Skills for Solitude: Professional Series
Botanical Drawing Workshops (Online)
With Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi
March 6, 13, 20, 27 (Saturdays)
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Maximum number of students: 20
To Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/skills-for-solitude-professional-series-botanical-drawing-workshops-tickets-140188532675
In these workshops, you
In these workshops, you will develop skills in drawing plants and flowers from observation. Using various drawing materials such as graphite pencil, pen, and coloured pencil, you will explore basic drawing techniques of line drawing, shading, stippling, and textural drawing while drawing from wild plants of the West Coast Botanical. Below you can find the list of plants chosen for each week:
W1: labrador tea and salal, leaves and flowers
W2: snowberries, huckleberries, and slalal berries
W3: hazelnut tree and red alder, leaves, catkins, and cones
W4: red currant, oregon grapes and wild roses, leaves and flowers
The instructor will use these plants for step by step demonstrations. You can also use photos as reference to continue drawing. Mehran encourages that you find one of the plants mentioned for each week and bring it to the online session. You are also welcome to choose your own plant or focus on drawing one plant for all four weeks.
Skills for Solitude: Professional Series is a series of low-cost online workshops combining ideas, hands-on experimenting and a chance to share what you made. These workshops are open to any skill level and are meant to be a fun and creative way to keep connected during Covid-19.
You need to have access to a computer with video and sound, and a stable internet connection. Zoom also works with a smartphone or tablet. We encourage you to sign up early so that you can test out the link to make sure it works well for you.