Drawing Trees with Nellie Sue Potter

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
High Park Nature Centre
375 Colborne Lodge Dr
Toronto,ON M6R 2Z3

Drawing Trees with Nellie Sue Potter
Workshop for Adults

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This workshop is designed for nature artists and tree enthusiasts! With the skilled instruction of botanical artist Nellie Sue Potter, you will learn techniques for drawing trees and tree parts. We will be outdoors, drawing trees, weather permitting. If it rains, we will be inside, drawing tree specimens such as leaves, tree fruit, bark and other tree treasures found in High Park in mid-September. This course is suitable for all levels.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to get started drawing trees and leaves
  • How to achieve natural textures
  • Which details to look for and include in your artwork

Art Supplies Required

  1. Graphite pencils, 4B, HB, 2H
  2. White vinyl eraser
  3. Sketchbook with stiff backing, or drawing paper, tape and drawing board
  4. Pencil sharpener
  5. Paper stump, about the size of a pencil, or a bit larger (.59)

Optional items that each student may wish to bring:

  1. Sunhat
  2. Water and a snack
  3. A portable stool, chair and easel
  4. A ruler and magnifying device
  5. A device for photographing subjects

Instructor Bio

Nellie Sue’s love and appreciation for the natural world is evident in her artwork and art teaching. Her work experience includes working as a botanical illustrator, teaching art to children, and teaching botanical art to adults. Her teaching venues in Toronto include the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Botanical Garden, and now her very own teaching studio, Nature Art Studio, on Dundas Street West, in the Junction area north of High Park.

Nellie Sue has had 3 solo exhibitions in Toronto, including one at Toronto City Hall. She has exhibited with the Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC) in four national exhibitions and has received numerous awards, including first place in 2015. She also exhibits regularly with the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI). In 2011, the New York Botanical Garden included her artwork in their International Triennial Botanical Art Exhibition. Her botanical artwork has also appeared in trail guides and other publications. She is a member of the Botanical Artists of Canada, the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators.

Cancellation Policies

Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at naturecentre@highpark.org.

Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.