11 September 2014

Reminder: 15 Sept deadline for autumn workshops with CALAVQ

The communications committee from the COLLECTIF DES ATELIERS LIBRES EN ARTS VISUELS DE QUÉBEC just sent a reminder that the registration deadline for their autumn workshops is 15 September.


Sessions start September 22, all sessions take place in French, and complete details are available on their website.

For your convenience, I've posted their* list of autumn sessions below. All information is provided in French, as sessions and communication with CALVAQ take place in French.

05 September 2014

Sketchbook snapshot: Not all ladybugs are created equal


This week's column was about ladybugs. I learned a LOT about them while researching and drawing in prep for the article.

As with most Drawn to Quebec columns, the bottom line is that even ladybugs in aren't as simple as they seem. For one thing, they're not 'true bugs' at all. Technically, we should be calling these iconic carmine-colored insects beetles. As in 'lady beetles.'

30 August 2014

"Drawn to History" workshop on September 11!

I'll be leading a workshop on the synergy between art and science in a couple of weeks! If you're in Quebec City and want to join us, scroll down for all the details.

Looking for a workshop near you? Visit my website (www.commnatural.com) and check the calendar for upcoming workshops, or contact me to schedule a workshop in your area!

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Drawn to History: Exploring the synergy between art and the natural sciences.

Turn back time to an era when art and the natural sciences were inseparable!

Frog in pants_v4_rs_wmJoin local artist Bethann G. Merkle for a rare event held in the Morrin Centre’s Victorian-era science lab.

Following an illustrated talk with special emphasis on local natural history and scientists, you will enjoy a series of facilitated sketching and observation activities.

Bethann will teach you how to record your observations of nature specimens using a combination of sketches and notes.