TODAY’S HOURS: 8 am – 6 pm

TODAY’S HOURS: 8 am – 6 pm 

Capturing Calm: Landscape Studies in the Japanese Garden (Beginners)

Registration for this workshop is closed. 

Join artist Brenda Ciardiello as she leads students in composing and painting watercolor studies inspired by the serene atmosphere and landscape of the Japanese Garden. Open to all levels, and perfect for the beginner, this workshop includes a brief review of materials and basic techniques in watercolor. Students will engage in a discussion of the unique qualities of this luminous, serendipitous medium. Students will provide their own materials and should have a palette ready with dried paint before the workshop.

Want to continue building your skills? Register for Brenda’s next workshop, Shinrin-yoku: Forest-inspired Watercolor Landscapes.

Instructor: Brenda Ciardiello is a Mexican-American artist and poet who paints contemporary landscapes, botanicals and abstract art that deal with themes of personal connection to nature, as inspired by her travels. Almost all of her work focuses on using the unpredictable nature of water to depict the unique interplay of color, light and texture in otherwise fleeting elements: water, clouds, and flora. Brenda is heavily influenced by her bicultural and international experience of the world. Born in Mexico City but raised in Texas, she has also lived / studied in Mexico, Italy, the U.K., New York City, New England, the Rocky Mountains and the Middle East and, as part of her process, travels whenever possible to capture original source imagery for her work. Brenda currently lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Classical Civilizations from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Master of Science in Education from The City College of New York. She is a 2021 Carter Community Artist with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth. I

Registration Deadline: September 17

$65/$55 member

Location: Japanese Garden (rain or shine)

This class will maintain 6′ distance between participants and is held outdoors. Masks are available for those who wish to wear one. In the event of rain, the workshop will carry on under the covered areas in the Japanese Garden.

Materials: Click here.

Image courtesy Brenda Ciardiello



Sep 22 2021


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The event is finished.