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Drawing with Botanical Ink

April 20 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

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Join us for a fun-filled day of creating beautiful artwork using botanical ink!

In this workshop you’ll learn how to draw a leaf using a classic dip pen with black walnut ink. The warm brown ink evokes the timeless drawings of Renaissance Master Leonardo da Vinci. Our instructor will also explain how to make your own ink. All participants will go home with a dip pen handle, metal drawing nip and small bottle of black walnut inkmade at Toronto Botanical Garden!

No experience is required; just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm!

Beginners welcome.

Materials are included. You will take home the following:

1 dip pen handle

1 Japanese metal drawing nib

1 sheet of archival quality herbarium paper

1 small bottle of Black Walnut ink made at TBG.

Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Registration: Public $65, TBG Members $55 (plus applicable taxes and fees)

About Alan Li

Alan Li is an artist focused on nature. He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering. Alan believes drawing can open people’s eyes to the planet’s diversity and show them that it matters. Alan grew up near the Niagara Escarpment and spent much of his childhood exploring the cliffs and forests. Those early encounters with nature have influenced both the direction of his life and the choice of subjects for his art. He currently pursues his own projects, teaches workshops, and collaborates with grassroots environmental groups.


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.

We appreciate your support and cooperation.


April 20
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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