Art Practice: Flora and Fauna

September 24, 2021



With a focus on the overarching theme of flora and fauna, this course provides a “sampler” of art materials, processes as well as professional practices such as learning to write an artist statement. The following approaches and media will be covered over the 12-week period: drawing, mixed media, chalk pastels, pencil crayon, collage, books and zines, and professional practices. Course includes a drawing en plein air session in Summit Park; drawing from your imagination using pastel and mixed media; layering pencil crayon to create detailed drawings of plants and animals; and using nature walks as inspiration to create a narrative in a book format. The course will conclude with writing about your work and doing a short presentation. We will be looking at the exhibition Forestrial Brain by Jim Holyoak and Matt Shane and other contemporary artists working with plants and animals as their inspiration. Suitable for beginners.
Fridays 2pm – 5pm, Sep 24 – Dec 17 Classroom Delivery
Tamara Bond

Registration Details

Suppy List

Items required for the first class:

- chalk pastels - no less than 6 colours plus black and white (Mungyo, Schmincke, Rembrandt all fine)
- 1 sheet Stonehenge black
- 1 white eraser

Additional items to be discussed during first class:

- pencil sharpener
- 2B pencil
- 10 pencil crayons - Faber-Castell or Prismacolor
- 1 piece black compressed charcoal
- Willow or Vine stick charcoal
- India ink
- one bottle of acrylic based ink, Winsor Newton, any color
- 3 different coloured Sharpie markers
- Micron pen 02
- Stonehenge paper
- bulldog clips (2 large size)
- bookbinding needles, thread and awls

September 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7