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Glass Vase and Botanical Coloured Pencil Workshop

May 22 @ 9:30 am - June 12 @ 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until June 12, 2021


This workshop will explore the fun subject of drawing a botanical specimen in a small glass vase with water. We’ll discuss the concepts of drawing glass accurately, how reflection works, how transparency is attained, and what a botanical specimen looks like in a glass vase. Along the way you’ll get tips, and information on how to work more successfully with colour pencils, how to choose your colours, how to layer and perfecting how you can apply colour on your paper to get more precise realism.

Students will get access for online feedback, videos and information sheets to help them move forward with their drawing.

This is an introductory workshop, and no experience is necessary.

Material list: Colour pencils around 12 colours (try to have red, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange, white, black), preferably Prismacolor, Faber Castell, Pablo or Luminance, Koh-I-Noor, Derwent, Rembrandt, Reeves. Try to avoid student grade pencils. If you need to purchase any materials for this workshop Delta Art has the best prices. You can get a small set of 12 Prismacolor pencils at Delta Art online for around $20.

You will also need: 1 Prismacolor colourless blending pencil, 1 white eraser, 1 good pencil sharpener and paper a pad of smooth drawing paper 9 x11 (example: Stonehenge drawing, Strathmore Multi-Media), OMS (odorless mineral spirits), and a small inexpensive paint brush.

The online courses will run on the four Saturdays May 22nd, 29th, and June 5th,12th.

Instructor: Jeannette Sirois is a full-time, practicing visual artist working with colour pencil and graphite on paper. Sirois has created work for public installations, gallery exhibitions, and private and public collections. She holds a Diploma in Design, a BFA with distinction from Concordia University in Montreal, art teacher certification, and an M.Ed. from UBC. Currently, Sirois is a member of BAC (Botanical Artists of Canada) and works on large scale botanical and portrait drawings.


May 22 @ 9:30 am
June 12 @ 12:30 pm


Cowichan Valley Arts Council
250 746-1633