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Community Art Plant Project

April 6, 2021

Community Art Plant Project photo

At the Adanac Fieldhouse, we are obsessed with plants! Join us for a series of workshops to learn about local plants and how to document them in various ways. This series will offer three, free, virtual workshops. Click on each event link to register. You will receive an automated message after registration with the link to join the online Zoom meeting. A reminder message will be sent the day before.

Community Art Workshop #1: Plant Identification and Collection (April 21, 2021 from 6-7PM). In this first workshop, learn how to identify common plants in your neighbourhood (including native, edible, toxic, and invasive plants). We will also cover how to safely collect plants for documentation or craft purposes. This workshop will be presented by Tasha Murray, ISCMV Executive Director.

Workshop 2: Photographing Plants (May 19, 2021 from 6-7PM). In this workshop, learn how to take good photos of plant with your cell phone or camera. This workshop will be presented by Krystle Coughlin Silverfox, an artist based in New Westminster.

Workshop 3: Botanical Illustration (June 16, 2021). In this workshop, learn how to illustrate plants using a variety of art techniques. This workshop will be presented by Isabel Gasior. If you would like to follow along with Isabel for this workshop, here are the recommended materials to use: paper (preferably water-color paper), pencil, eraser, watercolor paints, water, brushes, and tissue.

Workshop participants and residents will have the opportunity to submit their artwork for publication in a local plant guidebook available in summer 2021 as free online resource available to anyone. Workshops will be recorded and available for online viewing afterwards.

This Project has been supported through the Neighbourhood Matching Fund of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.