Marguerite d'Ervau

Observational Plant Drawing - WO Assistant checklist

with Annemarie Verschoor

A biology, foraging and drawing workshop in one! In the workshop Observational Plant Drawing, together with biologist and artist Annemarie Verschoor, participants will be guided through the different dimensions of plants and their anatomy, and will exercise to recognise, draw, and understand the many shapes and lines of plants.

As a workshop assistant, your role is to set up the space, take care of ticketing, help Annemarie when needed and clean up afterwards. Don't hesitate to print this assistant checklist and have it with you on the day of workshop!

Here is some information about ticketing when you are a workshop assistant.



Observational Drawing -

General information about the workshop

Time: ~5h (1h prep + 4h during the workshop)

Tutor: Annemarie Verschoor
Phone number: 0613649554


Material checklist

For this workshop, you will need:

  • 1 p.p. HB pencil [Workshop box]
  • 1 p.p. B pencil [Workshop box]
  • 1 p.p. Erasers [Workshop box]
  • 1 p.p. A3 papers [Office - Printing Corner]
  • 21 A4 papers (normal Office p.) [Office - Printing Corner]
  • 1 TV to be connected to laptop [Usually in the Round Table Room]
  • 1 p.p. Magnifying Glasses [Storage in corridor next to office, lamps on the right and the pieces to hold to the table in a clear box on the left ]
  • 1 Pencils Sharpener [Aroma Lab]
  • 1 p.p. Glass Jars [Dry Storage]
  • 1 p.p. Folders to bring home
  • 1 Adapter [Red box in office labelled “cables”]
  • 1 laptop from Mediamatic or your own 


To-do list


A week before the workshop

  • Check if we have enough pens, erasers and paper (A3 sometimes runs out). If we don’t have enough go buy.
  • Sharpen all the pencils
  • The day before, prepare the room, bring the TV and other supplies in the Tuin Kamer.
  • Secure magnifying glasses to table and wrap cable around the base
  • Make a Yogile link (photo sharing platform, click here for instructions).

On the day itself

Be sure to be there an hour before the workshop starts.

  • Finish to set-up the space.
  • Arrange 1 A3, 1 A4, eraser and one pencil of each type per person (in jar)
  • Connect the laptop to the TV for the presentation


During the workshop

  • Welcome participants and scan tickets.
  • Offer water/tea during the break.
  • Ensure everyone respects the Covid-19 regulations.
  • Help people understand to upload on Yogile (if needed)
  • Draw too! Have fun!

Timeline of the workshop



Finish to set up the space, bring in the supplies.


Arrange  1 A3, 1 A4, eraser and one pencil of each type per person(in jar)


Welcome the tutor (coffee?), connect the laptop to the TV for the presentation


Prepare for ticketing


Introduction and presentation


Group goes outside and chooses, then photographs, plants


Back inside, people use the A3 paper to take better picture of their plants


The yogile link is shared and participants send their pictures, which are then displayed on the TV and discussed


Drawing starts, while the plants are discussed


Break, the assistant offers water if the bar is closed.


Drawing phase resumes


Yogile link is shared again for participants to share their drawings


Workshop ends, clean up, put supplies back where they belong, bring the laptop back to the design room and box in the project room, etc.