The secret lives of plants play out every day of the year, even in the heart of the city. Botanical artists have been fascinated by both the beauties and the lives of plants for thousands of years, and their observations have made vital contributions to the histories of both science and art.
Join Kathryn Chorney as we take a close look and a drawing book, and spend some time with Nature’s structures, relationships, and stories – found in everything from the showiest blooms to the humblest small weeds. Even if you don’t know a catkin from a pussy willow, don’t be shy – Nature will always have something to offer to those who take the time to look.
Kathryn Chorney MScBMC is an avid nature journal-er, friend of fungi, and science/nature/medical illustrator. She is a full time professor at Sheridan College where she teaches Scientific Illustration. An award-winning artist, Kathryn is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) as well as the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators (SONSI).
Bring: sketchbook, graphite pencils, and whatever other media you like best: ink, watercolour, and/or coloured pencils. All other supplies will be provided.
If weather permits we may do a mini-expedition outdoors as part of the class.