Short Courses at CSBA in 2019


As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, we delve deep into our
wardrobes for our scarves and gloves so we can continue to enjoy the vivid range of autumn colours before they disappear.  Autumn is truly in the air!  And as you hunker-down to plan a winter of warming, indoor activities, it’s our pleasure to share our range of  Short Courses with you.  

Starting in February, next year’s selection offers something for beginners as well as more established painters.  You’ll find courses that offer a variety of techniques, some that return artists to the fundamental  skills of botanical art and some that provide an in-depth look at certain species of flowers.  

To apply for a course, simply click on the link at the bottom of the page and complete the form online.  Victoria will then send an invoice and our Terms and Conditions.  Your place is only assured once full payment has been made.  A few weeks prior to the course, you’ll receive a list of required materials from Mary Ellen.  

We hope you find a course that inspires you and we look forward to welcoming you to the Chelsea Physic Garden, where all our courses are held, in 2019.  

With warm regards,
Helen, Mary Ellen and Victoria

Short Courses 2019

Beginning with Cyclamen – Elaine Searle – 4-day Short Course: Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd February 2019 
8 places available 

Suitable for the complete novice, those who lack confidence or need a ‘back to basics’ refresher

£400 Including refreshments and light lunch


Botanical Watercolour Intensive – Julia Trickey – Monday to Friday 1st to – 5th April 2019
8 places available

Aimed at improvers, this watercolour painting course complements the drawing course and will take students through a range of techniques used in botanical painting.

£500 Including refreshments and light lunch


Botanical Sketchbook Workshop – Sarah Morrish – Mondays 10th, 17th and 24th June 2019
8 places available

Suitable for beginners looking to explore a new genre and artists who wish to return to the process of ‘works in progress’ 

£300 Including refreshments and light lunch


Beauty of Orchids – Deborah Lambkin – Monday 16th to Thursday 19th September 2019
8 places available 

Suitable for intermediate and experienced botanical painters

£400 including refreshments and light lunch


Botanical Masterclass – Martin Allen – Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th October 2019
8 places available

More details to follow

£420 including refreshments and light lunch

Click here to apply now, or visit the Short Courses page for more information.