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Mixed Media: Whimsical Botanicals


Tuesday, August 8     10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Instructor: Shelly Banks.

Learn to draw whimsical flowers, succulents, and cacti for pretty little embellishments to cards, calligraphy, and mixed-media projects. These simple images are nice enough to use just on their own, too.

Use your own supplies to colour these little lovelies: markers, coloured pencils, watercolour or watercolour pencils – they will all work. If you don’t have what you need, you can get them here before or during class.

Let Shelly show you how to keep the drawing light, simple, and fun. Join us for a nice, relaxed summer morning drawing and experimenting with different mediums.

Bring some photos of the plants you’d like to draw in this light-hearted way, and Shelly will give you the tips you need to succeed!

Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.

Fineliners .03 & .08

Mixed media paper (pad/sketchbook or sheets), e.g., Canson Mixed Media sketchbook, 5.5x8.5”

Watercolour palette if using watercolours

Other supplies: Bring your own: markers, coloured pencils, watercolour/watercolour pencils

Optional: Suitable art clothes (e.g., apron), notepad, snack, drink

About the Instructor:  Shelly is an award-winning coloured-pencil artist. She also makes mixed-media Coptic books, and is a member of the Edmonton Calligraphic Society. Shelly also enjoys acrylic painting, watercolours, mosaics, and pottery. Learning to work in different mediums gets the creative juices flowing, and Shelly finds that the more you learn the more fun you have.