOTANICAL DRAWING with professional artist, Ann Currie! ***

Discover the world of botanical watercolors and spend the afternoon painting with botanical artist and illustrator, Lara Call Gastinger. In this expert-led workshop, Lara will demonstrate painting techniques, watercolor mixing, and how to set up a composition of spring specimens using plant materials from the MSV’s own Glen  Burnie Gardens. All skill levels are welcome and all materials will be provided.

This workshop is being offered as a complement to Beauty in Botany, a special exhibition of 22 botanical-themed works by seven celebrated regional artists on view in the Glen Burnie House. The workshop fee includes MSV admission,; plan to arrive early and check out the MSV galleries, six-acre gardens, and the Glen Burnie House!

A participating artist in Beauty in Botany, Lara Call Gastinger was the lead illustrator for the recently published Flora of Virginia Project. Lara has exhibited her work widely and was awarded a gold medal at the Royal Horticultural Society garden show in London. Her work was part of the international exhibition Losing Paradise: Endangered Plants Here and Around the World and her illustrations were published in the book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic. Most recently, Lara's work was accepted into the prestigious Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. A resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, Lara holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from Virginia Tech in plant ecology.

MSV Members: $45; all others $50. Registration required by May 24; visit www.theMSV.org or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Space is limited. Meet at the garden entrance.

Top image: Globe Amaranth, Gomphrena [detail], by Lara Call Gastinger; watercolor on paper.
Inset: Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, and Joe Weed, Eutrochium purpureum, by Lara Call Gastinger; watercolor on paper.

Sat, May 30 • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Glen Burnie Gardens

MSV Members: $45

All Others: $50

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