Botanical Art Courses

Botanical Illustration Welcome to our 2017 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 £80 will secure your place. Early booking for all workshops is recommended.
We hope you will join us in 2017 and look forward to meeting you.

Painting Flora or Fauna in Watercolour or Gouache

Working in detail with expert tuition and choosing from either flora or fauna subjects, this two day linked workshop will be full of tips and one to one tuition to help you achieve pleasing results.  Simon Williams has a wealth of experience and combined with his friendly and approachable tutoring, his workshops are popular and book quickly!
Ness Botanic Gardens and their studio is the perfect setting for this two day linked workshop 10 am - 4.30 pm each day with refreshments.

6 & 7 June 2017

All Kinds of Seeds, Berries & Autumn Delights in Coloured Pencil

This course will give you the opportunity to create a beautiful study of beautiful autumn seeds, berries, hips, poppy heads, conkers, blackberries and more. With the amazing array of coloured pencils available this will be an opportunity to use many of the rich and more unusual colours to complete your piece of art.  
One to one tuition and lots of encouragement - this two day linked workshop is suitable for all abilities.
10 am - 4.30 pm each day including refreshments.

17 & 18 October 2017

The Glorious Finale - Botanical in Coloured Pencil

An opportunity to capture the glories of the season as autumn turns to winter, on this two day botanical illustration workshop in the studio at RHS Wisley.  Colourful fruit falls amongst the fallen leaves, the colourful transitions of late blooms or architectural forms of seed pods and stems, just a few ideas to wet the appetite.
Includes free entry into the gardens and refreshments.
10.15 am - 4.15 pm each day.

24 & 25 October 2017

Striking Seasonal Subjects in Coloured Pencil - Botanical Art

Ann Swan returns to tutor another exciting coloured pencil workshop capturing striking seasonal subjects with shine on fruit to the wonderful texture of bark.  A workshop with the wow factor and introducing new techniques and fascinating approaches to achieve high impact.

31 October - 2 November 2017

Pumpkin Pie & Other Recipes - Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Using colourful squashes and gourds and other delightful winter subjects we will focus on compositions and with an opportunity, if desired, to perfect larger washes and areas of paint to create form and colour.
A workshop full of reference material and information along with individual guidance and encouragement.

6 - 8 November 2017

Painting Leaves - made simple!

This wonderful two day workshop with international botanical artist Dianne will be spent mixing the right watercolours for successful painting of all different shades and types of leaves.  It really is much simpler than you think!  
With demonstrations and individual guidance.
10 am - 3.45 pm each day with refreshments.  Please bring a packed lunch.

15 & 16 May 2017