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Toronto Flower Market

 Tuesday, June 20, 2017     unknown     BAC Events

Opportunity to show your work, sell a few cards, teach a few techniques, and promote botanical art and BAC.  

BAC member, Susan Filshie, has secured a space at the Toronto Flower Market to promote botanical art. Louise Hill and Gerri Sadoway have participated by helping to man the booth, sharing some framed art, providing reproductions to sell as cards, and talking with visitors about botanical art. If any other members would like to join in please contact Susan at sfilshie@sympatico.ca or 416-691-7068. The Flower Market runs one Saturday per month until October and is located outdoors at the CAMH Centre at Queen St. W at Shaw St. in Toronto. 

Out of town members can send small reproductions, cards and bookmarks. We would like to showcase the breadth of our membership. 

The next dates are July 15, August 19, Sept. 9, and Oct. 7. The show opens to the public from 10:00 to 3:00. Minimal cost sharing. See pictures. It is a lovely way to spend a Saturday and so far, no rain. We have had a great response.

  


Native Plant Workshops with Margaret Best

 Thursday, March 2, 2017     unknown     Workshops

Margaret will be teaching 3 native plant workshops this year with more planned – one  at the Waterton Wildflower Festival in June, another at Dundas Valley School of Art in August – already open for registration and another in early November (at DVSA but not yet posted).

This is Margaret's 8th annual workshop in Waterton and if the wait list goes past 5 people we will consider a second one. Waterton is spectacular with wildflowers in June.  

For more information or to register check ou her website: http://bestbotanical.com/


Workshops by Margaret Walsh Best (NL)

 Thursday, March 2, 2017     unknown     Workshops

# 3. Introduction to Botanical Art http://www.margaretwalshbest.com/workshops/

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden
Cost: $87 +HST.

# 4. Botanical Art 2 http://www.margaretwalshbest.com/workshops/

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden
Cost: $87 +HST.

# 5. Forty Shades of Green (Watercolour) http://www.margaretwalshbest.com/workshops/

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: MUN Botanical Garden
Cost: $87 +HST.

#6 & 7. Destination Art Workshop Vacation in Madeira, Portugal

Art Vacation Workshop in Madeira, Portugal
"Florals of Funchal" 2017

http://www.margaretwalshbest.com/workshops/


NATURE ART STUDIO Winter / Spring 2017 ~ Course Schedule

 Saturday, January 21, 2017     Webmaster     Education

Adult classes are offered for all levels including:

Nature Drawing 101, Light on Form, Coloured Pencil Techniques, Lilies of the Field, Creative Exchange and Open Studio. Please see the attached document for full descriptions.

www.NATUREARTSTUDIO.ca

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, and by appointment.

2837 Dundas Street West, Toronto M6P 1Y6   NellieSue@NatureArtStudio.ca   416-797-5968


2017 Botanical Drawing Workshops - Michael Spillane

 Thursday, January 14, 2016     Webmaster     Education Workshops

WORKSHOP !

FLORAL PORTRAITS IN PEN & INK WITH WATERCOLOUR - Southampton Art School

Location:  Southampton Art School

Box 115 High Street, Southampton, ON

519-797-5068

Date: June 19 & 20 2017

Length: 2 days

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:90 pm with 1 hour for lunch

Cost: 155.00

To register contact Darlene McConnachie, Art School Director at 519-797-5068 or by email info@southamptonart.com or

Michael Spillane at 905-891-8422 or by email michael@spillane-arts.com

www.southamptonart.com

DESCRIPTION

This workshop is ideal for the botanical artist looking for something a little different. A step-by-step floral project will be the focus of the two-day workshop with demonstrations, one-on-one interaction with students and detailed instructional handouts. Studies will lead up to the completion of a tonal drawing in graphite, followed by exercises designed to explore the intricate textures used in pen and ink drawings. The project will then be completed in pen and ink with subtle watercolour washes.

Day one: Establishing the drawing (based on a given project) and working on exercises to develop a graphite base followed by pen and ink techniques.

Day two: Continues with pen & ink techniques; completing the drawing in pen and ink and then applying subtle watercolour washes to finish the project at the end of the day.

WORKSHOP 2

THE ART OF BOTANICAL DRAWING -- ELORA CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Location: Elora Centre for the Arts

75 Melville Street, Elora, ON N0B 1S0

Date: July 8 & 9 2017

Length: 2 days

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with 1 hour for lunch

Cost: $162.00

To register contact: Bear Epp, 519-846-9698

Email: info@ecfta.ca

Or: Michael Spillane 905-891-8422

Email: michael@spillane-arts.com

www.eloracentreforthearts.ca

DESCRIPTION

The Art of Botanical Drawing

This workshop is ideal for those wishing to learn a range of skills relating to drawing magnificent plants and flowers. Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to establish realistic botanical drawings in graphite. The drawing process will be discussed in detail, along with exercises on gesture, contour drawing and blending techniques with graphite to produce three-dimensional form. The workshop is best suited to students with some drawing experience and an interest in botanical art.

Each day will include the following:

Discussions relating to the drawing process – along with exercises on gesture, contour drawing and blending techniques to produce three-dimensional form. Step-by-step project page handouts, demonstrations and personal interaction with each student will provide continuity and structure to the workshop.

      

WORKSHOP 3

FLORALS WITH COLOURED PENCILS - SOUTHAMPTON ART SCHOOL

Location:  Southampton Art School

Box 115 High Street, Southampton, ON

519-797-5068

Date: July 31 & August 1 2017

Length: 2 days

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with 1 hour for lunch

Cost: 155.00

To register contact Darlene McConnachie, Art School Director at 519-797-5068 or by email info@southamptonart.com or

Michael Spillane at 905-891-8422 or by email michael@spillane-arts.com

www.southamptonart.com

DESCRIPTION

Florals with coloured pencils

This workshop will show students how to produce stunning effects in coloured pencil botanical work, equal to that of watercolour painting. Easy to use and convenient to store and replace, coloured pencils can be used alone or combined with graphite. Techniques such as burnishing and layering, along with accurate colour matching, tonal rendering and composition will help students to master this rewarding medium. A step-by-step floral portrait will be the focus of the workshop.
 
Day one: The first day of the workshop will focus on developing the drawing for the floral portrait and exploring the various techniques used in coloured pencil drawing.

Day two: The second day will continue in the development process working to complete a brilliant floral portrait using coloured pencils.

  

Botanical Artists of Canada