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Butterfly Drawing Workshop

Where: Tommy Thompson Park

When: Saturday Sept.8th, 1 pm to 4 pm

Learn how to draw Butterflies directly from  prepared specimens. Beginners welcome. 

Please bring the following materials:

• 9×12 inch artist quality sketchbook
• Artist quality HB graphite pencil
• Gray kneadable eraser
• Fine tipped black ink pens
• A basic set of coloured pencils (optional)

For all the details including registration, click on the button below which will take you to the TTP website



Get out into nature and explore unique habitats and ecosystems using a pencil and sketchbook!  Guided by a sketch artist and a naturalist, this program encourages students to connect to natural environments in their local community.

NatureSketch, a Bateman Foundation initiative, aims to inspire appreciation of the natural world using a pencil and a sketchbook, offering a cultural lens for exploring the outdoors. You will learn about the wildlife and different habitats using established eco-literacy principles and sketching inspiration from world-renowned artist and naturalist Robert Bateman.


Smartphone  Photography

Where: Toronto Botanical Garden

When: Tues Sept.12th and Wed. Sept.13th 

(Both classes run from 6:00 to 9:00 pm)

Learn how to capture nature using a smartphone camera.  In this 2 day workshop you’ll discover how to find the best light for your subjects, elements of composition and editing with photo apps.  Part of the workshop will be spent shooting in the garden and along Wilket Creek.  

Please be sure your device is updated to the latest operating system.

Suitable for beginners with either Android or Apple devices.


Clay Sculpting

Where: Toronto Botanical Garden

When: Nov.17 & 18, 1 pm to 4 pm on both days

Learn how to sculpt a life sized portrait of a bird using traditional techniques in clay. Attendees will be working directly from mounted birds on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum.  The finished sculptures can be baked and painted afterwards at home. 

Materials included in price.


Silverpoint Drawing Class

Where: Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre

When: Saturday Nov.24, 1 pm to 4 pm

Silverpoint is a timeless drawing medium that reached great heights during the Renaissance.  Old Masters such as Leonardo, Durer & Raphael created many sublime works in Silverpoint.

During this workshop you’ll learn traditional Silverpoint drawing techniques and produce your very own piece of art on special stone paper. 

All materials provided.  Beginners welcome.