Wicker Park Garden Club and Advisory Council

SPRING SESSION - Watercolor Painting

2022 SPRING The Garden As Inspiration Series - 6  Week Session

Watercolor Painting: Spring Flowers in Wicker Park Gardens

Maria Mariottini, Instructor

DATES: April 4, 11, 18, 25  May 2, 9

TIME: 6pm – 7:30pm

LOCATION: The Robey Hall   2022 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

QUESTIONS: [email protected]

FEE: $100 (Registered Students will be Sent a Link for On-Line Payment

COVID-19 COMPLIANT - Masks & Social Distancing Required


STUDENTS PROVIDE THESE SUPPLIES and Wear a Mask and Social Distance:

  • A block of watercolor paper approximately 8in x 12in
  • Watercolors block or tube
  • 3 water color brushes of various sizes
  • Masking tape – narrow (1/4in width) and wide (1in width)
  • A board at least as big as your paper
  • Small watercolor palette
  • Paper towels or clean rags

Maria Mariottini will teach The Garden as Inspiration Watercolor Class,  a six week class that explores forms and textures in the Spring Wicker Park Garden. The first session will be an intro to the materials and technique. Each following session will have a focus to encourage expanded skill in using watercolor. The goal after 6 weeks is to fill your notebook with observations and your paintings that will fuel ideas and aspiration for your future work.

Maria Mariottini has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and a Master in Educating Adults from DePaul. She produced the Bucktown Arts Fest for 20 years and still serves as a juror. She is committed to the value of arts and community.

The Goal of the Series is to explore the Wicker Park Gardens as a source of inspiration to YOU as you learn various painting and drawing techniques, to meet and share your work with others, and to assist in funding the 10,000 sq. ft. of gardens in Wicker Park.

**The Garden As Inspiration Series is a Project of the Wicker Park Garden Club and Advisory Council WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP with The Robey Chicago and The Chicago Park District.

VIEW STUDENT’S WORK from 2020 on WPAC Facebook

READ Our Urban Times ARTICLE about 2020 The Garden As Inspiration Drawing Class in the Park

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Date: 04/04/2022 (Mon.)

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST

Location: The Robey Hall 2022 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

Created by:   Douglas Wood
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