Bateman Master Artist Seminar – SOLD OUT!

the Robert Bateman Centre

October 17 2018 - October 21 2018

All Day

**currently full, email to be put on a cancellation list OR a mailing list for future seminars with Robert Bateman**

Bateman Master Artist Seminar – Oct. 17 – 21, 2018

Once in a lifetime opportunity!  Join renowned Canadian master artist and naturalist, Robert Bateman as he explores ideas and techniques that make for successful artwork. Open to artists of any medium, this is not a typical studio-style, painting class, but a spoken lecture and powerpoint seminar.  Mr. Bateman will share his life stories, inspirations, compositions while also demonstrating the art techniques behind his work.  Travel with Robert through his adventures in art and nature from the young age of 12 through to his experience as an 88 year old still practising his craft .This Bateman Master Artist Seminar also includes a photography session and critiques of participant’s artwork, with Mr Bateman offering suggestions and feedback from his unique perspective as a world renowned artist.
Located in picturesque downtown Victoria in the scenic Inner Harbour, experience the Vancouver Island sights, sounds and fabulous food of this favourite tourist destination!  Bringing a friend or the whole family? They can enjoy the unique experiences that Victoria has to offer with discounts to several local tourist attractions.
The Robert Bateman Centre located in downtown Victoria, British Columbia inside the historic Steamship Terminal.
The Robert Bateman Centre Gallery, Victoria BC
Seminar Location: Parkside Hotel & Spa
250-940-1200 / 1-855-616-3557 
810 Humboldt Street
All seminar sessions will be held at The Parkside Hotel & Spa’s beautiful City Club Lounge, the hotel’s crown jewel atop the 8th floor overlooking spectacular ocean and city panoramas. Relax on the exclusive, access-only deck and lounge and enjoy the best of Victoria.

Dozing Lynx by Robert Bateman

Dates: October 17th – 21st, 2018
  • Wednesday October 17th, 5-7 pm: Registration and Meet & Greet with master artist and naturalist Robert Bateman at The Robert Bateman Centre Gallery for a private reception. Light refreshments will be served.  Explore the world’s largest collection of original artwork by Robert Bateman with over 70 rare and popular paintings! The Robert Bateman Centre Gallery is located inside the historic Steamship Terminal on the waterfront of Victoria’s stunning Inner Harbour. Enjoy the combination art and nature overlooking breathtaking views of the city’s natural and historic heritage.
  • Thursday – Saturday October 18th – 20th: Three full days of instruction with Robert Bateman at the Parkside Hotel & Spa.
  • Sunday October 21st: Morning instruction with Mr. Bateman until 12 noon. Option to participate afterwards in an exclusive NatureSketch class (2 – 5pm) at Beacon Hill Park with The Bateman Foundation’s own NatureSketch team.
Robert Bateman inside the The Robert Bateman Centre Gallery
Cost: $525.00/person + GST 
  • Meet & Greet reception with Robert Bateman
  • 3.5 full days of workshop time with Robert Bateman
  • 8″ x 11” Robert Bateman sketchbook
  • 2 hr NatureSketch class at Beacon Hill Park with a Nature Sketch artist/instructor & a naturalist
  • BOOKING BONUS: book your workshop with us by Aug. 31 to receive a FREE limited edition Robert Bateman print!
  • Payment in full is due at the time of registration.  Cancellation before Oct. 1st, 2018 will result in a $200 cancellation fee. No refunds after Oct. 1st, 2018. 

To Register for the Bateman Master Artist Seminar click the BOOK NOW button on the left side of this page

What to Bring:
  • Notebook & pen, laptop, etc (for note-taking during lectures)
  • Camera/phone to take photos during the workshop as well as the photography session
  • 1-2 digital images of your artwork on a USB thumbdrive for critique
  • Your favorite sketching pencils/erasers for NatureSketch session
  • Hotel room discounts available at Parkside Hotel & Spa for $125/night. Book before September 2nd to receive your room rate discount at the Parkside Hotel & Spa.
  • Purchase a Gallery Membership for $25 (50% discounted price for participants) and receive discounts for The Steamship Grill (same building as TRBC), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Craigdarroch Castle, Royal BC Museum, and Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea & more fabulous local attractions!   

    Gallery Membership details:

    • Pride that you are supporting the Bateman Foundation to connect people of all ages to nature through art!

    • Special donor updates to show how you’re making a difference across Canada

    • Monthly newsletter keeping you up to date with Foundation activities and telling you how you can be involved

    • Exclusive invites to special events and functions

    • 10% discount at the Robert Bateman Gallery shop and online at

    • Have a say in the way the Foundation runs with voting rights at the AGM

    • Unlimited admission to the Robert Bateman Centre gallery and special exhibitions

    • Free invites and admission to member events, lectures, and exhibit openings

    • Discounts on select specialty programs and activities including 10% off at the Steamship Grill

    • One free guest pass

    • Discounts on admission at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Craigdarroch Castle, Royal BC Museum, and Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

  • Sunday afternoon, 2-5 pm: NatureSketch class led by artist/instructor/Programs manager, Carey-Lynn Link & one of our local naturalists, in Beacon Hill Park, cost included in price of workshop
  • Eagle Wing Whale Watching Tours: 20% discount for workshop participants, book online or by phone
  • Victoria Carriage Tours: 45 minute Beacon Hill Park Tour for $100 (regularly $165), email to book.