Published artist, Katharine Dickinson, teaches a 5-hour, self-paced online video course.

Reconnect with nature through the art of botanical drawing

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Published artist Katharine Dickinson teaches a 4-hour, self-paced online video course.

Reconnect with nature through the art of botanical drawing

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As spring blooms outside, make space to deeply observe nature and its wonders

Discover the moving, meditative art practice of botanical drawing

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What you’ll learn

Celebrate spring by expanding your creative expression:

Expand on a Mark Making vocabulary: lines, dots, marks, patterns and textures for plants.

Use measuring techniques to capture accurate scale and proportion of plants

Analyze and deconstruct plants in visual note-making studies using simple drawing elements (line, shape and form).

Utilize line drawing to simplify the complexities of nature into line, shape and form

Apply basic shading techniques to create volume in drawing.

Apply basic shading techniques to create volume in drawing

Analyze and deconstruct plants in visual note-making studies using simple drawing elements (line, shape and form)

Expand on a Mark Making vocabulary: lines, dots, marks, patterns and textures for plants

Use measuring techniques to capture accurate scale and proportion of plants.

Utilize line drawing to simplify the complexities of nature into line, shape and form.

Develop strong observation skills of plants.

Develop strong observation skills of plants

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Meet your instructor

Katharine Dickinson

Katharine Dickinson is an illustrator and artist-educator in Vancouver, BC. She has exhibited at numerous galleries in Canada, the US and the UK, including the National Portrait Gallery in London. She has a Postgraduate Diploma (HDFA) from the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London, UK, and has worked as a freelance illustrator for publishing companies, magazines, ad campaigns and animation projects, including book covers for Margaret Atwood and Kurt Vonnegut. She currently teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

As an artist-educator, she specializes in observational drawing methods and techniques for botanical illustration and landscape painting. By helping students slow down and experience the meditative effects of focused observational drawing, Katharine helps them learn about nature and further their appreciation of the natural world.


Published in:
Harpers Collins, PEnguin Books, Financial Times, Virago Modern Classics

Meet your instructor

Katharine Dickinson

Katharine Dickinson is an illustrator and artist-educator in Vancouver, BC. She has exhibited at numerous galleries in Canada, the US and the UK, including the National Portrait Gallery in London. She has a Postgraduate Diploma (HDFA) from the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London, UK, and has worked as a freelance illustrator for publishing companies, magazines, ad campaigns and animation projects, including book covers for Margaret Atwood and Kurt Vonnegut. She currently teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

As an artist-educator, she specializes in observational drawing methods and techniques for botanical illustration and landscape painting. By helping students slow down and experience the meditative effects of focused observational drawing, Katharine helps them learn about nature and further their appreciation of the natural world.


Published in:
Harpers Collins, Penguin Books, Financial Times, Virago Modern Classics

Learn how drawing plants can help you slow down and connect with the rhythms of nature

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About the school

Pacific Rim College Online’s mission is to impact communities across the globe. We exist to inspire people to take action and find empowerment through education. With 16+ years of success on campus at our sister school Pacific Rim College, we bring our proven educational expertise directly to you—online.


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We believe holistic education can restore balance to people and the planet. Our world-renowned instructors inspire students, practitioners, and enthusiasts like you to heal naturally and live sustainably. With 15+ years of on-campus impact at our sister school, Pacific Rim College, we’re bringing the campus to you — online.

Our mission is to educate one million students worldwide. It’s never too late to create your impact. Together, we can create a healthier and more sustainable future.


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Pacific Rim College Online’s mission is to impact communities across the globe. We exist to inspire people to take action and find empowerment through education. With 16+ years of success on campus at our sister school Pacific Rim College, we bring our proven educational expertise directly to you—online.

      6+ years in business
      6,500+ online students
      Hand-selected expert instructors
 

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Enhance your observational skills

Learn line drawing techniques

Create realistic drawings of plants

Formulate your own cleansers, masks, scrubs, toners, serums, creams & more

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Additional formulas covered: Rich Ceramide Firming Night Cream, Nourishing Coconut Body Butter, Minty Shower Gel, Lightweight Nettle Hair Growth Oil.

Formulate your own cleansers, masks, scrubs, toners, serums & creams

Get proficient at working with professional-grade ingredient to create vibrant, shelf-stable products. Learn how to make:

Discover the moving, meditative art practice of botanical drawing

As spring blooms outside, make space to deeply observe nature and its wonders

Formulate your own cleansers, masks, scrubs, toners, serums & creams

Gain the confidence to work with professional-grade ingredient to create vibrant, shelf-stable products. Learn how to make:

Course curriculum

Section I | Welcome

  • Introduction
  • Course outline
  • Finding the right specimens
  • Gesture drawing

Section II | Beginning the drawing process

Section III | Slow drawing process

  • Contour line
  • Contour line continued

Section IV | Methods of identifying plant structure for accuracy

  • Structure
  • Measuring
  • Leaves

Section V | Creating form in your drawing

  • Volume & the imagined space
  • Shading
  • Colour

Section VI | Full demonstration & course summary

  • Full demonstration
  • Course summary & conclusion 

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What's included

5 hours of professionally recorded video lessons

14 captioned, speed controllable lessons

20-page guidebook

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Deepen your connection to nature's rhythms and plants through the art of observation and drawing.

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Until April 4, enroll for $90 CAD—that’s 40% off. 

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Full Price $150.00 CAD

Launch price $90.00 CAD

Lifelong learning, guaranteed

Course notes and speed control for every course

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Lifetime access to all learning materials

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7-day money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied*

Only until March 12, 2023, enroll for $199 CAD—that's $100 off. 

Enroll at 40% off 

Enroll now

Not sure if this is the right course for you? We offer a 7-day money back guarantee as long as the course is less than 50% completed.

⭐️

Get lifetime access to 4.75 hours of video lessons & a digital guidebook that you'll refer back to for years. 

Enroll today at our one-time launch price

Enroll today at our one-time launch price

Enroll now

Until March 12, enroll for $199 CAD—that’s $100 off. 

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Full Price $299.00 CAD

Your discount $199.00 CAD

Self-paced | Ongoing Enrollment | Lifetime access

Self-paced | Ongoing Enrollment | Lifetime access

Who is this course for?

Katharine shares techniques she’s been teaching for 14 years that can be used by:

Budding artists learning to see with fresh eyes

Seasoned artists seeking techniques to inspire them

Herbalists practicing plant identification

Home schoolers looking for new lessons

Anyone looking to connect with nature and try a new hobby

* A refund is not available if the program is more than 50% completed.

Course curriculum

1. Line drawing process

  • Finding the right specimens
  • Gesture drawing

2. Slow drawing process

  • Slow drawing explained
  • Contour line

3. Methods of identifying plant structure for accuracy

  • Structure
  • Measuring
  • Leaves

4. Creating form in your drawing

  • Volume & the imagined space
  • Shading
  • Colour

"I was a complete beginner when I began Katharine’s classes, something completely outside my comfort zone. Through her skillful instruction I have now learned how to draw and paint... a very empowering experience."

Students are saying...

"Katharine was very good at showing us how to simplify the complexities of nature. A very dedicated, detailed and disciplined instructor who obviously has a keen interest and passion for the course materials that are being taught and presented."


"The design of the class content leads through a detailed development of skills while keeping it interesting. Although I have taken classes before, I always hear something in a new way which has helped me to gain more confidence in my drawing."


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