The depiction of trees is a subject many artists have painted throughout history. Its beauty, majesty and symbolism continues to be relevant for many contemporary artists. The likes of John Constable, Emily Carr, Georg Baselitz, and Kim Dorland have reflected on its symbolism and potential for creative expression. This eight-week course will proceed in two parts with drawing covering 3 weeks and painting covering the remaining five weeks. Student will practice their drawing and painting skills as they work from life and photo-based images. Skill building in drawing, paint application, and colour mixing will be covered. Students will complete 3 - 4 paintings depending on individual experience. Paint media optional.