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Botanical Sketching Fieldtrip with Sarah Clement (at VanDusen Gardens)

Instructor: Sarah Clement
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Drawing
July 21, 2018


SATURDAY JULY 21st, 10:00am -12:30 (2.5 hrs)

Learning to 'see like an artist' + sketch what you see

Want to draw leaves and flowers but don't know where to start? Want to get outside in the sunshine and draw from life?
Learn the basics of sketching plants with plant-enthusiast and professional illustrator Sarah Clement while gathering inspiration from the beauty of VanDusen Gardens.

What will you learn?
We'll start off with some explanations + exercises that will help hone our 'seeing' skills. When it comes down to it, drawing really is about seeing!

We'll move onto some exercises that will help simplify and provide the foundation for drawing leaves and flowers.

Next will take what we've learned and sketch from life, with some prompts and guidance along the way.
This will be a fun exploration into the world of drawing plants and since we'll be working in our sketchbooks, there's no need to worry about 'mistakes' or trying to be 'perfect'. This is all about exploration, gaining new drawing/seeing skills and having fun outside.

What's included?
-2.5 hours of instruction/guidance
-admission to Van Dusen botanical gardens
-workshop booklet
-exercise worksheets

What do you need to bring?
-pencil (HB) and pen
-water bottle, sunglasses + a snack if you'd like

As we won't be drawing on a table, make sure your sketchbook is suitable for sketching while standing. One with a sturdy cover and a 8.5"x11" size is great, but bring whatever works for you!

-your favourite drawing tools, pens, brushpens etc.

This class is geared towards beginners as we'll be starting with the basics of sketching from life, though of course, any experience you have will be beneficial.
Supply List: 
  • sketchbook
  • pencil
  • pen
  • eraser
  • waterbottle + sunglasses
Special Instructions: 
We'll meet inside the main entrace of VanDusen Botanical Gardens at 10:00am This workshop is WEATHER DEPENDENT, so if it is raining, the workshop will be cancelled + I'll give you a full refund.
Registration Details: 

You can find all the details + register here: https://bit.ly/2m5L9FF