RBCM@Home (Kids)

Seeing and Sketching with Mitra Nikoo

Nature is amazing. There are so many things to see in the world around us, from big trees to little insects. But how can we better understand what it is we are seeing. 

Join us this week as science illustrator Mitra Nikoo shows us some of the ways to understand nature through sketching. We'll discover the tools that you can use when you are outside exploring, and then learn skills about how to sketch a specimen.

Bring along a shell if you can, or any other kind of natural history specimen you have (a bone or leaf for example). If you don't have a specimen at home, not a problem. Sketch along with what Mitra has.  

RBCM @ Home (Kids) is hosted by Chris O'Connor. This week will be guest hosted by Kim Gough.

What you'll need:

  • Paper
  • Something to draw with (pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
  • A shell or other some other kind of natural history specimen you have at home or can find in your neighbourhood

Click on the link below to join Webinar


The Zoom Room has a capacity of 500 spots. If you are not able to access through Zoom, we will also be streaming on Facebook Live. Please visit the Royal BC Museum Facebook page.

If you missed past sessions, check out our RBCM @ Home (Kids) YouTube page.
RBCM @ Home (Kids) is like a museum playdate online. Visit with members of the museum staff who are working from home, along with families from across BC, as we make and learn together. Each session will have some kind of making activity, so get your paper and pencil crayons ready. RBCM @ Home(Kids) takes place on Wednesdays at 11 am, visit our calendar for topics, presenters and a list of materials so you can join in with hands-on activities at home.

For adults and youth, check out RBCM @ Home. This program takes place on Tuesdays at 12pm and highlights members of the curatorial and collections staff who are working from home during the pandemic and discover how they do their work, how their work is reflected in their homes and what they're working on now.

Get in Touch

Chris O’Connor
Learning Program Developer

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