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Botanical Illustration (Online Only)

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Learn the ins and outs of plant illustrations

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Welcome to the intersection of botany and illustration. In this workshop, we will build the foundations of botanical illustration through a detailed look into plant anatomy, evolution and form. Covering plant anatomy basics, and creating a more complex species profile for our subject, this workshop is designed to train in the illustrator a botanist’s eye. Through an educated look at plant anatomy, students will gain the skills to translate their desired botanical subjects more accurately into illustrations and other art mediums. We will be using dry medium in this workshop.

Please be sure to have the following supplies available:

- Drawing pad (at least 8.5 X 11)

- Hard Surface (clip board, small easel etc)

- Pencils / Charcoal

- Colored Pencils

- Eraser

- Pencil sharpener

This workshop will take place online through the Zoom platform. Please download and test audio and camera connections prior to the workshop. When preparing a space to virtually attend this workshop, consider sitting somewhere comfortable with lots of light and a surface to draw on.

If you have questions about supplies or technology, concerns about accessibility or dreams for this workshop, please be in touch with the facilitator at peripeteiahtattoos@gmail.com

Instructor Bio: Carmin LoRe Faire is a white non-binary settler living on Lkwungen lands. As a botanical artist, Carmin works in the tattoo industry to translate accurate plant representations into lasting tattoos for their clients. With a special interest in botany and herbalism, Carmin has dedicated the last 8 years of their life to plant and herbal studies and is currently completing the Diploma of Phytotherapy program at Pacific Rim College. Looking forward, Carmin is dreaming of bringing their research to their ancestral lands of Sicilia to study the botanical traditions of herbs and poisons of the Mediterranean


This workshop will be hosted live online via Zoom. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link by email 30 minutes before the workshop starts. If you do not see the email, check your junk folder.


Only current members in good standing are eligible to use the free ticket option as a part of their member benefits package.

There are a limited amount of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available for folks who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). The Compost Education Centre is in the process of examining the ways in which our program accessibility can be improved for all members of our community. This ticket gesture is by no means a fulsome examination of the systems of oppression that exist for people inside and outside of our community. We welcome your ideas and feedback.

Please pre-register for this event.

Customers can request a refund within 30 days of ticket purchase. After 30 days refunds and workshop exchanges are not permitted due to administrative staffing capacity.

You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting office@compost.bc.ca


The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa'wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

Compost Education Centre memberships get you free workshops, discounts at garden centres around town and more great perks! Sign up or learn more on our website.

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The Compost Education Centre, situated on unceded Coast Salish territories, is a non-profit organization with charitable status. The CEC’s mission is to encourage composting, local food production, and conservation, through education to residents living within the CRD. Created as a community resource, the CEC’s intent is to lower barriers to building skills that support soil stewardship and ecological sustainability. Two of the ways the CEC meets this goal are through free and affordable workshop series for adults, and a diverse, interactive, science-based educational program for students and their teachers. The CEC is mandated to teach people of all ages how to create a biologically active, organic garden amendment, as well as why composting and soil conservation are crucial practices for mitigating climate change.


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