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 classes for beginner through advanced levels.

Spring 2018
Drawing in the Moment
Art of the Plant, Botanical Art Conference
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Thursday May 24
Instructor Kerri Weller
Learn tips and techniques to create an artist’s garden journal. Sketching outdoors, weather permitting, adds to the enjoyment of spring.  All levels. This workshop is offered in conjunction with the Art of the Plant Botanical Art Conference May 23-25. Please visit the Art of the Plant website for full details. and registration.

Botanical Art Classes at Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Class offerings are expanding to include new techniques and instructors.
Botanical Art – Garden Journal 
Instructor Carla Burns
May 8 to June 26, Tuesday 9:30 – 12:30
Course Code 1142095
Drawing classes will be held at the Centre and at the Experimental Farm. Suitable for all levels. 

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