THIS MONTH: November

VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Beavertail Prickly Pear

Naturalist Journal

Improve your drawing skills for journaling, teaching, or pure enjoyment in this 3-part series. Beginners welcome. Lose your inner critic and shift your creative process in this VanDusen course classic, now offered online via live video demonstrations and presentations. Katharine will teach you how to record nature through illustration. Learn how to create the illusion of depth, and draw accurate observational drawings looking at plants from different aspects.

November 18th, 25th and December 4th Wednesdays at 11.00AM – 1:00PM

Garden Studio – Online Class

Watercolour painting on paper. Katharine Dickinson
Trout Lake Park

Fridays, Nov 20th, 27th and Dec 2nd
10.00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
For details and to register contact Katharine info@dickinsonart.ca
Working from instructor examples or your own photographs and sketches of local landscape, follow  a step-by-step  process, demonstrations to inspire creativity, using elements and principals of art to build a well crafted watercolour scene

VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Illustrating Funghi

October 31 2020 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Katharine to illustrate fungi up close in this autumn workshop. Students will use a combination of watercolours for colour matching, blend the subtle colour variations with wet-on-wet followed by dry brush techniques, adding coloured pencil to create surface texture effects. Some experience with drawing and watercolour is recommended, lots of instructor guidance and step-by-step demonstrations.

Online Classes: Sample Video Clips

En Plein Air Landscape

A weekend hike to Brandywine Meadows and Mountain. A spectacular hike in the alpine, near Squamish B.C.. I stopped to paint a quick sketch of the meadows, I could see small masses of glacial ice on top of the mountain. The sky was a deep blue reflected in the bubbling creeks surrounded by wild flowers. This little sketch tries to capture some of the scale of peaks beside the trees that vanish into the base of the mountain ascent.

Observational drawing techniques

Summer 2020

The Shadbolt Centre for Arts opened up to small art classes this summer. This August painting class has been the first in-classroom series I have taught since March, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Shadbolt Centre for Arts staff did an amazing job of ensuring a safe workplace for student clients and teaching staff during the week.

Summer Watercolours has been a wonderful week drawing and painting in the sunshine. Following covid-19 safety protocol our class of six students ran smoothly. We had a lots of space in the classroom and spent most of the day painting outdoors in the beautiful environment of Deer Lake, Century Gardens and Burnaby Village Museum.

Deer Lake – Summer Watercolours

August 2020

Drawing Nature

Botanical Sketches

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