Adult Nature Sketch Victoria

“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 5 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. Watercolour supplies are extra – you can view the materials list here.  The program also includes a final exhibition on week 6, 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+

6 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.

Fall 2019  (Sept. 19/21 – Nov. 2) Instructor: Jen Burgess 

*The Victoria Adult Nature Sketch program will mainly be “in – nature” classes, with a few “in – gallery” classes.  We will spend time studying Robert Bateman’s artwork, learning sketching and watercolour nature journaling techniques. Watercolour supplies are extra.

Instructor Bio

Victoria Adult Nature Sketch with Instructor Jen Burgess

Saturday afternoon or Thursday evening classes

Time: Saturdays 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Start date: Sept. 21 at Beacon Hill Park

Sept. 28:  Beaver Lake Ponds

Oct 5: Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Oct 12: No Class – Thanksgiving Long Weekend

Oct 19: Francis King Regional Park

Oct. 26: Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary

Nov. 2: Final Art Exhibition at The Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

Time: Thursdays 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm **FULL**

Start date: Sept. 19th at Beacon Hill Park

Sept 26: Beaver Lake Ponds

Oct 3: The Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

Oct 10: Mount Doug Park (Lower Forest)

Oct 17: Cattle Point/Uplands Park

Nov 2: Final Art Exhibition at The Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

Cost: $150.00 plus tax **This class is now full – we are now taking a wait list**

**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.