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.

Hedgerow Harvest! - Botanical Painting in Watercolour or Coloured Pencil

From Apples & Pears, to Medlars, Blackberries, Rose hips and Horse chestnuts, the list goes on of wonderful hedgerow delights to illustrate on this two day workshop in the delightful courtyard studio of historic Goodnestone Park Gardens.  Expert tuition provided along with delicious lunches and refreshments.

17 & 18 September 2015

The Fruit & Vegetable Garden

The Nightingale Centre has a varied vegetable garden to choose your subject or bring your own for this enjoyable drawing seasonal fruit and vegetables in detail workshop.  Welcoming all abilities and beginners who would like to learn Coloured Pencils, graphite or watercolour to capture wonderful fruits and vegetables. A friendly and informative workshop with expert tuition.

23 - 25 September 2015

Nuts, Conkers, Cones Fruit & Leaves in Graphite & Pen & Ink (with optional colourwash)

All abilities welcome with a basic skill to draw from still life useful. An enjoyable and informative workshop drawing a variety of your favourite autumnal subjects using graphite or pen and ink or both with the option of adding a colourwash in coloured pencil or watercolour.

28 - 30 September 2015

Painting the Plants from an RHS Garden in Watercolour

This two day workshop is a wonderful opportunity to study seasonal plants from the fabulous RHS garden at Hyde Hall.  Develop a pleasing early autumn composition in detail with expert tuition from an RHS Gold Medal artist.
10 am - 4 pm each day - non-residential

6 & 7 October 2015

Autumn Treasures with Beatrix Potter!

Enjoy illustrating the incredible world of fungi in the style of Beatrix Potter, and maybe add other autumn treasures, berries, conkers, seeds pods, vibrant leaves etc. using Coloured Pencil, Graphite or Watercolour. Suitable for all abilities and welcoming beginners. A fabulous venue for this workshop, working in the aptly named 'Drawing Room'.

7 - 9 October 2015

A Season of Plenty! - Botanical Art in Coloured Pencil at RHS Wisley

An exciting botanical illustration workshop based at RHS Wisley with international Coloured Pencil Artist & Tutor, Susan Christopher-Coulson.
From hedgerow and field to the cultivated garden, the season provides a wealth of subjects to inspire the botanical artist. Colourful fruits, the textures of seed pods, plant skeletons and nuts as well as late blooms, vegetables and pumpkins or Zea mays. A two day non-residential workshop at fabulous RHS Wisley to create your own image of this abundant season.

13 & 14 October 2015

Autumn leaves - Colour and Texture in Watercolour (botanical)

Another wonderful opportunity to experience top quality tuition from leading artist, Gael Sellwood.  Based at Barnsdale Lodge, Rutland the workshop runs over two and a half days. Paying special attention to composition and colour combinations, we will look at colour mixing and wash techniques. Early booking is advised for this workshop.  Suitable for those who have some experience.

19 - 21 October 2015

Painting Found Objects in Watercolour

From shells to feathers, berries to leaves. Using the ephemeral natural objects beneath our feet, we will create paintings focussing on exquisite detail. This two and half day botanical illustration workshop is suitable for all those who love drawing and painting in detail. A very enjoyable and rewarding workshop with demonstrations and expert individual tuition.
Why not stay over for our Fruits of Christmas workshop running on from this workshop at the same venue, starting on the afternoon of 17 November.

15 - 17 November 2015

The Fruits of Christmas in Coloured Pencil, Graphite or Watercolour

Whether it is holly, ivy, mistletoe, berries, nuts, or fruit, produce a seasonal portrait of your favourite subjects or produce a design you can use as a Christmas cardWith expert one to one tuition, enjoy this two and half day Christmas themed workshop with like minded company, staying in the peaceful and attractive Losehill House Hotel overlooking wonderful winter Peak District scenery.

17 - 19 November 2015

Botanical Painting on Vellum or Watercolour Paper

A fabulous opportunity to paint in detail on Vellum or watercolour paper if preferred. Under expert guidance from a botanical artist you will learn the techniques to paint on vellum or paper and capture the quality of your subject in rich and subtle colours. Gael Sellwood is a highly respected botanical and natural history artist who will generously share the knowledge she has built with you during this two and a half day workshop. Choosing either flowers or fruit or natural history objects such as shells or feathers.

6 - 8 July 2015