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Botanical Mixed Media

June 23 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

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Explore your creativity with mixed media painting!

Join artist Nancy Falconi on a creative journey as she guides you through the photo transfer process, transforming a photograph from the Toronto Botanical Garden into a mixed media painting! Get ready to master the 3 steps to a successful photo transfer. Using graphite you will depict the intricacy and details in the transferred botanical photograph, focusing on defining shadows and shapes. Drawing inspiration from master graphite artists, we will delve into five drawing techniques tailored for graphite work. Following this, participants will complete the painting with acrylic paint. By the end of the class, you will acquire the ability to transform photographic images by enhancing them with acrylic paint and graphite, resulting in photographic paintings. The techniques acquired in this session will enable you to produce mixed media paintings based on your botanical photographs.

No prior experience or drawing background required. All materials provided. You will depart with an 8×10 mixed media painting on a wooden panel ready for display.

Sunday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Public $130, TBG Members $110 (plus applicable taxes and fees)


About Nancy Falconi

In 2002 Nancy started her professional photography business. It was a reunion with a long lost love that dates back to the photos she would take of her three younger sisters as a child. Her lifestyle photographs have graced the pages of various publications like Entrepreneur Magazine, Organic Gardening, Yoga Journal, Today’s Parent and Canadian Living. As a contributing photographer for Getty Images since 2006 her work has been published in many International Commercial print campaigns. As her career progressed Nancy’s focus shifted to photographing the natural world and its’ creatures, highlighting the interconnectedness of all living beings. It also shifted to exploring different art forms at institutions like the Toronto School of Art and R & F in New York. Nancy integrated her photographic skills with painting mediums to craft unique mixed media artworks. Her work has been exhibited in Galleries, Art Fairs, Group and Solo exhibitions and is collected privately.

In 2019 she completed an Artist in Residency with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and the York Region Art Council at the Kortright Center. Nancy’s creations serve as an inspiration, encouraging others to delve deeper into nature, unleash their creativity, and connect with their inner selves.

Website: www.nancyfalconi.ca


Join Toronto Botanical Garden

Join the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) as a member to get a discount on this program, upcoming events and classes, and free parking. A TBG membership helps you deepen your knowledge and connection to the natural world, become a part of a dynamic community of plant people, and be inspired! Become a member !


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  • This is an in-person, indoor, Adult Education program at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

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June 23
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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777 Lawrence Ave E
Toronto, ON M3C 1P2 Canada