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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.

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

2837 Dundas Street West, Toronto M6P 1Y6   416-797-5968

2017 Botanical Drawing Workshops - Michael Spillane

 Thursday, January 14, 2016     Webmaster     Education Workshops


Date: March 18, 19 & 26 2017

Length: 3 days

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

Cost: $195.00

To register contact: Laura Paghal, Director 519-767-1317


Or: Michael Spillane 905-891-8422



The Fundamentals of Botanical Drawing

Graphite/pencil drawing

Coloured pencils

Pen & ink techniques

This three-day workshop is ideal for those wishing to learn a range of skills relating to botanical drawing. Students will be given step-by-step instructions on how to progress through botanical drawing projects using graphite/pencil, coloured pencils and pen & ink. The drawing process when choosing botanical subjects will be discussed, along with exercises on gesture, contour drawing, blending, burnishing and pen & ink techniques. The workshop is best suited to students with some drawing experience and an interest in botanical art.


See attached supply list and flyer.


Location:  Toronto Botanical Garden

Box  777 Lawrence Ave. E. North York, ON


Date: April 22 & 23 2017

Length: 2 days

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm with 1 hour for lunch

Cost: Members: $110:00 + HST

Non-members: $125 +HST

To register contact Michael Spillane 905-891-8422


Or: Toronto Botanical Garden: 416-397-1340


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.


See attached supply list and flyer.

Colour Pencil & Watercolour Club Schedule 2017

 Thursday, January 14, 2016     Webmaster     Education

You are invited to attend our Coloured Pencil and Watercolour Club meetings resuming in January 2017. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month to work on our own projects, exchange ideas and tips and hear about the newest art products. Hot drinks are provided; bring your own snacks.

Our monthly meetings in 2017 will be held:

  • Wednesday January 18
  • Wednesday February 15
  • Wednesday March 15
  • Wednesday April 19
  • Wednesday May 17
  • Wednesday June 21

Time: 10 am to 3 pm 

Cost: $15 per session to cover room rental

Location: 2727 Yonge St, Toronto  (free underground guest parking)
Party room (PH level)

Please RSVP three days before the meeting date as we need to book the appropriate room:

Mary Rose @ or

Luisa @

Botanical Artists of Canada