Workshop: Botanical painting - spring buds and plant forms from the LongHouse gardens with Barbara Thomas

Part of our Summer Painting Workshops with Barbara Thomas


$75.00 per person


2h 30min

Students will pick branch forms and early seasonal buds and blooms to paint in the studio, learning and practicing traditional methods of classic botanical painting: looking closely at plant parts and forms, mixing color, brush strokes, how to ‘lay in’ a painting. Beginner to experienced, students bring own materials. Some materials available at LongHouse.

Offered one day only:
Friday, April 21, 10am-12:30pm 
$75 for both members and non-members

For all Barbara Thomas Summer Painting Workshops click here.

About Barbara Thomas

We are thrilled to have Artist Barbara Thomas at LongHouse Reserve this summer.

Barbara attended The Art Students League and Pratt Institute in New York, and received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA.

Barbara’s work explores the natural world and man’s relationship to it. Her subjects include earth and sky, flora and fauna, and seasons. Working mostly in traditional media, oil paint and gouache watercolor, she renders her views of the elements of nature with detail and attention.

Barbara’s work also delves into contemporary media—digital photography and video, as well as experiments in direct use of land in her work.

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LongHouse Reserve, a 16-acre sculpture garden, encourages living with art in all its forms. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens, sculpture, and programs reflect world culture to inspire a creative life.