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 classes and workshops for beginner through advanced levels.


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

2020 Spring Classes are CANCELLED due to COVID-19.
Stay well,  take good care & continue to create.

Looking ahead to 2021, Nepean Visual Arts Centre will be offering my classes on Wednesdays.
WINTER 2021
Botanical Art: Drawing Basics
Winter provides an intriguing array of botanical subjects, perfect for mastering fundamental art skills! Drawing directly from nature materials, develop your techniques. Practical exercises increase your observational, sketching and drawing skills. Beginners to intermediate levels.

Botanical Art: Drawing & Composition
Take your drawing skills to the next level. Three projects combine an introduction to composition with a focus on advanced drawing techniques. Intermediate to advanced level.

SPRING 2021
Botanical Art: Garden Journal
Sketching and field studies outdoors add to the enjoyment spring! Create pencil and
watercolour studies of wildflowers, spring and summer blooms in your journal. 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