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Saturday, May 2

Spend the day learning how to produce a stunning floral portrait in coloured pencil equal to that of a watercolour painting. In this botanical workshop your focus will be a brilliantly coloured Morning Glory, which will be broken down into simple step-by-step instructions. The drawing process will be discussed in detail and techniques such as burnishing and layering, along with accurate colour matching, tonal rendering and composition will help students master this rewarding medium and leave with a completed piece. Coloured pencils are easy to use and convenient to store and replace, making them an ideal medium. Materials List available for download above. Bring a bagged lunch.

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Michael Spillane has a broad and eclectic background in the arts and sciences, which led him to his love of botanical art. He teaches art courses at his studio in Mississauga and has instructed courses and workshops at Visual Arts Mississauga, Burlington Art Centre, Guelph School of Art, Southampton Art School, Hardy’s Hobbies & Crafts (Madoc), Elora Centre for the Arts and at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

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