Adult Nature Sketch Online is an art and nature education program that encourages students from across Canada to explore and develop their sketching skills, and to inspire a connection to nature.
This course will cover Nature Sketch skills using a pencil, eraser and sketchbook. Students will cover such art fundamentals as line drawing, understanding shapes and shading techniques, with a fresh and fun approach that will encourage artists of all skill levels to create beautiful nature sketches.
Working together, illustrator and nature artists Sue Macartney and Val Lawton will alternate focussing on sketching Canadian flora and fauna, and will be making general observations about habitat and ecosystems.
As well, we will be discussing the career and art of Canadian artist Robert Bateman, with a focus on his values, his great love for the outdoors and the impact of these on his creative processes.