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Spring – The Garden As Inspiration – Watercolor Class

Monday, May 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


2022 SPRING The Garden As Inspiration Series – 6  Week Session

Watercolor: Spring Flowers in Wicker Park Gardens

Maria Mariottini, Instructor   


VIEW STUDENT WORK from 2020 & 2021 on WPAC Facebook


6 CLASSES – 5 Mondays & 1 Tuesday

TIME: 6pm – 7:30pm

Mon. April 4

Tues. April 12

Mon. April 18

Mon. April 25 

Mon. May 2

Mon. May 9

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


FEE: $100

COVID-19 COMPLIANT – Masks & Social Distancing Required in the Class Room



–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.

SHARE WORK WITH OTHERS – EACH WEEK – We will share our work at the End of Class, discuss what we produced and take tips from others about what worked for them to obtain their final work.

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.

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



Monday, May 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Wicker Park Advisory Council
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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