Botanical Watercolor Painting in the Garden

Join us in the garden for a Creative Botanicals Workshop exploring the expressive style of painting with Watercolor. Sharon Virtue, a Fairfax based painter and ceramic artist will inspire and encourage the creation of art.

Working with watercolor paper, learn ways to sketch and draw plein air, then build compositions in layers of color and form to create beautiful botanicals.  Explore color theory, how to mix paints, the nature of the materials and their impact on the final results.  Sharon will teach you tips to make drawing and painting playful, inspiring confidence with various materials.

This workshop is open to all levels and those who want to learn new techniques in expressive painting.




Jun 28 2024


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Questions? email or call 415-455-5260


The Shop
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross CA 94957



  • Sharon Virtue
    Sharon Virtue

    Sharon Virtue is a British artist of mixed Jamaican and Irish heritage, currently living in Fairfax, California. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in painting, (acrylic and watercolor), printmaking and ceramic arts . She has taught various art practices to a wide range of students from kinder garden to seniors and everything in between.
    She has a strong social practice and has worked internationally in Mozambique, Uganda, Brazil, Haiti, America and England. She believes artists are agents of transformation. Her mission is to inspire, encourage and provide access to the greater community in the creation of art. Nature has become her focus since moving to Marin and she regularly visits the Marin Art and Garden center for peaceful plein air painting sessions.

    She has taught botanical painting workshops for over 10 years in the Bay Area, most recently at Esalen, Sierra Nevada art college, and as an art teacher in public schools in Oakland and San Francisco.

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