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 and workshops for beginner through advanced levels. (In 2019, following a dozen years of teaching botanical art classes, and 2 intense years of leading the Art of the Plant national exhibition, I am taking time from teaching to focus on painting and projects.)

2019
Botanical Art Classes at Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Class offerings have expanded to include new classes and instructors teaching botanical art, including Colour Pencil with Jan Salmon and Watercolour with Carla Burns.  Jan and Carla have studied with me and give an excellent introduction and instruction to the world of botanical art. Sign up early for their classes through Nepean Visual Arts Centre.

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

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