GSA Making Sense of Plants

  • $125.00

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with Katie Wilde

2 SATURDAYS, MARCH 23 & 30, 10 AM – 4 PM

Attracted to foliage and flowers but find the complexity of plants overwhelming? Want to add plants to your art but aren’t sure what styles or techniques are for you? This two-part workshop will offer a range of technical tips, techniques, and exposure to various painting styles. Learn tricks to make your eyes, brain and hand work together as a team to translate plants from life into art! Whether you’re interested in botanical illustration or still life, traditional or contemporary - or simply have no idea yet - this workshop will help you make sense of it all as you unlock your ability to depict plant life with greater accuracy, expression and style.

-Intermediate to Experienced Level


  • Pencils

  • medium to large sketchbook

  • at least ten sheets of min 8.5"x11" canvas paper or watercolour paper

  • rags

  • assortment of brushes: including #0 or smaller detail round, 1" or larger wash, #4-#10 flat, #6-10 round

  • 2 large containers for water, or jars with lids if painting with oils

  • gel medium (if acrylic) or solvent free gel (if oil)

  • acrylic paint or oils (if you are a beginner, choose acrylic)

Recommended colours: At minimum a true magenta, cyan, cool yellow (such as lemon, azo, hansa, imidazolone etc), black and white. A wider range of useful pigments may include: alizarin crimson, cadmium red light or vermilion, dioxazine violet, pthalo blue, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, prussian blue, pthalo green, sap green, permanent green, viridian, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, indian yellow, yellow ochre, raw umber, burnt sienna.

OPTIONAL: stretched canvas, board, or any surface you would like to paint on brushes: 10/0 spotter, any rigger, assortment of brush shapes in larger sizes.

  • Terms & Conditions

By registering with the Guelph School of Art @ Wyndham Art Supplies you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

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