Workshops

Venue

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Ottawa, Ontario

Its state-of-the-art Learning Centre offers the ideal location to host the Art of the Plant Botanical Art Conference. A demonstration farm with lambs, goats, horses and a dairy barn in the heart of Ottawa, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is renowned for its world-class scientific research and preservation of architectural heritage.

 

Thursday May 24

Registration: 
8:15 am – Garden Room – Coffee and Scones

Conference Welcome:
8:45 am – Three Sisters Hall

Worshops start:
9:00 am – Refer to Workshops below for room location


Workshop: Botanical Art Intensive

Nestle Room – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (2 day workshop)
$190 + HST for the 2 days – Limited to 16 participants
Margaret Best, Botanical Art Instructor and Artist, Calgary, Alberta

Margaret offers a two-day intensive for artists with some prior experience. Participants choose to work in either watercolour or coloured pencil.

Lunch: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Served in Garden Room with seating in Three Sisters Hall.

Workshop: Introduction to Botanical Art

Orchard Room – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (1 day workshop – repeated Friday)
$80 + HST each workshop – Limited to 16 participants per day
Kathryn Chorney, Professor, Bachelor of Illustration Program,
Sheridan College, Toronto, Ontario

For this workshop, Kathryn ‘draws’ upon her 14 years as a full-time Illustration professor, and her personal artistic investigations of botanical subject matter. Kathryn looks forward to sharing a day of exploration, discovery, and capturing the beauties of nature in art. 

Lunch: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Served in Garden Room with seating in Three Sisters Hall.

Workshop: Drawing in the Moment

Three Sisters Hall – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Thursday only)
$40 + HST – Limited to 20 participants
Kerri Weller, Botanical Artist, Ottawa, Ontario

Learn tips and techniques for creating an artist’s garden journal. Sketching and outdoor field studies add to the enjoyment of spring! All levels.

Lunch: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Served in Garden Room with seating in Three Sisters Hall.

Friday May 25

Coffee and muffins:
8:15 am – Garden Room

Workshops star:
9:00 am – Refer to Workshops below for room location


Workshop: Botanical Art Intensive

Continued from Thursday
Nestle Room – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (2nd day of workshop)
$190 + HST for the 2 days – Limited to 16 participants
Margaret Best, Botanical Art Instructor and Artist, Calgary, Alberta

Lunch: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Served in Garden Room with seating in Three Sisters Hall.

Workshop: Introduction to Botanical Art 

Orchard Room – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (1 day workshop)
$80 + HST each workshop – Limited to 16 participants per day
Kathryn Chorney, Professor, Bachelor of Illustration Program, Sheridan College, Toronto, Ontario

For this workshop, Kathryn ‘draws’ upon her 14 years as a full-time Illustration professor, and her personal artistic investigations of botanical subject matter. Kathryn looks forward to sharing a day of exploration, discovery, and capturing the beauties of nature in art.

Lunch: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Served in Garden Room with seating in Three Sisters Hall.