Classes

Botanical Art Classes
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 her workshops for beginner through advanced levels.

Fall 2018
Botanical Art Drawing Workshop with Kerri Weller
Memorial University Botanical Garden, St. John’s, Newfoundland
November 15, 16 & 17, 2018
BANSL -The Botanical Artists of Newfoundland and Labrador have invited me out to the rock. Heading out in November – hurricane season!

Winter 2018
Botanical Art Classes at Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Class offerings are expanding to include new classes and instructors teaching botanical art, including Colour Pencil with Jan Salmon, Watercolour with Carla Burns and Drawing with Lauren Foster-McCleod.
September 2018 to September 2019, I have taken a break from teaching my weekly classes at Nepean Visual Arts Centre to focus on the Art of the Plant Exhibition (I’m Chair) and numerous commissions. Jan, Carla and Laurel have all studied with me at various times and provide an excellent introduction and instruction to the world of botanical art. Sign up early for their winter classes through Nepean Visual Arts Centre.

Artist’s Nature Journal, Drawing Workshop for Seniors (Completed)
Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
Botanical artist, Kerri Weller introduces drawing basics using practical exercises to increase observational and sketching skills. Perfect for art journaling! Art materials supplied. Coffee and muffins served.
Wednesdays, 9:30 am– 12:30 pm
June 27—Bilingual (English and French)
July 25—In English
August 29—In English
September 26—In English
Register online at Canadian Museum of Nature

Sketching away in Kerri’s Art Garden Journal class at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa.

Botanical Art Classes at Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Class offerings are expanding to include new techniques and instructors. Fall and winter classes will be posted in July.

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