Beginning Nature Drawing

Think you can’t draw? Let nature drawing change your mind! This workshop is an introduction to the art of nature drawing as a way to develop an informal art practice that connects us with the ecology of the places we inhabit. We’ll cover the basics of nature sketching, play some games to sharpen our observational drawing skills, and set out to explore the natural world to fill our sketchbooks with a record of what we see and learn. Students should come prepared to explore the outdoors and be able to carry their art materials with them for sketching on the go. All skill levels are welcome!

Instructor: Owen Curtsinger is an art teacher and illustrator living in Fort Worth. He has taught middle school and high school art classes both in-person and virtually, and teaches independent virtual art classes to students around the country. He specializes in making educational comics and zines about scientific and research-based topics, and also holds a certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a firm believer in the intersection of scientific learning and art as a way of better understanding and appreciating our world.

Saturday, April 17, 2021 (1 – 4 pm)

Registration Deadline: April 14
$65/$55 member

Location: FWBG*

Materials: A full list of necessary materials will be emailed upon registration. If you are interested in the class and would like more information on necessary materials, please email

*This class will take place outdoors with space for 6′ between participants. Class size will be capped at 15. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Mask use is encouraged.

In the case of inclement weather, the rain date for this class is April 18 (1 – 4 pm).

Image courtesy Owen Curtsinger

About Botanical Arts and Crafts

Nurture your inner artist with a class in botanical drawing, painting, or photography or by attending one of our hands-on, nature-inspired craft workshops. Our classes, taught by accomplished, professional artists, will allow you to increase your skills while enhancing your understanding of the natural world.

Program Information


GROW Adult Education programs are for adults 18 and older. BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden endeavor to offer a quality educational experience to each program participant, with class sizes supporting this policy. Registered participants may not bring an unregistered participant of any age to class. Onsite registrations, when a class is not sold out, are encouraged.

GROW members may register for courses at the discounted member rate; guests of members do not qualify for the member rate. Program registration fees include complimentary entry into the Botanic Garden the day of the program. Entry to BRIT is always free.

Many courses are held outdoors and may require moderate walking to and from one or more locations. As such we recommend that participants dress comfortably in clothes that are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor adventures. If you have questions about physical requirements, please send an email to


To cancel your registration for a class, please email at least ten calendar days prior to the start of that class. You will receive an 85% refund. No refunds are granted less than ten calendar days before the class starts.

If you choose, you may gift your seat in the class to a friend or family member; just send us the name and email address of the person who is taking your spot so we can add them to the roster and send them the appropriate information.

Payment for your class reserves your seat and allows us to secure the instructor. If you are late for class, your seat will be reserved; we do not transfer your seat to walk-in participants. Partial refunds or transfers are not available for unattended classes.

In the event that we must cancel a class, you will be notified email and will have several options: we can transfer your ticket to another class right away (or classes, so long as the new value does not exceed the original value), issue a credit to be applied to another class or classes in the same calendar year, or provide a refund. This applies to classes that do not meet the minimum registrant requirement, which sometimes occurs.

By registering online, over the phone, or in person, you are agreeing to GROW’s ten-day cancellation policy outlined above. 


Apr 17 2021


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The event is finished.

Erin Starr White


Erin Starr White
Erin Starr White


Erin Starr White