Inner Discovery Painting through Roses with Kris Keys - The Arboretum
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Saturday, July 30; 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Inner Discovery Painting through Roses with Kris Keys

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Instructor: Kris Keys
Date: Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31
Time: 6-8 pm
Price: $140 members, $150 non-members

In her second collaboration with the Los Angeles County Arboretum, internationally trained watercolor artist Kris Keys will lead a dual instructional and performance art experience that harnesses the therapeutic power of roses. During an intimate evening in the Rose Garden at Sunset, Kris demonstrates and calmly imparts beginner-level watercoloring techniques while guiding participants through their own path to self-discovery. She uses florals and the story of her own journey to create a uniquely luxurious psychosensory exercise in mindfulness, as participants surrender to the release of endorphins promoting creativity and healing.

Irena Cora Stathis (Founder, Flowering Earth School of Herbalism) will be on-site to share her comprehensive knowledge of rose-based herbal remedies to improve overall wellness.

Participants can expect:

A live performance demonstration of the wet-to-wet watercolor painting technique by internationally trained artist Kris Keys.

Beginner-friendly instructions on how to paint roses in watercolor.

Meditative connection between mind, body, spirit, and nature.

Lessons in herbalism and tea samples from local herbalist, Irena Cora Stathis.

Two self-completed floral paintings.

About the instructor:

Kris Keys is an interdisciplinary artist and fashion designer who captures her audience with swift, vibrant, and sultry strokes of watercolor paint. Her diasporic work tells stories through a mixture of historical context, fashion and art. Kris has taught meditative watercolor painting workshops with brands such as The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo, Kamalaya wellness spa in Koh Samui Thailand, Browns Hotel London, Nars cosmetics, Harlem’s Fashion Row, and Friends of the Highline New York. Her work and story has been featured in publications for the Daily Memphian, CNN, University of the Arts London, ArtUp, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and The Lancet Hematology to name a few. Kris holds a degree in fashion design and technology from London College of Fashion and a degree in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Tennessee at Martin. See her work and learn more here.


$140 for members
$150 for non-members

More Information

Online registration required. No drop-ins please.

Minors must be accompanied by a participating adult who is also registered for the class.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the class non-viable. If the Arboretum cancels a class, registrants will be offered a full refund. There are no refunds for cancellations within 7 days of the start of the class. For all other cancellations, your payment will be refunded minus a 10% processing fee. Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you have time to check in! Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness.

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