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7159 Wallace Drive
Brentwood Bay, BC, V8M 1G9
Canada

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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Botanical Drawing Series

It all begins by observing… Look at your herb closely, notice its posture, study its curves, follow the contours of its veining, squint to see its 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.


BOTANICAL Drawing | Observation

35.00

with Harmony Pillon
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
6pm-8pm
Location: Fireweed Farm

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This session focuses 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”.


BOTANICAL Drawing | Depth & DimensioN

35.00

with Harmony Pillon
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Fireweed Farm

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This session focuses on depth and dimensionality; value, tone and texture. With an 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.


BOTANICAL Drawing | Colour

35.00

with Harmony Pillon
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Fireweed Farm

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This session 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.



BOTANICAL Drawing | all three classes

90.00 105.00

Botanical Drawing | Observation - Sept 11th, 2019
Botanical Drawing | Depth & Dimension - Sept 18th, 2019
Botanical Drawing | Colour - Sept 25th, 2019

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