Learning an art is a journey, it’s personal and involves constant growth and new exciting challenges, and is shared and often taught. The quality of education is important to students and to the Bateman Foundation, we teach art and eco-literacy with passion and experience. One of our students wrote “This was a wonderful experience, facilitated by someone who effectively communicated her love for nature and art. My group felt quite comfortable and was able to take risks with their drawing”.
This 4-week NatureSketch Online course is taught by Val Lawton who guides us through art fundamentals such as line drawing, understanding shapes and shading techniques, with a fresh and fun approach that will encourage budding artists to create beautiful nature sketches.
In this course you will be able to sketch 4 different animals, 1 each week, and will develop the skills to draw many more! You will learn the basics of value, texture, light, and shadow, understand that everything is made of basic shapes, and learn some basics of nature journaling and new understandings of some animals and plants.
At the end of the program students are encouraged to submit their art to be put up in the NatureSketch Gallery.
Instructor will email students with finalised details a few days prior to the beginning of the class.
All online classes can be watched later if you cannot make the times listed! Instructors are also available by email for individual critiques or questions outside of class time.
Registration closes 5 days prior to the first day of class.
Dates: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 12:00-1:30pm Pacific Time
Age range: 14-114
Locations: Online via Zoom
Class size: 30
Instructor: Val lawton
Supplies: HB pencil, Sketching paper, eraser (we also encourage a rubbing stick and gummy eraser)