This 4-week Junior NatureSketch course is taught by local Victoria artist Emma Pyle, 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. Using eco-literacy principles from world-renowned artist and naturalist, Robert Bateman, we encourage participants to connect to nature through art and observation.
By the end of this course you will learn how to draw what you see and observe, understand the basics of value, texture, light, and shadow, understand that everything is made of basic shapes, how to sketch from these composite shapes, and learn some basics of nature journaling and new understandings of some animals and plants.
A pencil and sketchbook will be provided
At the end of the program students have the opportunity to submit their art to be put up in the NatureSketch Gallery.
Instructor will email students with finalized details a few days ahead of class.
Registration closes 5 days prior to the class starting.
Date: Wednesdays August 3, 10, 17, 24
Location: Beacon Hill, Uplands Park, Saxe Point, Christmas Hill Park
Class size: Max 15
Instructor: Emma Pyle
Supplies: nature journal, pencil, eraser, water bottle and snack, sunscreen, hat
The health and safety of our Nature Sketch participants, instructors and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. Due to COVID-19 we are adding new protocols and will continue to monitor and comply with provincial updates and directives. A full list of protocols is available on our website.