Junior Nature Sketch Club Victoria

Junior Nature Sketch Club is an outdoor nature program for kids that focuses on sketching and observing wildlife habitats in unique ecosystems. Guided by a sketch artist and a naturalist, this program encourages children to connect to natural environments in their local community using a pencil and a sketchbook.

The cost of the program includes 7 weeks of ecosystem outings guided by an artist and a naturalist, Nature Sketch full lesson plans, a special NatureSketch Club book, and all sketching materials. The program also includes a final exhibition on week 8 where the children’s sketches will be framed and hung on display at a local venue. Appropriate for ages 5-12 yrs. 8 week program, 2.5 hrs per week.

Fall 2018 Club Instructor: Leanne Cadden (Sept. 8 – Nov. 3) 

Naturalists: Bill Dancer, John Hennigman & Warren Drinnan

Instructor Bios Fall 2018

Dates: Saturdays – Sept. 8th – Nov. 3rd, 2018


Morning session: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Afternoon session: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Sept 8 – Robert Bateman Gallery/Victoria Inner Harbour

Sept. 15: Beacon Hill Park

Sept 22: Gowland Todd Park

Sept 29: Swan Lake

Oct 6: No Class

Oct 13: Beaver Lake Ponds

Oct. 20: Cattle Point and Uplands Park

Oct. 27: Esquimalt Lagoon

Nov. 3: Final Art Exhibition at the Robert Bateman Centre

**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.

Students in Victoria can apply for a $100 bursary to attend JNSC in 2018. Just fill out this online bursary form and send it back to the Bateman Foundation to education@batemancentre.org.