Updates to classes Online and Face-to-Face

Online Classes


Emily Carr
University of Art & Design

Painting Courses

Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Introduction to Watercolour Painting

Thursdays Feb 25-Apr 15 2021
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT
This course introduces you to the essential techniques of painting with watercolour.

Illustration Courses

Digital Illustration

Introduction to Digital Illustration



Wednesdays Feb 10 – Mar 31 2021 6:30PM–9:30PM PDT

In this course, students will expand their illustration practice through the essential skill of digital illustration with Adobe Creative Cloud’s Photoshop.

Zoom Tutorials


Garden Studio

Drawing and Painting Classes


January 2021
Friday 15th, 22nd and 29th
10.00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Three session series
Winter Landscape

Botanical Illustration

Wednesday, February 10 – 17 – 24

Learn how to draw plants from an aesthetic and botanical perspective while improving your observation and artistic skills. This 3-session course is ideal for anyone wishing to approach a beginner level of botanical drawing. Instructor Katharine Dickinson will guide students through contour and gesture drawing exercises, followed by longer studies using line and tonal drawing techniques.

Face to Face


Shadbolt Centre
for the Arts

Drawing and Painting in the Classroom

Iris study, brush with pen and ink study

Drawing with Pen & Ink

Tuesdays Jan 12-Mar 2 2021
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
Get creative with pen and ink techniques, create artworks derived from observational drawing

Landcape miniatures Katharine Dickinson
Trout Lake, Watercolour

Watercolour Painting

Tuesdays Jan 12-Mar 2 2021
Time: 1:30 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
Learn beginner and intermediate watercolour painting techniques


Introduction to Painting

Tuesdays, Oct 13th-Dec 1st 2020 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Learn acrylic painting techniques

Still Life Study, Acrylic painting class, Shadbolt Centre for Arts, Instructor Katharine Dickinson
Still Life Study

Botanical Drawing & Painting

Tuesdays Oct 13th-Dec 1st 2020 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Drawing and painting specimens from Century Garden

Close-up study of cactus flower
Watercolour Botanicals

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