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.

2020 WInter 
Botanical Art: Drawing Basics with Kerri, Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Winter provides an intriguing array of botanical subjects, perfect for mastering fundamental art skills! Drawing directly from nature materials, develop your techniques and ability to create true to life images. Practical exercises increase your observational, sketching and drawing skills. Beginners to intermediate levels.  
January 15 to March 1, Wednesday, 9:30 am -12:30 pm / 10 weeks
Course Code: 1493703
Cost $348.50 / Seniors $313.75 

Botanical Art: Composition with Kerri, Nepean Visual Arts Centre
This class introduces fundamental concepts and advanced approaches to composition, giving you guidance to take your art to the next level. Exercises emphasize the design of visual elements and the development of individual style in your drawings and watercolours. Intermediate to advanced level.
January 15 to March 1, Wednesday, 1 pm – 4 pm / 10 weeks
Course Code: 1496318
Cost $348.50 / Seniors $313.75

More Botanical Art Classes at Nepean Visual Arts Centre!
Class offerings have expanded to include new classes: Colour Pencil with Jan Salmon and Watercolour with Esra Ozgun. Of special interest this winter, Esra will be giving an intermediate to advanced drawing class called Architectural Forms in Nature.

How to Register, Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Register online or in person at any City of Ottawa Client Service or Recreation Centre. Registration opens August 14, 2019. Staff  may be reached by phone at 613-596-5783 for further  information. 

Sketching away in Kerri’s Art Garden Journal class

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