Fall 2023 & Winter 2024
The City of Ottawa offers Kerri’s Botanical Art Drawing Class at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre.
Botanical Art: Drawing
Botanical subjects are perfect for mastering fundamental art skills. Develop your skills to create realistic drawings from direct observation of plant materials. Practical exercises and individual instruction ensure steady progress.
Note: This course runs for 10 weeks, once per week. Registration is with the City Of Ottawa under Visual Arts Programs. Information will be available mid-August, 2023. Nepean Creative Arts Centre is located in Bell’s Corner, 35 Stafford Road, Nepean.
Botanical Art Garden Journal class: sketching wildflowers and spring blooms.
Botanical art brings together a love of nature and art in the quest to create beautiful, realistic plant portraits. Bringing a broad base of knowledge and skills to the classroom, Kerri covers the skills you need in classes for beginner through advanced levels. Her students’ works have been juried into regional, national and international exhibitions including: Art of the Plant, Figureworks, Botanical Artists of Canada and the American Society of Botanical Artists.
Kerri is as skilled an instructor, as she is an artist. Denise La Chance
It really struck me how great a mentor you have been for our group when almost everyone credited you in their artist biographies as being the “spark” that ignited their interest in botanical art.
Carla Burns, Past-President, Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists
This term’s classes have inspired me to think about the visual and conceptual processes involved in creating more interesting images. I was also fascinated to hear about your journey to botanical painting and teaching…….it’s easy to forget that the teacher is on a path of discovery too! Ros Allchin, Botanical Artist, Ottawa
I have to say that of all of the art teachers I have had to date (and there have been many) I have learned the most from you by far. I think one of the most helpful aspects of your teaching aside from the broad elements you incorporate is the encouragement to keep reaching no matter the level of the student. Tawnye Plewes, Ottawa
You always provide so much helpful information; your critique is invaluable, and along with your keen sense of humour, make your classes so very enjoyable. Sandra Lindsay, Ottawa
The positive comments of your students are an expression of the appreciation of your efforts and work. Gilles Proulx, Project Leader, Education Programs, Canadian Museum of Nature