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2023-SPRING SESSION – Watercolor Painting

Monday, April 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


BEGINS April 3, 2023 SPRING WATERCOLOR CLASS – The Garden As Inspiration Series – 6  Week Session at the Robey Hall


INSTRUCTOR: Maria Mariottini – The Garden As Inspiration Series


DATES: Mondays April 3 – May 8, 2023 – Six Week Spring Session

TIME: 6pm-7:30pm

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

REGISTRATION FEE: $100 per Student

PAYMENT: After YOU register you will be directed to the On-Line Pay Site or if you Prefer – you can pay by check.

VIEW STUDENT’S WORK: SPRING 2022 – Watercolor ClassSUMMER 2022 – Drawing ClassFALL 2022 – Collage & Mixed Media


Join Us – The Garden As Inspiration CREATE Series The SPRING Session Garden As Inspiration Art Class will be focused on WATERCOLOR Techniques.

Maria Mariottini will teach the class which will be a 6 week long series that explores watercolor techniques and then applying those techniques to painting spring boquets of flowers from the Wicker Park Gardens. 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 CLASS LAYOUT – 90 Minute class – During the Class the Teacher and Assistant will walk around to your work tables and assist with any questions that you want to ask.

  • 20 minutes – View the work of watercolor artists focused on each week & work with watercolor techniques presented in that class.
  • 55 min create and finish work in the style of the Artist we studied and the techniques we focused on in the class- but, make it your own.
  • 15 minutes-All Students discuss their artworks to share ideas and insight.

SUPPLY LIST  for the Watercolor Class – Students Bring to the First Class

  • 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) – this is used to tape your paper securely to the board so it stays flat when wet.
  • A board at least as big as your paper
  • Paper towels or clean rags

There will be supplement materials supplied by the teacher.

**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.  Doug Wood and Maria Mariottini started the series in the summer of 2020 during the pandemic and offered drawing classes in Wicker Park – the park.  Since then, the class has explored watercolor, collage, and mixed media techniques.  The Wicker Park Gardens provided materials for these classes when it was appropriate and/or seasonal.

VIEW STUDENT’S WORK from Previous Classes

SPRING 2022 – Watercolor Class

SUMMER 2022 – Drawing Class

FALL 2022 – Collage & Mixed Media Class

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


Date: 04/03/2023 (Mon.)

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm CST

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


Monday, April 3, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Wicker Park
1425 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
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Wicker Park Field House
1425 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 9am-6:45pm
Sat: 10am-2pm
Sun: Closed
Hours may change – Verify at (312) 742-7553

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Keith Jones