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Drawn to Winter

with Joaquin Varela

When: Saturday, December 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us for this sketching workshop centered around nature in winter. In this workshop we learn first-hand what makes nature in winter so special. Participants will learn how to identify nature in the winter and will learn drawing techniques they can use to record observations outdoors.

Note: No prior drawing experience necessary. Dress warmly. Gloves and appropriate footwear are recommended. Please see below for drawing materials you need to bring.

To register click the button below and choose the option 2022: Adult Workshops - FALL

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Workshop Description

Join us for this sketching workshop centered around nature in winter. In this workshop we learn first-hand what makes nature in winter so special. Participants will learn how to identify nature in the winter and will learn drawing techniques they can use to record observations outdoors.

We will begin indoors with a tutorial into observational drawing along with some drawing activities. With our new skills we will take a hike together and learn how to record and sketch our observations out in nature. We’ll end our workshop back indoors to share our findings with each other over some hot beverages.

Note: All are welcome. Drawing experience or none. Dress warmly. Gloves and appropriate footwear are recommended.

Fees
  • $50.00 (General, ages 18-59)
  • $40.00 (Seniors 60+)
​Materials Needed
  • Pencils
  • A black pen or fineliner
  • Bring your own sketchbook, journal or favorite drawing pad
  • Optional: markers, pencil crayons, or any other beloved drawing utensils
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An Introduction to Winter Wildlife Tracking

with Christina Yu

When: Saturday, January 21, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Rain date: January 28)

Are you curious about the tracks you see outside? Have you wondered about the animals that made them, what they were doing and why? Then join us as we explore the basic concepts of animal tracking.

Note: Please bring a nut-free lunch, snacks and a hot beverage; a small ruler or tape measure; and a small camera or your phone. Hand warmers highly recommended! We will be spending the day outside, so come dressed for the weather.

To register click the button below and choose the option 2023: Adult Workshops - WINTER

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Workshop Description

Are you curious about the tracks you see outside? Have you wondered about the animals that made them, what they were doing and why? Then join us at the High Park Nature Centre as we explore the basic concepts of animal tracking.

In this workshop, we will be covering basic mammal track ID, foot morphology and gaits, "tools of the trade" and resources to explore at home. We will be also be thinking about how animals behave in colder weather, "tracks" they leave that aren't footprints, and spending time outdoors in beautiful High Park.

Note: Please bring: a nut-free lunch, snacks and a hot beverage; a small ruler or tape measure; and a small camera or your phone. Hand warmers highly recommended! We will be spending the day outside, so come dressed for the weather.

Fees
  • $60.00 (General, ages 18-59)
  • $50.00 (Seniors 60+)
Things to bring
  • Nut-free lunch, snacks and a hot beverage
  • A small ruler or tape measure
  • A small camera or your phone
  • Hand warmers are highly recommended
  • Come dressed for the weather as we will be spending the day outside
Location

Meet your instructor



Yoga in High Park

We invite you to embrace a unique opportunity to cultivate the mind-body connection and your relationship with nature, while also building community in a safe and inclusive space. Join instructors Elyse Waugh for indoor guided yoga sessions in High Park this fall!

Registration for our fall 2022 yoga workshops is now open!

Click here to learn more


Past Workshops
2022

Winter 2022 Workshops

Introduction to Animal Tracking - February 26 & March 5

Spring 2022 Workshops

Fungi Workshop 101 - May 14

Fall 2022 Workshops

Linocut Workshop - November 5

2021

Fall 2021 Workshops

Linocut Printmaking - Nov 6

Yoga at the Nature Centre - Nov 11 to Dec 16

2020

Fall 2020 Workshops

How to Make Nature Your Classroom - September 19

Fall Forest Bathing - September 26

Bird Sketching - September 26

Fantastic Fall Fungi - October 3

How to Make Nature Your Classroom - October 17

Linocut Printmaking - November 7

Winter 2020 Workshops

New Year Nature: An Outdoor Winter Retreat - January 4

High Park Lichens: Discover the "Corals" of the Forest - February 22

2019

Fall 2019 Workshops

Fall Birding for Beginners - September 18 & 21

Savannah Sketchbook - September 28

Fantastic Fungal Friends: Mushrooms and Other Fungi of High Park - October 6

Summer 2019 Workshops

Summer Wildflower ID - July 22 Summer Tree ID - August 12

From Houndstongue to Shepherd's Purse: Wildflower Names and Their Meanings - August 19

Spring 2019 Workshops

Spring Birding for Beginners - May 8 & 11

Spring Wildflower ID - May 26

Winter 2019 Workshops

Teachers in Nature - January 26

Winter Bird Photography - February 2

Winter Tree ID for Beginners - February 3

Nature Journaling: Origins of Citizen Science - March 2

2018

Fall 2018 Workshops

Birds of Prey - September 27 & 29

Making Friends with Places: A Passage de Toronto - October 9 & 11

Fall Wildflowers - October 13

Autumn Tree Drawing - October 21

An Introduction to Mushrooms and Other Fungi - October 27

Summer 2018 Workshops

Poisons, Spines & Blisters: Plants with a Dark Side - July 12

Dragonflies and Damselflies 101: Biology and Identification - July 28

Friend or Foe: The Intriguing World of Weeds - August 9

Butterflies 101: Biology and Identification - August 18

Spring 2018 Workshops

Outdoor Play in the Early Years - April 21

Spring Birding for Beginners - May 3 & 5 (Two-Part Beginner Workshop)

Spring Songbirds - May 24 & 26 (Two-Part Intermediate Workshop)

Intro to Landscape Drawing in the High Park Savannah - June 17

Winter 2018 Workshops

High Park Lichens - Feb. 10

Winter Landscape Photography – Mar. 3

Birds of Prey – Mar. 4

Winter Tree ID for Beginners - Mar. 24


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