Botanical Art

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Brushes with Serenity
Mondays, April 7 to May 12, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (6 sessions)
Public $225; Members $180
Use bamboo brushes, ink and watercolour on rice paper to depict spring rain and mist, ponds and water flowers in these seasonal compositions. No experience necessary. Extra $30 if materials required.

*Required materials: 

  • Ink stone
  • Ink stick
  • At least 2 Chinese brushes; one soft, another with brown hair
  • Rice paper (the common term for specialized paper)

*If needed, Moira can supply the materials above for $30.00, please notify the TBG upon registration to order these for the first class and please bring payment with you.

Please also bring:

  • A water container
  • Small dishes for mixing paints
  • Absorbent paper towels
  • A piece of felt, flannel or newsprint pad to go under the painting
  • Water colour paints, preferably in tubes

[PG14P12] Moira Mudie

 

Botanical Art Studio
Thursdays, April 10 to June 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (10 sessions)
Public $375; Members $300
Develop your own botanical painting style. Instruction is based on your level of expertise. All levels welcome. Bring watercolour materials and an inspirational subject.
[PG14P15] Leslie Staple

 

Botanical Drawing and Painting
Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public $172; Members $140
Create a botanical drawing and painting project. Learn how to choose botanical subjects, do exercises on gesture, contour drawing and blending techniques with graphite, as well as botanical painting techniques including colour mixing and matching, undertone painting, glazing and value contrast.

The workshop will include an overview on supplies and materials used in botanical art, gesture and line drawing combined with elements of composition, observational techniques that relate to botanical drawing, how to mix and match colour accurately and how to protect and preserve finished work. With a solid foundation in botanical drawing and painting, students will set goals to continue learning and developing their own drawing and painting talents while following through on completing their own chosen botanical projects. The workshop will also provide good understanding of what separates botanical art from traditional watercolor painting, and the connection to horticulture, botany and the traditions and history of botanical art.
[PG14W21] Michael Spillane

Botanical Art Studio Summer
Thursdays, June 19 to Aug. 14 (9 weeks) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public $338; Members $270
Develop your own style of botanical painting in this relaxed, studio-style class with our talented instructor whose work is currently on display in the library. Individual instruction is based on your level of expertise. Bring watercolour materials and an inspirational subject. Beginners welcome. Please contact the TBG for a materials list.
[PG14S14] Leslie Staple

Introduction to Painting en Plein Air
Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Public $135; Members $95
The Ontario Plein Air Society (OPAS) leads you on a one-day exploration of the wonderful world of plein air painting–painting outdoors. Suitable for studio or new artists seeking a great new way to paint. Learn techniques for composing a live scene. Discuss some of the practical aspects of plein air painting, learn tricks, and come away with a completed painting. Please bring your own materials; a list will be provided.
[PG14S24] Ontario Plein Air Society

Printmaking Workshop
Tuesdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 28, 1 to 4 p.m. (7 sessions, no class Sept. 30)
Public $265; Members $210
Be inspired by Liz Menard’s artwork currently on display in our library. Discover creative printmaking with an easy-to-use etching press and metal plates with water-based non-toxic inks offering numerous possibilities for beautiful art, from greeting cards to handmade artist’s books! Suitable for beginners. Additional materials fee $25.
[PG14S34] Liz Menard

Botanical Art Studio Fall
Thursdays, Sept. 18 to Nov. 27 (10 weeks, no class Nov. 13), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public $375; Members $300
Develop your own style of botanical painting in this relaxed, studio-style class with our talented instructor whose work is currently on display in the library. Individual instruction is based on your level of expertise. Bring watercolour materials and an inspirational subject. Beginners welcome, please contact the TBG for a materials list.
[PG14S37] Leslie Staple

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