Drawing Classes

Classes include: 2 hrs of professional

& friendly instruction & all supplies provided.

Botanical Line Drawing | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

Dive in the beautiful and sacred world of botanicals! During this workshop you will learn some basic information about botanicals and we will be drawing from real dried botanical flowers.

Jacquelyn has a passion for botanicals and art, in this workshop these two passions will come together to create a very special workshop.

Participants will use a beautiful handmade booklet to act as a guide, while Jacquelyn leads you through the steps to drawing various botanicals. The wonderful thing about line drawing is, it is simple and creates beautiful results, which makes this ideal for a beginner who is getting started. Beginning with the basics and moving into slightly more detailed illustrations, this will be a great opportunity to learn about the art as well as touching on a little science behind botanicals.

This workshop includes a mini sketch book that you will get to take home with you to continue your practice at the end of class.

Meditation & Crystal Illustration Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly 

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis

Included: 2 hrs of instruction, supplies & crystal keepsake 

This workshop begins with a guided meditation, to help relax your mind, body and soul. Meditation is an excellent way to clear your mind, before unleashing some creativity.

Using ink as our creative medium, participants will learn how to draw minimalist and delicate crystal shapes. You will be guided through the steps of drawing both singular crystal points and clusters.

During this workshop, we will touch briefly upon varies elements that make up a crystal and the different types.

To add a little something special to this workshop, attendees will receive a genuine crystal keepsake to take home with them at the end of the class.


Drawing for Beginners | LVL 1 : Beginner

Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies


Join local Artist, Alan for a beginner crash course on drawing. During this workshop, he will guide through the steps which, will be broken down into section using a grid. With smaller and more manageable parts, learning to draw will feel less intimidating for newbies.


One of the best way to describe grid drawing, is it's like putting together a puzzle. Focusing on one segment or piece at a time, until you have completed a beautiful drawing.


No previous experience needed, just the willingness to learn. Alan's fun-loving personality will help to put you ease - as you embark on your creative journey!

Herbal Specimen Drawing Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

One of the reasons why many botanical artists learn more about plants and about botany is because this helps them to indicate the key differentiating features of a plant in their illustration of it. Illustrations are created from dried specimens of a plant.

During this workshop, participants will dive into the beautiful and fascinating world of botany (the scientific study of plants). This is an entry level crash course for beginners. You can expect to gain some useful knowledge to help get you started and to inspire your evolving artistic pursuits.


We will cover the following:

  • Learn about various tools and art materials used

  • Gain some basic knowledge about cultivating and collecting wild herbs

  • Skill building through step by step instruction and practice (using dried herbs)

  • Learn about planning, examining various specimens

  • Explore different styles and the importance of documenting details

  • Draw the plant from careful observation and create sketches, annotated with color notes

Botanical Art: Fungi Edition | LVL 1: Beginner friendly
Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Includes: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

During this fun and interactive workshop, we will explore the magnificent world of mushrooms and fungi. Please note that this is not a scientific workshop, therefore we will be primarily focusing on mushrooms and fungi from an artistic perspective. 

Jacquelyn has put together beautiful handmade instructional binders of reference materials to help assist you with details and accuracy, as she  guide you through the steps with ease.

What you will learn:

  • A brief overview of  foraging and examining your fungi specimens for drawing purposes

  • Learn how to create your own Spore Prints for both artistic and scientific studies (an instructional sheet to take home)

  • We will experiment with stamping mushrooms to make really unique art

  • Participants will examine, observe and learn how to draw a provided specimen. With the goal being to create one detailed drawing, with a splash of color using colored pencils to take home.

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Hours of operation

Open during scheduled workshops & private events

Walk-in's are not permitted at this time 

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1574 Argyle Street, Suite 4 

Halifax, NS B3J 2B3

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