5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Wednesday, November 29 2023.


 On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 Online - Zoom

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: Via Zoom


Join local artist Katharine Dickinson for an introduction to depicting and representing plants' character, form and colour accurately. Explore drawing plants' aesthetic and botanical aspects while enhancing your observation and artistic skills in this three-session series. 

Learn essential techniques through engaging exercises like gesture and contour line drawing, practice foreshortening and perspective and add tones to show the object. Experiment with watercolour washes and master the art of mixing colours to match the natural shades of specimens. Capture their beauty with delicate dry brush texture markings.   

Enjoy the convenience of online education with presentations, live demonstrations, and weekly class recordings. Gather your materials, including pencils (2H, HB, and 2B), a Mixed-Media sketchbook, printing paper for warm-up exercises, watercolour paper (9x12), a paint palette (white ceramic), watercolour paint set (Windsor & Newton or similar), watercolour brushes (#4 and #8, round with a point), and 3 small jam jars.    

Online registration is required. Image by Katharine Dickinson.   

Instructor's Bio   

"Katharine received her MA from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, U.K. She worked as a professional illustrator in London for various advertising and publishing companies illustrating book covers Margaret Atwood and Kurt Vonnegut amongst others. She has been working as an artist-educator in Vancouver, specializing in observational drawing methods and techniques for botanical arts and landscape painting, since 2010."    

"In her courses, Katharine introduces students to a variety of art-making techniques. She has a unique ability to demonstrate technical information in a way that inspires confidence and builds knowledge. By helping students slow down and experience the meditative effects of focused observational drawing, the process is relaxed and inspirational."   


Available: Available

Price: $100.00 Taxes not included

Notes: Please note that registration for our webinars will close an hour before the event. Online course log-in details will be sent 24 hours before the course date. Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for education courses. A credit will be applied to your account for cancellations with one week's notice. With less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Program cancellation by the VBGA due to Public Health Restrictions will result in education program credit equivalent to the value lost. Credits must be used within one year from the date issued. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to learn@vandusen.org

Prerequisites: Educational programs are available for both members and non-members. In order to register for a class, you first need to open an account with Amilia, our online registration portal. Note that your membership account does NOT give you this access. You must open a separate account in Amilia. Follow this link to create your account: https://www.amilia.com/en/Signup Please save your Amilia account username & password for registration in future classes.

More information: Instructor: Katharine Dickinson

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