Botanical Drawing + Painting Workshops


Description: Join us for our new Botanical Drawing + Painting Workshop classes hosted by Jessica Dalrymple. 

- All workshops take place rain or shine at our studio in Sunset Park!
- Our studio address is 14 53rd St. Suite 405N Brooklyn, NY
- All tickets are nonrefundable
- Each ticket covers materials and includes light bites and beverages for 1 participant

Instructor: Jessica Dalrymple

Instructor Bio: 
Jessica Dalrymple is a Brooklyn based artist, teacher, and naturalist inspired by nature in the city. Her studio practice includes painting, mixed media, photography, nature journaling, and botanical drawing. She has taught all of the above for Trestle Workshops, The Old Stone House Brooklyn, The Gowanus Dredgers, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Human Impacts Institute, Hamilton College, and New Jersey Institute of Technology & Design and leads “Mindful Nature Journaling Hikes” through New York City parks. She studied fine art at Hamilton College, trained as a painter at The Art Students League, and earned a certificate in horticulture from Brooklyn Botanical Garden. She’s thrilled to work with Molly Oliver Flowers and focus on their exquisite seasonal flower varieties.

Image of Jessica Dalrymple photo credit: Tamara Staples


Botanical Drawing - late spring!

Sunday, June 23 

1 - 3:30 p.m.

This workshop will touch on the history of botanical illustration and briefly discuss the early summer flowers we'll be drawing, followed by instruction on botanical drawing techniques and specimen preparation. Then we'll dive into warm-up drawing exercises after which participants will create a unique contemporary botanical drawing on deckle edge paper.

*Supplies included

$55 pp

Paint + Sip - Sunflowers!

Thursday, August 15

6-8 p.m.

Experience the joy of painting sunflowers in the cool of air conditioning this summer while sipping wine (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) or iced herbal tea. Each participant will paint their own sunflower on canvas with oil or acrylics, either from a template or their own drawing. Jessica will demonstrate, provide painting tips, answer questions, and cheer you on. Molly Oliver is excited to procure a diverse range of locally-grown sunflowers for students to capture!

All supplies included.

$65 pp

Fall Botanical Drink + Draw

Thursday, September 26, 2024 


Relax and unwind while sketching at your leisure from an array of locally-grown fall flowers such as celosia, dalias, zinnias, and more. Botanical cocktails and mocktails will be served. There will be lots of papers and drawing implements to grab as well as some color pencils and watercolors if you're tempted to splash on some color. Feel free to bring your own snacks, supplies and/or sketchbooks. Jessica will be there to guide and cheer you on.

*Basic paper & pencils will be provided; feel free to bring your own 

$35 pp

Seasonal Flower Painting - Fall edition!

Sunday, September 29th, 2024

1-4 p.m. 

This workshop will focus on flower painting with oil paint, using a non toxic method. Jessica will demonstrate and teach an alla prima technique for flower painting directly from a beautiful arrangement by Molly Oliver Flowers including such fall beauties as celosa, dahlias, zinnias, and more. Each participant will be guided through the process of starting and finishing a flower painting.

$80 pp