Botanical Art Studio
Thursdays, Sept. 15 to Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Work at your own pace and develop your own botanical painting style in this relaxed class with experienced instructor, Leslie Staple. All levels welcome. Bring watercolour materials and an inspirational subject.
FULL SESSION – TEN CLASSES [PG16F11] Public $336; Members $280
HALF SESSION – FIVE CLASSES [PG16F12] Public $174; Members $145
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Good news! The ever-present Smartphone takes surprisingly great flower and tree photos. This workshop will cover the Smartphone’s awesome shooting features and easy composition rules, as well as photography apps and hands-on editing. You will also have a chance to try out some of these techniques in the garden!
Public $60; Members $50
[PG16F27] Nicole Olds
Natural Plant Dye Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Before chemical dyeing, people used garden and wild plants to dye fabric. Participants will create a sample book showing how seasonal plants can produce a wide range of colours on wool, silk and alpaca fibre.
Public $30; Members $25
[PG16F29] Susan Fohr
Drawing Feathers, Shells and Pine Cones
Saturday, Nov. 12, 1 to 5 p.m.
Using graphite pencil, artist Alan Li will demonstrate how to capture the shapes and textures of natural objects. Alan will also teach the line and shading techniques required to make your drawings more dimensional and expressive. Supportive feedback will be provided. All skill levels welcome.
Public $48; Members $40
[PG16F36] Alan Li
Sugar Blossom Workshop
Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sunday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In this two-day introduction to the craft of creating sugar paste flowers, you will learn how to artfully produce beautiful (and edible!) flowers including roses, cymbidium orchids and small blossoms for your cakes. All supplies will be provided.
Public $180; Members $150
[PG16F31] Jenny Maw