Botanical Art

Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting
Sunday, May 31, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Public $80; Members $70
Join internationally renowned artist, humanitarian, and environmentalist William Ho for an introduction to traditional Chinese brush painting. Mr. Ho will give background and insight on the essence, purpose and uniqueness of Chinese painting. This course includes demonstrations and techniques. A full kit of materials – ink, colours, rice paper and brushes – is provided.
[PG15P37] William Ho (


The Basics of Drawing
Wednesdays, June 3 to 24, 1 to 3:30 p.m. (4 sessions)
Public $140; Members $120
Whether you’re new to sketching or looking to refresh those artistic talents, all levels are welcome. Weekly lessons will provide planned subject matter, demonstrations and a series of exercises to work through at your own pace. Explore new approaches to the world of drawing natural subject matter in a fun, leisurely atmosphere.
[PG15S03] Laurel Angeloff


Introduction to Painting En Plein Air
Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Public $135; Members $95
Keith Thirgood, President of the Ontario Plein Air Society (OPAS) leads a one-day exploration of plein air painting – painting outdoors. Suitable for studio artists wanting to break away from the shackles of the studio as well as new artists up for an accelerated approach to painting. Discuss practical aspects of plein air painting and learn tricks for making it easier. Learn how to create order out of chaos, review the new colour theory and colour mixing in the field, and come away with a completed painting. Acrylic, oil, watercolour and pastel artists welcome. Please bring your own materials; a list will be provided.
[PG15S05] Ontario Plein Air Society


Botanical Art Studio: Summer
Thursdays, June 25 to Aug. 27, 10am a.m. to 1 p.m. (10 sessions)
Develop your own botanical painting style in this relaxed, studio-style class. Individual instruction from Leslie Staple is based on your level of expertise. Work at your own pace. All levels welcome. Bring watercolour materials and an inspirational subject.

[PG15S28] Public $375; Members $300

[PG15S29] Public $203; Members $162


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