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Watercolour Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies) – Intermediate painting – Lena Beckley

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$89.00 – $119.00

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP – April 14, 2024 | 9 am – 4 pm

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of watercolour painting with butterflies and moths in this immersive class. Participants will receive guidance to meticulously capture the delicate beauty of these winged creatures on paper, exploring techniques tailored specifically for these subjects. From mastering the papery texture of wings to replicating the furry softness of a moth’s body, students will delve into a variety of painting techniques to bring these creatures to life.

The morning session will feature in-depth demonstrations of these techniques, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of how to depict the intricate details of butterflies and moths in their paintings. In the afternoon, ample time will be allocated for independent work, allowing creativity to flourish as students apply their newfound skills to their unique compositions. Throughout the class, personalized guidance and constructive feedback will be available to help students refine their watercolour abilities and create stunning renditions of these captivating insects, promising a day filled with inspiration and exploration.


Regular ticket price (March 1st. 12 pm – April 7, 11:30pm ): $119

NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.

Additional material fee: $30 paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.


Lena is a biologist and artist from New Brunswick. She leverages her artistic practice to engage with the natural environment outside of the scientific lens, although her artwork is greatly informed by scientific-styled illustration. Her work often involves detailed observational studies of biology located on the east coast. Lena tends to gravitate towards shells, mosses and fish, usually subjects that are found in the wild on the coast. Her painting practice allows her to dedicate time to close observation of various natural forms, celebrating the diversity of life we encounter on the east coast. 

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April 14
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$89.00 – $119.00
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If a request for a refund is submitted at least 14 days before the course begins, you will be eligible for a 94% refund. A 6% deduction will cover the administration costs and stripe service fee. For refund requests made between 8 and 13 days before the course begins, a 75% refund will be granted. If a refund request is received within 7 days or less before the course start date, a refund will not be issued unless we can fill your spot with another participant. In the event that a participant cannot attend an in-person course due to illness, they can receive a Honeybee voucher for 75% of the value of their course that can be paid towards another class in the future. The participant will need to notify the Honeybee Coordinator before the course begins.


If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants. If class is cancelled due to weather, the course will be moved to the following weekend (unless otherwise specified). If you cannot attend the new scheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.

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