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Botanical Watercolor Illustration Class

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We are thrilled to welcome Jessica Heberle, the artist responsible for the Amber Waves Herb Garden illustrations for a hands on workshop in watercolors!  In this two-hour course, participants will observe, sketch and paint a botanical watercolor illustration. Each participant will explore the farm and pick a plant, fruit, vegetable or herb they would like to study and turn into a painting.

During this workshop, participants will practice a variety of techniques in watercolor painting, explore methods such as washes and texture, and practice creating a full range of hues, shades and tones. Painting from nature is an important tool in developing botanical illustrations and offers a great opportunity for you to explore and get to know plants in an up-close and personal way! 


Jessica Heberle is an artist, illustrator and designer living in Pittsburgh, PA. She makes mixed-media watercolor paintings and small figurative sculptures from found materials. She recently created a fifteen foot by eight foot mural for The Wall Paintings: Storytellers event at Space Gallery. During this public event, she painted for eight hours while visitors of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl were invited to watch.

She has exhibited in Pittsburgh at Percolate Gallery, Space Gallery, The Backstage Bar, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Alumni Gallery,The Toonseum, Zenith Gallery and more. She is the founder and organizer of the Artists Meetup a diverse collective of local artists. She has participated in the Pittsburgh Zine Fair, The Small Press Expo,PIX: The Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo.

She has also contributed illustrations to The Toonseum’s Guide to Oakland, Illustration Ale for The East End Brewery, Kindlin' Quarterly, The Warhol, The Memory Anthology and for Amber Waves Farm.

Earlier Event: October 7
Farm Chores for Kids
Later Event: May 24
Memorial Day Weekend Seeding Sale