Online Courses 2021

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Botanical subjects: Autumn

November 9- December 14, 2021

Autumn brings us a bounty of botanical subjects,each with its charms and challenges. After you've chosen a subject that inspires you, you will enjoy feedback, cameraderie and a supportive environment as you take your artwork from composition to finishing touches. A presentation will accompany each session.

6 sessions, $330, designed for intermediate to advanced, Tuesdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Nature Journaling: Autumn

September 21- October 26, 2021

Take a closer look at the leaves, flowers, fungi and seed pods that mark this pleasant time of year. We'll discuss various ways of organizing and keeping a nature journal, as well as various media and techniques you can use in this endeavor.

6 sessions, $330, all levels welcome, Tuesdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Pencil Technique: An Introduction to Nature Drawing

October 16-30, 2021

What can you do with a pencil? Well, quite a lot actually, especially as you learn the techniques. With a simple graphite pencil, you will learn skills and techniques which apply to a broad range of serious art media: graphite of course, as well as painting in all forms, charcoal, pastel, ink and coloured pencil. Beginners will explore the possibilities and gain a foundation for further courses in realistic art. Advanced and intermediates will develop and refine their skills.

3 sessions, $175, all levels welcome, Saturdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Coloured Pencil Projects

November 6-December 11, 2021

Once you have gained a basic understanding of pencil technique, you are ready to develop your skills with coloured pencils. Beginners will start with 4 small projects, and then move on to subjects of their own choosing. Advanced and intermediates will hone their skills with more challenging subjects.

6 sessions, $330, designed to follow Pencil Technique

Saturdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm

To book a course, please send your name, phone number, and your course selection to info@NatureArtStudio.ca

Please note that advance payment is required, and courses are non-refundable, so make sure that the course fits your schedule. Rescheduling a course requires three weeks advance notice.


Previous Online Courses

Botanical subjects: Tulips

April 13- May 18,2021

Tulips, all shapes, sizes and colours, from frilly to smooth, and from sweet species tulips to extravagant hybrids, are our silken subjects in this class. Tulip morphology and dissections will be included, as well as techniques for capturing the shape, form and colour of these horticultural stars.

6 sessions, $330, designed for intermediate to advanced, Tuesdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Fully booked

Pencil Technique

April 10- 24, 2021

What can you do with a pencil? Well, quite a lot actually, especially as you learn the techniques. These techniques apply to graphite pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal, pastels, and painting. You will be using graphite pencil as you explore the possibilities and gain a foundation for further courses in realistic art.

3 sessions, $175, all levels welcome, Saturdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Fully booked, with wating list


Coloured Pencil Projects

May 15 - June 19, 2021

Once you have gained a basic understanding of pencil technique, you are ready to develop your skills with coloured pencils. Beginners will start with 4 small projects, and then move on to subjects of their own choosing. Advanced and intermediates will hone their skills with more challenging subjects.

6 sessions, $330, designed to follow Pencil Technique

Saturdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Fully booked, with wating list


Tangerines

Whether you call it a Tangerine, Mandarin Orange, Citrus reticulata, or Naranji, this tropical fruit is a gem. The glowing orange colour, deep green leaves, and interesting texture, inside and outside, all make for a bright start to the artistic New Year. As you create your artwork, you will have guidance in composition, proportions, curves, angles, light, shadow and colour.
3 sessions, $175, all levels welcome
Tuesdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm
January 5 through January 19, 2020

Fully booked

Pencil Technique, Graphite and Coloured

What can you do with a pencil? Well, quite a lot actually, especially as you learn the techniques. These techniques apply to graphite pencils as well as coloured pencils, and you will work with both as you explore the possibilities and gain a foundation for further courses in graphite and coloured pencil.
3 sessions, $175, all levels welcome
Saturdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm
January 9 through January 23, 2021

Fully booked, with wating list

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Coloured Pencil Projects

Once you have gained a basic understanding of pencil technique, you are ready to develop your skills with some projects. Beginners will start with 4 small projects, and then move on to subjects of their own choosing. Advanced and intermediates will hone their skills with more challenging subjects.

5 sessions, $280, designed for all who have completed the Pencil Technique course
Saturdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm
February 6 through March 6, 2021

Fully booked, with waiting list

Botanical subjects: Hothouse plants

Greenhouse, or hothouse, plants brighten our winter days and provide lovely botanical subjects for us to draw and paint. Participants will start out together, with similar plants, and then each participant will move on to a botanical hothouse subject of their own choosing. Each will study the shape, form and colour challenges of their particular subject, as you take your artwork from composition to finishing touches.

5 sessions, $280, designed for intermediate to advanced
Tuesdays, 9:30 am until 12:30 pm
February 2 through March 2,2021

Fully booked, with waiting list

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