Creative Box Studios

Paint a Cactus with Anna Swanson


Join us online & learn how to paint colorful cacti using acrylics with artist Anna Swanson! Anna will teach you how to draw the shape of different cacti, choose colors before you paint, layer hues, and add a background to the final piece.

Materials needed for class + what's included in your creative box:

  • Small Flat and Round brushes
  • 8x10" Canvas
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sketching pencil
  • Sketch paper
  • Palette for mixing

    Class is welcome to all levels. 

    Anna Swanson studied Fiber Art and Textiles at Texas State University and has a K-12th grade Art Teacher Certification. She currently teaches elementary art part-time and works in her home studio doing freelance design, painting, and teaches yoga for kids. Her projects range from collaborating with local interior stylists and bloggers to creating large scale abstract painting commissions. Her business Demi + Olive, is named after her daughter. Anna first began her love of art and design with textiles. She has experimented with screen printing on fabric, acrylic painting, drawing & illustration, and collage. Her main medium is acrylic, paper, embroidery, and canvas. She is inspired by desert landscapes, interior design, and color. Her early studies of fabric design, illustration, and textiles highly influence her paintings in that she aims to incorporate a sense of playfulness, pops of color, pattern, and photo images in her creations. 

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