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October Workshops with Michael Spillane

 Saturday, September 16, 2017     unknown     Education Workshops

Workshop #1 - Brilliant Floral Portraits with Coloured Pencils

Location: Toronto Botanical Garden

Box 777 Lawrence Ave. E.

North York, ON 416-397-1340

Date: October 14 & 15, 2017

Length: 2 days

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

Cost: Members: $70:00 -- non-members $84:00 + HST

Non-members: $125 +HST

To register contact Michael Spillane 905-891-8422 Email: Or: Toronto Botanical Garden: 416-397-1340

DESCRIPTION The 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 master this rewarding medium. A step-by-step floral portrait will be the focus of the two day 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 botanical work. Day two: The second day will continue in the development process working to complete a brilliant floral portrait using coloured pencils.

Workshop #2 - The Art of Botanical Drawing

Location: Elora Centre for the Arts

Date: October 28 & 29, 2017

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00

For more information contact Michael Spillane 905-891-8422 Email:

Botanical Artists of Canada