Botanical art brings together a love of nature and art in the quest to create beautiful, realistic plant portraits. Kerri covers the skills you need in classes and workshops for beginner through advanced levels.

Sketching away in Kerri’s Botanical Art Garden Journal class.

2020 Spring
Botanical Art: Garden Journal with Kerri, Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Sketching and field studies outdoors add to the enjoyment spring! Create pencil and watercolour studies of wildflowers, spring and summer blooms in your journal. Classes will be held at NVAC and off site at the Central Experimental Farm. Suitable for all levels.
May 12 to June 30, Tuesday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Course Code: 1523190
Cost $285.75

More Botanical Art Classes at Nepean Visual Arts Centre!
Class offerings have expanded to include classes in Colour Pencil with Jan Salmon and Watercolour with Esra Ozgun.

How to Register, Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Register online or in person at any City of Ottawa Client Service or Recreation Centre. (No registrations by phone). Registration for Spring classes open March 4, 9 pm. For further  information, NVAC staff may be reached at 613-580-2424 x 46652.

Student Testimonials
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, Exhibitions Director, 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