Art classes



Let nature inspire you. Create a pencil and watercolor painting of a cut flower as you learn about the aesthetic elements of color and the fluidity of watercolor. The instructor is a noted botanical illustrator at the Smithsonian.

Some basic drawing skills required.

This class is sponsored jointly by the Casa Italiana Language School and the Italian American Museum of Washington DC.


Sec. Starts Sun. 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22 


$150, plus supplies (Instructor will provide a supply list.)


 About the instructor:  Alice Tangerini is a botanical illustrator at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian), a role she has served since 1972. She remains the only botanical illustrator ever hired by the Smithsonian, She is the recipient of numerous professional awards and is noted as one of the leading figures in her field. Ms. Tangerini has created a painting called "Tree Peony" especially for the Italian American Museum of Washington DC; it can be seen in the Museum's art gallery.