Classes

The City of Ottawa offers Kerri’s Botanical Art Classes at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre.
COVID Update: In person classes will not be offered this spring. 

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 student’s works have been juried into the exhibitions of Art of the Plant, Figureworks, Botanical Artists of Canada and the American Society of Botanical Artists.


Botanical Art Garden Journal class: sketching wildflowers and spring blooms.

Student Testimonials
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, 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