Drawing Trees with Alan Li
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
1651 Yonge Street
(Yonge Street entrance, just north of Glen Elm Avenue)

Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2C1

This workshop is now full

Celebrated artist Alan Li leads this inspirational workshop, exploring ways to portray the splendour of trees in the beautiful setting of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 

Over two sessions, students will learn techniques in shading, line-work, and the visual concepts of negative space, scale, and composition.  Draw at your own pace with support and constructive feedback from our experienced instructor. 

Workshop Dates and Times:

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

All skill levels are welcome.  Participants must bring their own supplies. We suggest brining a folding chair or stool, 9 x 12 inch artist quality sketchbook, graphite pencils (H, HB, 2B), kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, water, snacks and sunscreen!

Alan Li is an artist focused on nature. Read his biography and see his work here.

Tree Tenders Training Program - Ajax Course
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Greenwood Pavillion
2290 Greenwood Rd

Ajax, Ontario, L1T 4S4

 

This multi-day course provides engaging indoor and outdoor sessions that will answer all of your tree questions and give you skills to apply immediately in your own yard and/or neighbourhood.

LEARN the basics of trees from expert instructors, CONNECT with other tree lovers, and BE INSPIRED to become an urban forest leader in your community!

Course involves two sessions - June 4 and June 11, 2016.  

Eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Continuing Education Units. May also qualify for credits through other continuing education programs.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
LEAF Learning Garden at Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7

LEAF Learning Garden runs along the south edge of the dog park outside Artscape Wychwood Barns.  Look for the colourful mural near the garden entrance.

Join us to learn about the important role of wild (native) bees in our ecosystem, the threats they face, and what you can do to help! LEAF’s Garden Stewards will teach you how to conduct a "Bumble Bee Watch" in your own garden, park or nearby greenspace, and how to submit the data you gather to Bumble Bee Watch. It's simple and fun - and a fantastic way to learn about our native bees and get involved in some citizen science!

This is a 100 in 1 Day event.  It is free and no registration is required.  Just drop by the garden!

Held in collaboration with Ontario Power Generation, Friends of the Earth Canada and Bumble Bee Watch.

Leslieville Tree Festival  - Urban forest fun for the whole family
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Leslie Grove Park (corner of Queen St E and Jones Ave)
1158 Queen St E

Toronto, Ontario, M4M 1L2

 

Join us for the 2016 Leslieville Tree Festival. Featuring displays from environmental groups and green vendors, exciting live musical and dance performances, children's activities, local artists, a ceremonial tree planting and tasty local food, this free, fun-filled celebration of our urban forest includes activities for the whole family!  

If you are an environmental organization or a local vendor, and would like to reserve a display table, visit the event page for more information.

The Leslieville Tree Festival is presented by LEAF, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto Hydro, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Leslieville BIA.

Tree Tenders Training Program - Mississauga Course
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Lorne Park Library (Sept. 26, 29 and Oct. 5 classes)
1474 Truscott Dr

Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 4J3

 

Clarkson Community Centre (Oct. 1 class)
2475 Truscott Dr
Mississauga, ON L5H 4J3
Canada

This multi-day course provides engaging indoor and outdoor sessions that will answer all of your tree questions and give you skills to apply immediately in your own yard and/or neighbourhood.

LEARN the basics of trees from expert instructors, CONNECT with other tree lovers, and BE INSPIRED to become an urban forest leader in your community!

Course involves four sessions - September 26, 29, October 1 and 5, 2016.  

Eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Continuing Education Units. May also qualify for credits through other continuing education programs.

 

(Note: Map is for Lorne Park Library location; to view map for Clarkson Community Centre, click here)