Seasons of the Year is a creative and contemplative opportunity to immerse yourself in the cycles of nature.  Led by community nature enthusiasts and local artist Joanne Thomson, you will be invited into a deeper journey through fall, winter, spring and summer and parallel themes of quieting, waiting, growing and maturing.  Each session will include educational instruction, creative collaboration, quiet reflection and community celebration of nature’s lessons.

Where: Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Road

Cost: $75 (proceeds support nature restoration)

Joanne Thomson is a full-time visual artist who lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Working primarily in watercolour, Joanne pushes the limits of the medium to create large works on canvas. Her quiet and contemplative approach to art making is evident in her landscapes, illustrations and in the Bottled series. She describes her works as ‘strong images created gently’. Thomson holds a Masters degree in Adult Education (MAdEd) and loves to teach, encouraging her students to explore the creative process through research and experimentation with art making.