Adult Opportunities

Art Workshop: Andy Warhol’s Flowers

Create a Warhol-inspired painting in this hands-on art workshop.

Content Detail

Use a hot summer palette of pinks, yellows, and lime greens to create a Warhol-inspired graphical painting of flowers.

In 1964, pop artist Andy Warhol created a series of flower paintings using his signature bright colors and graphic style. This class will begin by viewing Warhol’s body of work on flowers to inspire creativity and consider how the artist approached flowers in a fresh way.

After practicing composition techniques and experimenting with colors, participants will dive in and create their own Warhol-esque flower painting, working from reference photos and plant specimens. The instructor will guide you through the process of tools, techniques, and color mixing with acrylics as you work.

Appropriate for any level of artist, this evening art class will provide a fun exploration of Warhol’s work, with plenty of support from the instructor. All supplies included. Take home a finished painting and be inspired to see flowers in a new way.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum. No prior art experience is required.

Instructor: Rachel Davis, artist

Age: 16 and older

Course number: A062

Rachel Davis, artist

Rachel Davis received her BA from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and her MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her work has been exhibited in national venues including the Holter Museum of Fine Art in Helena, Montana; Evergreen Galleries in Olympia, Washington; and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters in Madison, Wisconsin. She completed a year-long artist-in-residence at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago in 2018 and an artist-in-residence at the DuPage Children’s Museum in 2019. Currently, she teaches natural dye techniques in the textiles department at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago.

What to Know

All supplies included.

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Program Schedule

Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Arbor Room, Thornhill Education Center


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