Botanical Art

Introduction to Painting en Plein Air

NEW DATE: Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Public $135; TBG and OPAS Members $95
Margaret Ferraro, instructor from 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 is provided.
[PG14S24A] Margaret Ferraro, Ontario Plein Air Society

Printmaking Workshop – CANCELLED
Tuesdays, September 9 to October 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

NEW Botanical Art Studio Fall – Half Session 

Thursdays, Sept. 18 to Nov. 22 (choose 5 weeks) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public $225; Members $180

Creating Botanical Colour: Ecology & Aesthetics
Thursday, November 20, 1 to 4 p.m.
Public $40; Members $32
Discover how colour extracted from locally available plants is able to make natural dyes and inks for your creative art projects. Introduce yourself to the world of botanical colours through a presentation of images and hands-on approaches with local flora and natural fibers. We’ll explore the botanical properties, historical context and the excitement of seeing plant based colour transferred to fibre. Instructor Tania Love brings her international travels, multidisciplinary arts-based background and passion for ecology to this beginner’s class which welcomes all plant lovers and art enthusiasts. Materials will be provided.
[PG14DF19] Tania Love

Botanical Art Studio Winter
Thursdays, January 15 to March 19, 10 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.

[PG15W01] Public $375; Members $300

[PG15W02] Public $203; Members $162


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