Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fall Art Classes in Ottawa

It’s back to school time – art school that is. 

Autumn is a wonderful time of year to take an art class so we have prepared a list of our members’ recommended instructors.  If you are new to botanical art, or want to further develop your skills, there is no better place to start than with Kerri Weller’s classes.  Students in Ottawa’s East End will be pleased to know that Kerri is also teaching classes at the Orleans campus of the Ottawa School of Art. 

Kerri Weller
Botanical Art – Drawing and Painting Classes

Watercolour Basics at Nepean Visual Arts Centre (City of Ottawa)
September 30 to December 9, Wednesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (No class on October 14)
Course Barcode: 972444, Cost: $250.25
This course introduces materials and techniques to create realistic paintings of our plant world. Autumn provides the inspiration and subject matter for exercises, colour mixing and watercolour practice. Painting from live plants, not photos, is a wonderful way to acquire strong art skills. Step by step instructions and demos allow students who have never painted to try their hand at watercolour. Botanical Art: Drawing recommended.     

Leaves ~ Colour, Pattern & Composition at Nepean Visual Arts Centre (City of Ottawa)
September 30 to December 9, Wednesday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (No class on October 14) 
Course Barcode: 990381, Cost: $250.25
Join an artistic exploration of leaves as they change through the season! Create small paintings as you master a variety of watercolour techniques and composition projects. Demos and individual instruction ensure strong progress. Intermediate to advanced botanical art students. 

Simply Cyclamens at Ottawa School of Art, Orleans Campus
November 7 to 28, Saturday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Cost: $255
Long lasting flowers, gorgeous colours and sculptural forms make cyclamens a winter favourite for artists. Join Kerri as she guides you through practical exercises, composition and individual instruction designed to ensure steady progress. Painting from live flowers allows for skills in observation, colour accuracy and techniques to be explored in watercolour studies and paintings. A cyclamen plant is included in the course fee. Botanical Art: Watercolour Basics recommended. 

Drawing the Fall Harvest at City of Ottawa, Landsdowne Park Horticultural Building
October 25 to November 15, Sunday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
Course Barcode: 999020, Cost: $164
Fall's bounty provides an intriguing array of subjects, perfect for mastering fundamental arts skills. Drawing directly from fruits and vegetables selected from the farmer's market, students develop their techniques and ability to draw with realism. Practical exercises and individual instruction ensure steady progress. Suitable for all levels.


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