Capturing Shapes in the Natural World with Watercolour

July 13 - July 14


This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Capturing Shapes in the Natural World with Watercolour

Capturing Shapes in the Natural World with Watercolour

This workshop is a celebration of the Natural World paired with creative energy. Over the two days you will be spending time outdoors on the pristine grounds of Shawnigan Lake School. Outdoor time will allow to visualize shapes and forms. Shapes evoke a personal and physical response. It’s exciting to discover how each of us relates to various forms.

The playful learning of the outdoor time comes back into the classroom environment. In this space we use and develop other skills. The process of drawing and painting a botanical illustration will be completed. A botanical illustration is a beautiful and accurate depiction of an actual plant. Nature provides the perfect subject matter for watercolour Illustration.

This  class has two separate components that tie together outdoor and indoor learning. The relationship with the natural world exercises will be realized outdoors. The shapes in the natural world and how we understand them are united with the drawing and painting of watercolours.

This class will capture both our emotional responses to shapes and physical responses of our own creative energy.

NOTE: This is not a gardening class and no knowledge of plant material is needed.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $15
  • Course Level: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Course Prerequisites: This class will focus on two separate elements. The landscape echoes wonderful shapes that we react to. Because botanical illustration is accurate and precise we will work through the illustrations together. Therefore. you need only attend with a willingness to explore this form of watercolour technique.

Price: $387

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Jeff de Jong works as a Horticulture Instructure. He currently teaches classes at the University of Victoria in the Continued Education Department. He has taught a wide range of classes over the past 23 years. The UVIC created a Course with Jeff specifically focused on Landscape Design. Jeff has a passion for Garden Design. He has won several Awards for his efforts.

He attributes his success for landscaping by his love for painting Water Colours.

Click here to read more about JEFFRY de JONG

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MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

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Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

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If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.