In this relaxed yet informative weekend art workshop, you will learn to
interpret what you see in the natural world through observations and
structural analysis. The art of drawing will be the focus with the intent
of skill development in rendering line, shape, value and colour accurately
Basic perspective, composition and lighting will be
discussed and applied in attainable exercises. A variety of media will be explored such as graphite, charcoal, pastel and ink. Participants will be able to choose from a range of subject matter. Instructor will give daily demonstrations and provide support and feedback as needed.
Advance registration is required. This course is open to all. Space is
limited. A minimum of 10 participants required to run the course.
Instructor - Marta Scythes
Marta Scythes is a medical illustrator, fine artist and educator. She has
taught at St. Lawrence College, Southampton Art School, PEI School of Art, Queen's University and the Haliburton School of The Arts, Fleming College for several years. Marta has illustrated for Harrowsmith Magazine and Harper Collins (New York). McClelland and Stewart published her pencil and ink illustrations in their best-selling UP NORTH nature series as well as in The Canadian Encyclopedia. In May 2012, Simon & Schuster released the best-selling book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young which features Marta¹s carbon illustrations. Marta has created and produced two scientific animations on Type 1 Diabetes for The Hospital for Sick Children. Learn more about Marta at
Course materials are not provided, please see Art in Nature Required
Materials List (PDF). If you have difficulty downloading this document,
please request a copy by e-mail from email@example.com.
Option 1: $115.00 plus HST - Workshop only.
Option 2: $175.00 plus HST - Workshop and two nights in double room
accommodations. Each double rooms has two single beds, a sink, dresser,
two desks and chairs. Double rooms may be shared with other workshop
participants. Cost includes accommodations for one person.
Option 3: $205.00 plus HST - Workshop and two nights single room
accommodations. Single rooms at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the
Environment are equipped with an en suite bathroom with shower, a dresser, desk and chair. Maximum of 6 available.
Materials are not provided. Participants are responsible for proving their
own meals and refreshments. Guests staying on site will have access to our self-serve kitchen/lounge for meal preparation.
Once your registration is received, you will receive a confirmation
message by e-mail. The University of Waterloo will also send you an invoice, either by e-mail or mail, for the course deposit fee of $50 (including HST).
Applicants will later be notified as soon as enough registrations have
been received to run the workshop. If we do not receive enough registrations and the workshop is cancelled, deposits will be returned. Once the workshop is confirmed with enough registrants, if a participant cancels for reasons other than medical/compassionate, the deposit will not be returned. However, ifa replacement registrant is found, then the deposit will be returned for a
How to Register:
Advance registration is required. This event is open to all.
To register please complete our online registration form at
https://uwaterloo.ca/waterloo-summit-centre/interpreting-nature or contact Robin Brushey, at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment at 705-571-0259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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