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Snowdrops with CSBA at the RHS London Fair

Snowdrops with CSBA at the RHS London Fair

Our pop-up classroom at this year’s RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair was as popular as ever.  We were joined by budding artists, young and younger all painting snowdrops for Valentine’s Day.  We had a wonderful time introducing techniques of botany and watercolour painting to visitors and look forward to seeing you there next year!

 
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Paint a botanical watercolour of a Snowdrop at the RHS London Fair

Join CSBA Tutors to paint your own botanical watercolour of a Snowdrop, just in time to send to your Valentine. Chelsea School of Botanical Art is delighted to share our love of botanical watercolour techniques once again at the RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair. Helen Allen and CSBA tutors will guide you through a small painted study of a Snowdrop to create a beautiful watercolour; a unique gift for Valentine’s Day or simply to take home and frame.  All materials will be supplied. Our pop-up classroom will be hosting four classes on Tuesday 13th February and three classes on Wednesday 14th February.  Book […]

 
Beginning with Hellebores – two places available

Beginning with Hellebores – two places available

Beginning with Hellebores – Elaine Searle 12th-15th February 2018 Suitable for the complete novice, those who lack confidence or need a ‘back to basics’ refresher Hellebores can cheer up the gloomiest winter. Capture their unique character by producing a small watercolour study sheet. Using a step-by-step format with demonstrations and individual guidance you will gain insight into how to approach their nodding blooms, emerging buds and dark leathery leaves. This four-day workshop introduces the basic techniques and materials for creating botanical watercolours. Topics will include accurate drawing, creating form, delicate washes for whites and mixing interesting darks. Elaine’s ‘no fuss, […]

 
Christmas Eve 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

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 Christmas by Erico Miki, Dip EGS, AB. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children […]

 
23rd December 2017

23rd December 2017

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 Yew by Christine Battle, Dip EGS, AB. “I hide myself in the quiet white of Winter and nestle in her comforting folds of cold oblivion.” Terri Guillemets, US author and quotation anthologist, b. 1973 Are you enjoying our botanical illustrations?  Join our Facebook group to stay […]

 
22nd December 2017

22nd December 2017

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 Mistletoe by Helen Allen, Dip EGS, AB, CSBA Tutor and Principal. Sing hey! Sing hey! For Christmas Day; Twine mistletoe and holly. For a friendship glows In winter snows, And so let’s all be jolly! Thomas Tusser, English poet, 1524-1580 Are you enjoying our botanical illustrations? […]

 
21st December 2017

21st December 2017

  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 Elaine Searle, Dip EGS AB, CSBA Tutor. How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? “How did […]

 
20th December 2017

20th December 2017

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 Abies Spectabilis Webb Fir by Pearl Bostock, Dip EGS, AB. In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. William Blake, 1757-1827 Are you enjoying our botanical illustrations?  Join our Facebook group to stay up to date with latest news from CSBA and share your thoughts […]

 
19th December 2017

19th December 2017

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 Douglas Fir by Pearl Bostock, Dip EGS, AB. It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold! Peace on the earth, good will to men, From heaven’s all gracious King! The world […]

 
18th December 2017

18th December 2017

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 Lychee by Sarah Gould, CSBA Tutor Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. Mary Ellen Chase (1887-1973) Are you enjoying our botanical illustrations?  Join our Facebook group to stay up to date with latest news from CSBA and share your thoughts […]