Botanical Watercolour Course

Saturday, March 3 and Sunday March 4, 2012
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Series: Natural Arts
Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Garden Pavilion, 6804 SW Marine Drive.
Cost: $140 public, $130 garden members (includes UBC students) all applicable taxes and fees included.
Registration Closed

Join botanical painter Alison Watt in the Garden Pavilion for this introductory course to Botanical Painting. The class will cover watercolour materials (brushes, paints, and paper) and basic watercolour techniques (mixing, glazing, wet-in-wet, masking). Special attention will be given to the concerns of plant painting (greens, whites, darks, stems, leaves, etc.).

Instructor:  Alison Watt, BC Artist and Naturalist
Alison Watt is a naturalist and visual artist who has been a botanical painter for over twenty years. Her work has appeared in many invitational and juried shows and is in collections in Canada, the United States and Great Britain. She has taught several botanical painting classes for UBC Botanical Garden and in many venues on Vancouver Island (including her studio on Protection Island, Nanaimo). Her classes aim to provide careful instruction in a relaxed atmosphere. Alison is also a writer. Her award winning book, “The Last Island, a Naturalist's Sojourn on Triangle Island”, was self-illustrated.
You can see her work and read more about her on her website

Please Note: Advance registration required. Class size is 15 people maximum. Watercolour paper is provided. Students may bring their own artist quality paints or have paint provided for a $15 lab fee (at the time of the course). Materials list (brushes and paints) to be provided upon registration.
If you do not wish to register online, you can come in person and register at the Gatehouse. To contact us: 604-690-5375 or

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UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.3928
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