Adult Nature Sketch ~ Duncan

“I’ve taken the Adult course twice. Wonderful!”

“I so enjoyed this, even though I am the least artistic person… This is not an art program. This is not a nature awareness program. It is so much more.”

Our Adult Nature Sketch program is ideal for anyone who wants to reconnect with nature and develop their artistic skills. Guided by a sketch artist and a naturalist, this is an outdoor program for adults that focuses on sketching and observing wildlife habitats in unique ecosystems. This is a weekly class that encourages participants to connect with natural environments in their local community using a pencil and sketchbook, expanding skills in sighting, shading, texture and more. Take a look at the dates and locations below to see where Nature Sketch will take you.

The cost of the program includes 7 weeks of instructional outings guided by an artist and a naturalist and includes a special Nature Sketch book, Nature Sketch Lesson Plans and all sketching materials. We will be covering the foundations of drawing such as line, shape, value, gesture & contour drawing. The program also includes a final exhibition on week 8, where students’ sketches will be framed and hung on display at a local venue. At the end of the exhibition, each participant will take home their framed piece of art.

Appropriate for ages 18+

8 week program, 2.5 hrs per week.

Need more information? Give us a call at (250) 940 3626 and ask to speak to our Programs Team.

Spring 2019 Instructor: Melissa Bracken (April 6 – June 15) 

Naturalists: Linda Bracken and Edward Bracken

Instructor Bios

Dates: Saturdays – Apr. 6th – June 15, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Apr. 6th: Eve’s Park

Apr. 13th: Bright Angel Park

May 4th: Somenos open air classroom and Dike

May 11th: Timbercrest Park

May 25th: Chemanius Estuary

June 1st: Cowichan Bay Estuary Trail

June 8th: Maple Bay

June 15th: Gala: Portals Art Gallery – Cowichan Centre

(No Class April 20th, 27th and May 18th)

Cost: $200

**All NatureSketch online payments go through a secure PayPal system upon registration. You do not need to have a PayPal account to continue with secure payments on this website.