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Nature Journaling Trees

Accessible Event

Date & Time:

Sundays, Feb 5, March 5, April 2, May 7; 1 to 4 p.m


RBG Centre (680 Plains Rd W)


Art in the Gardens, Courses and Programs


2+ Hours


Ticketed Event, Pre-Registration Required

Event Description

One of RBG’s Courses & Workshops

Deepen your experience in nature with this botanical drawing class geared for students of all levels. Join Architect and Educator Sandra Iskandar to explore various techniques for sketching and painting the gestures and energy of specific trees in your journal through hands-on exercises that help simplify them while maintaining their individual characteristics. We’ll start indoors then take a walk-through Hendrie Park to practice the craft of deep observation, quick field sketching, and careful drawing techniques to understand the structure as well as the gestures of trees. In poor weather, this program will take place indoors in the Med Garden. Bring a stool for outdoor drawing. All levels welcome 

Fee: $35+ plus service fee per session;  (Members 10% off*)
Please pre-register by January 21**


Sandra is a practicing architect and educator who believes that we all have the capacity of drawing when applying our growth mindset.

She holds a professional bachelor’s in architecture which has aided her to become an expansive and critical thinker who blurs the lines between capacities and thinking outside the box. Her career straddles the fields of Architecture, Heritage, Art and Biodiversity. As an educator, she strives to empower her students to have a voice and encourages an open dialogue to promote ideas for constructing healthy inclusive communities. She is bilingual Lead Architectural Educator with No.9 Contemporary Art & The Environment and with Inner City Angels and has her own architectural practice. Her involvement with Waterfront Toronto’s Underpass Park, Sandra has been instrumental in guiding the design ideas and supporting the evolution of public realm in this rich urban context, otherwise termed as ‘designing future cities’. She was heavily involved in her own community in Corktown. Sandra Iskandar Architect has been commissioned for several cultural project in the province. Through her mindful and engaging nature journaling workshops, Sandra encourages exploration, mistakes and an open mindset and relaxation, while ensuring a nurturing and always constructive setting.

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RBG offers courses and workshops for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness. Visit to see this season’s full offering.