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Welcome to Fireweed Farm & School! We grow rare and hard to find organic medicinal herb plants and seeds, craft high quality herbal products, and provide education on herbal medicine, wildcrafting, herb growing, and nature-based arts. Fireweed is located on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula near Victoria BC on Southern Vancouver Island.

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Herb Drawing Classes


Drop-in Botanical Drawing
from 20.00

with Harmony Pillon
Wednesdays, June 6 & 20, July 4 & 18 from 6pm-8pm
Location: Fireweed Farm

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Join us in the herb garden for this series of drop-in drawing classes with visual artist Harmony Pillon, BFA. Choose a plant to explore and get to know more deeply through the medium of drawing. Harmony will offer guidance in these self-directed classes, and give you tips to enhance your drawing technique.



Herb Drawing 1 | Observation
35.00

with Harmony Pillon
Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Fireweed Farm

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Herb Drawing 1 will focus on observation; line, shape, and size. Beginning the journey of botanical drawing with detailed observation and a tangible gathering of plant characteristics of a plant of choice from the garden. There will be a basic overview of the fundamental elements of drawing, a guided plant observation with technical eyes as well as contour exercises to heighten the participants ability to “see”.


Herb Drawing 2 | Depth & Dimensionality
35.00

with Harmony Pillon
Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Fireweed Farm

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Herb Drawing 2 will focus on depth and dimensionality; value, tone and texture. With a emphasis on creating dimension and enhancing realism, we will be learning & practicing various shading techniques (hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, feathering etc.) and applying them to create value, tone and texture.


Herb Drawing 3 | Colour
35.00

with Harmony Pillon
Wednesday, May 9th from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Fireweed Farm

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Herb Drawing 3 focuses on colour; tint, hue, and intensity. Adding colour is fun….and challenging! We will be building on the concepts from the previous class with a splash of hue. To further enhance our botanical investigation, we will be cultivating the depth of our tonality and value through the addition of colour.  Through reviewing various techniques and materials commonly used in botanical illustration we will practice the artistry of colouration.


It all begins by looking… Look at your herb closely, notice its posture, study its curves, follow the contours of its veining, squint to see it shapes, angles, and the repetition of its leaves or flowers. Now…. you are ready to draw.

This three week series ~ OBSERVATION, DEPTH, & COLOUR ~ is a introduction to botanical drawing through realtime observation, tactile plant experience and creative exploration. These three classes together aim to create a holistic drawing framework of the basic elements of design while encouraging a fluid and fun interpretation of the characteristics and personalities of our herbal allies.

Each class of the series will include a step by step demonstration from start to finish of a botanical drawing, illustrating the themes of each class and incorporating techniques sequentially. Classes may be taken as a series or individually.


Herb Drawing | all three classes
90.00 105.00

Herb Drawing 1 - April 11th
Herb Drawing 2 - April 25th
Herb Drawing 3 - May 9th

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