Drawing Plants with Ink and Pastel

March 16, 2024



In this workshop you will focus on making line drawings with ink and using soft pastels as a background as well as to add some colour. Using a traditional dip pen and ink, you will learn to make elegant and confident lines to draw tropical houseplants. These drawings will be enhanced by layering a few colours of soft pastel to add colour and visual interest. Suitable for all levels.

Special Instructions

This online course will be held via Zoom. Students will receive a link one week ahead of the start of the course.

Registration Details

Visit the Vancouver Island School of Art website to register online, or phone 250-380-3500.

Suppy List

- all-purpose sketchbook, 11 x 14”

- set of 12 soft pastels (try and get a set that includes “violet”)

- synthetic sable watercolour brush (for ink)

- plastic pen nib holder and a Speedball Hunt Nib 512 Bowl-Pointed  (a bowl-point nib is a nib specifically for drawing) 

- india ink

- jar for ink 

- soft cloth

-paper towels

-plastic eraser (Staedtler)

March 16, 2024
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm