Celebrate Advent with us at CSBA

We're delighted to share our own Advent countdown with you this month, featuring seasonal botanical images painted by the talented members of EGS and CSBA aulmni group, Amicus Botanicus, and CSBA tutors. A new image will be posted each day as we enjoy the anticipation and preparations for a joyful Christmas.

Today we feature Pomegranate by Carolyn Jenkins, Dip EGS.

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. It is no season in which to wander the world as if one were the wind blowing aimlessly along the streets without a place to rest, without food, and without time meaning anything to one, just as time means nothing to the wind.
Edith Sitwell, 1887-1964.

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June Masterclass with Lizzie Sanders - now open

Clear, Crisp and Contemporary Botanical Masterclass - 20th-22nd June 2018. This 3-day Masterclass for experienced botanical painters will challenge the artist’s existing composition choices and introduce more thoughtful alternatives to ‘lift’ your work. Click here for more information or Click apply online here

Diploma Course 2018 - booking now

Just three places remain on our popular two year part-time Botanical Painting Diploma Course starting on Monday 8th January 2018. Click here for more information about the course or contact Mary Ellen via email or call 07770750885.

Lisa's Colombian Adventure

We here at CSBA are inspired by the work of 2016 Diploma student Lisa Anzellini with Colombia BIO, researching and logging new species discovered in previously unexplored areas of the rich landscape. Read more about her story here .

Short Courses 2018 — booking now

Beginning with Hellebores — Elaine Searle — 12th–15th February 2018 - fully booked
Focus on Leafy Character — Elaine Searle — 9th–12th April 2018
Beginning with Anemones — Elaine Searle — 17th–20th April 2018
Crisp, clear and Contemporary Botanical Masterclass — Lizzie Sanders — 20th-22nd June 2018
Autumn Fruits and Seeds Masterclass — Christabel King — 11th–13th September 2018
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