Low tide sketching class with Natasha Van Netten

This plein air (outside) nature drawing workshop focuses on drawing marine organisms found at low tide.

Workshop Information:

Date & time: Saturday June 8 from 10am-12:30pm
Age requirement: 16+
Location: The workshop will meet at a public beach access area with tidal pools located in Victoria (participants will be given location information upon registration)
Registration fee: $30.00 per person
Workshop size: 12 students max (minimum 4 students)

Workshop Description:

Take a little time to slow down from this fast-paced world and discover the joy of paying close attention to nature as you draw. Natasha van Netten, the instructor, will begin the workshop with an introduction to observational drawing, safe handling of organisms, drawing techniques and present the drawing projects. Have fun exploring the inter-tidal zone while you search for interesting specimens to draw. You might just be surprised by the discoveries you will make while closely observing intertidal creatures.

Suitable for all skill levels.

For this workshop, participants are required to bring basic supplies that can be found at home. Please reference the Supply List (upon registration) for a complete list of what you should bring to be prepared for this workshop.

This workshop is organized by wildlife conservation charity Pacific Wild in collaboration with World Ocean Week VictoriaAll proceeds from this workshop will help support the conservation efforts of Pacific Wild.

About the Instructor:

Natasha van Netten is a Canadian visual artist based in Victoria, B.C.. Her practice focuses on whales, cetology (the study of whales, dolphins and porpoises) and marine sciences. Her work is strongly influenced by growing up along the B.C. coast. She has taught workshops at the Vancouver Island School of Art and the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts. She received the Robin Hopper Legacy Award from the Victoria Visual Arts Legacy Society, an Award of Excellence from the Sooke Fine Art show and was shortlisted for the Wildlife Artist of the Year Award by Sketch for Survival (London, Uk). Visit Natasha’s website at: www.NatashaVanNetten.com

For questions please contact oceans@pacificwild.org