Botanical Art Courses

Botanical Illustration Welcome to our 2011 programme. We are delighted to bring you an extended number of workshops offering a wealth of experienced and professional tutors in attractive and tranquil locations around the country. All the workshops are suitable for beginners through to those with experience and all are open to residential as well as non-residential participants (non-participating partners or friends are welcome too!). Two fees are shown against each workshop, the greater being the residential fee (fully inclusive) and the lesser, the non-residential fee (excludes dinner & b&b). A deposit of £75 will secure your place. Early booking for all workshops is recommended.

We hope you will join us in 2011 and look forward to meeting you.

Bugs and Butterflies in Coloured Pencil, Graphite or Watercolour

Have fun with this natural history workshop.  Choose from an amazing array of beetles and butterflies of all shaopes and sizes and record their iridescent colours and fascinating structure - an entomologist's dream!  Expert individual tuition provided by professional artist and tutor, Sue Vize

27 - 29 August 2014

Botanical Illustration in Watercolour

For all those who love plants and wish to paint them in detail.  Individual tuition in an informative and friendly style and suitable for all levels of ability.

1 - 4 September 2014

Fabulous Fuchsias and other late Summer Flowers

Study the intricate detail of garden flowers, especially fuchsias and create a stunning portrait of late summer in Coloured Pencil, Graphite or Watercolour with individual guidance by professional artist and tutor, Sue Vize

10 - 12 September 2014

Master Class! - Late Summer Flowers and Foliage in Watercolour

An opportunity for individual tuition on a piece of botanical painting or a study you are working on, or starting fresh and concentrating on a particular area.  Under expert guidance and individual tuition from the President of the Society of Botanical Artists. Limited numbers for this workshop.

15 - 17 September 2014

Harvest Jewels - Watercolour/Coloured Pencil

Capture the sparkling vibrant colours of the season's harvest.  Fruits, berries and hips glisten when the light shines on them.  Learn how to capture the glossiness, highlights and dewdrops which bring these subjects to life.

17 - 19 September 2014

Tempting Hedgerow Produce! in Watercolour or Coloured Pencil

Big juicy blackberries, swelling rosehips, horse chestnuts, sweet chestnuts, cobnuts, acorns, apples, crab apples, rowan berries, damsons, medlars and figs, the list of hedgerow goodies goes but don't bite off more than you can chew!

22 & 23 September 2014

Glowing and vibrant Autumn Leaves and Fruits in Watercolour

Develop beautiful compositions focussing on the jewel colours and forms from the garden and hedgerow at this time of year, to create vibrant and delightful paintings.

Working on watercolour paper (or vellum if you bring this with you) to develop beautiful compositions focusing on the jewel colours and forms from the garden and hedgerow at this time of year.  We will examine how to work on vellum or paper to create vibrant and detailed paintings.  Some experience required.

29 September - 1 October 2014

Falling Leaves, Nuts and Fruits in Graphite, Pen and Ink with optional colourwash

All abilities welcome with a bsic skill to draw from still life useful.  Invaluable techniques taught to capture twisting and turning leaves and autumn fruits and nuts. Individual tuition provided by leading artist and tutor, Julie Small.

29 September - 1 October 2014

Autumn Leaves in Coloured Pencil

Create a beautiful piece of art, using the rich colours of autumnal leaves.  From soft gentle ochres and browns through to vibrant reds and oranges - you will learn how to blend colours, draw veins and curls to make your leaves look 'real'.

1 - 3 October, 2014

Autumn Flowers, Fruit and Foliage - botanical painting

Autumn in the New Forest is always a magical time.  Join Sandrine for a botanical wet-in-wet watercolour workshop, painting gold and red foliage as well as autumn flowers and fruit.

8 - 10 October 2014