Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



Nature Drawing and Journaling | The Life of a Dead Tree

Thursday, May 30, 2019
 – Saturday, June 15, 2019
 | 1:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm 
 | General: $45; Members: $35

Instructor: Nellie Sue Potter

Floor 3

Sign up for:

Thursday, May 30, 1–4pm
Thursday, June 6, 1–4pm
Saturday, June 15, 1–4pm

Tickets: $45 general admission, $35 member pricing

Capacity: 15 per class

Age: 16+

Join botanical artist Nellie Sue Potter for a workshop that explores the world of nature drawing and journaling. In this workshop, participants will learn about different journaling styles and will be guided on how to render natural objects and begin their own nature drawing and journaling practices. This workshop takes place in the gallery on Floor 3 alongside Mark Dion’s exhibition The Life of a Dead Tree. Participants will have the opportunity to draw directly from the tree on display and study some of the myriad life forms it supports.

Nellie Sue Potter is a botanical artist whose work has received numerous awards. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions across Toronto, and was included in international botanical art exhibitions, including the New York Botanical Garden’s inaugural Triennial, and the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Art of the Plant, a part of Botanical Art Worldwide in 2018. She has taught botanical art at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Botanical Garden, and High Park Nature Centre. She is the owner and art teacher of Nature Art Studio, an art gallery and teaching space, which specializes in botanical and natural science art. Her intent is to share, through her artwork and teaching, her appreciation of the natural world.

The workshop fee includes a full art materials kit with a journal and graphite pencils.


Mark Dion: The Life of a Dead Tree
Experience The Life of a Dead Tree by Mark Dion through a series of talks, workshops, and guided walks that open up an appreciation for dead trees and the myriad life forms they support.

Learn more about The Life of a Dead Tree (May 24-July 29, 2019)

Image Credit: Illustration courtesy of Nellie Sue Potter.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7