The Art of Field Sketching
Spend an afternoon sketching the flora and fauna of Tommy Thompson Park with naturalist and art instructor, Alan Li. Gain insight into the natural world by learning how to sketch flowers, feathers, leaves, skulls and other nature artifacts. The workshop will take place indoors in natural light and outdoors with a view of the lake.
Alan Li is an artist with a focus on nature. He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering. Alan believes that drawing can open people’s eyes to the planet’s wondrous diversity and show them that it matters. Alan grew up near the Niagara Escarpment and spent much of his childhood exploring the cliffs and forests. Those early encounters with nature have influenced both the direction of his life, and choice of subject matter for his art. He currently pursues his own projects, teaches nature drawing workshops and collaborates with grassroots environmental groups.
What to Bring:
- 9×12 inch spiral bound sketchbook
- HB graphite pencil
- Kneadable eraser
- Sakura Micron Pens 01 and 05 widths
- Optional: Pencil Crayons
This workshop will run rain or shine, except in severe weather. The workshop site is approximately a 10 minute walk into the park from the gate and free parking is available near the gate. TRCA is committed to providing an inclusive environment. Please contact Diana Wilson within one week of the event to discuss accommodations.