CURRENT SHORT COURSES

2018 SHORT COURSES

 

Botanical Colours of Autumn Short Course – Mary Dillon
22nd-25th October 2018

Four-day workshop – suitable for beginners and ‘refreshers’ with Mary Dillon

Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to offer beginners a taste of botanical painting using the rich, saturated colours found in autumn.

Award-winning, Irish botanical artist Mary Dillon, is known for capturing the essence of a plant through its sensuality and frailty.  Mary’s evocative use of deep colour in her paintings, many of which are held in collections worldwide, brings a certain joy to the heart

Mary will share her relaxed and stress-free method of painting autumn subjects with newcomers to botanical art, as well as sharing new tips with those who have dared to ‘dip-in’ previously!

£600 including light lunch and VAT

14 places are available on this course.  Please click below to apply online now.  Your application will be confirmed by an invoice and your place guaranteed only when funds are received.  Your payment will be confirmed by a receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time with information about the running of the course.  Please ensure your email address is correct when you apply.

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2019 SHORT COURSES

Illuminated Flowers – Penny Price
Mondays: 4
th, 11th and 18th February 2019

Suitable for beginners, artists who wish to embellish their botanical work with gold or those who simply want to try something new!

Brighten the drab, cold days of February learning gilding techniques with Penny Price, Scribe and Calligrapher at the University of Cambridge and the Fitzwilliam Museum, England.  

Over the course of 3 Mondays, using delicate winter flowers, students will prepare, paint and gild, creating their own small ‘illuminated’ work of art.  

Seasonal winter specimens will be provided for inspiration as well as gold leaf and acrylic gold size for the finishing touches.  

Penny will demonstrate techniques and provide individual tuition throughout the course so that each student will take home one if not more, lovely watercolour and gold leaf painting. 

£450 Including refreshments, light lunch and VAT

14 places are available on this course.  Please click below to apply online now.  Your application will be confirmed by an invoice and your place guaranteed only when funds are received.  Your payment will be confirmed by a receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time with information about the running of the course.  Please ensure your email address is correct when you apply.

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

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

Cyclamen resemble little ballerinas dancing dreary winter days away . . capture their unique character by producing a small watercolour study sheet.  Using a step-by-step format with demonstrations and individual guidance you will learn how to approach their vibrant coloured flowers with petals swept upward and heart-shaped, variegated leaves. 

This four-day workshop introduces basic techniques and materials for creating botanical watercolours. Topics will include observation and drawing, creating form, mixing and using vibrant bright colours and interesting darks.

Elaine’s ‘no fuss, no fear’ approach creates a relaxed and supportive learning atmosphere, ideal for the first timer.

£600 Including refreshments, light lunch and VAT

14 places are available on this course.  Please click below to apply online now.  Your application will be confirmed by an invoice and your place guaranteed only when funds are received.  Your payment will be confirmed by a receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time with information about the running of the course.  Please ensure your email address is correct when you apply.

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Intensive Drawing Course: Bringing Drama to Drawing in Graphite
with Helen Allen and friends
4 Mondays over 4 weeks: 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March 2019

Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Each day will begin with a practical session on historic drawings, materials and techniques.  This will be followed by drawing; practicing and sharing techniques with a unique team of CSBA Tutors, graduates and established artists.

Mornings discussion, experimentation, afternoons tasks and homework. 

An introductory booklet will be sent to students in advance of the course.  Tasks will be set each week to further refine and work on drawing techniques that are vital to the botanical artist working in graphite.

£480 Including refreshments and VAT

Book both the Drawing and Painting courses for £1,100.00 – saving £100.

18 places are available on this course.  Please click below to apply online now.  Your application will be confirmed by an invoice and your place guaranteed only when funds are received.  Your payment will be confirmed by a receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time with information about the running of the course.  Please ensure your email address is correct when you apply.

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Botanical Watercolour Intensive with Julia Trickey
Monday to Thursday 1st to 4th April, Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th April 2019 

Suitable for improvers and those who wish to revisit painting techniques.

Revise and refine your watercolour techniques and explore finishing touches that will bring your botanical paintings to life, on this six day workshop with award-winning botanical artist and experienced tutor, Julia Trickey. 

Using seasonal subjects Julia will guide you through how to improve your botanical art and make it stand out from the crowd.  The first four days will cover subjects such  as: watercolour techniques used for botanical art; colour mixing and matching; working in layers; depicting detail; basic composition and finishing touches.  After the weekend break you will have the opportunity to put these ideas into practice by working on a final piece from a choice of topics.

Teaching will take the form of visual presentations, practical demonstrations, short optional exercises and plenty of one-to-one assistance.

£720 Including refreshments and VAT 

Book both the Drawing and Painting courses for £1,100.00 – saving £100.

14 places are available on this course.  Please click below to apply online now.  Your application will be confirmed by an invoice and your place guaranteed only when funds are received.  Your payment will be confirmed by a receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time with information about the running of the course.  Please ensure your email address is correct when you apply.

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Botanical Sketchbook Workshop with Sarah Morrish
Mondays 10th, 17th and 24th June

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

Explore the delights of the Chelsea Physic Garden during this 3-Monday workshop which will cover drawing, ways of recording details and making colour notes ‘in situ’, with further work in the classroom. 

Delve into the valuable process of ‘sketch-booking’ with Sarah who considers her sketchbooks and study pages as rich sources of information  for botanical drawing and painting.

The joy of using a sketchbook is in the exploration and ‘journey’, recording the details of what you see onto the page… not necessarily on completing a finished painting! 

£450 Including refreshments, light lunch and VAT

14 places are available on this course.  Please click below to apply online now.  Your application will be confirmed by an invoice and your place guaranteed only when funds are received.  Your payment will be confirmed by a receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time with information about the running of the course.  Please ensure your email address is correct when you apply.

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Colour Confidence with Elaine Searle
25th – 28th June 2018                       

Suitable for relative beginners or intermediates who want to get back to basics

This new four-day workshop deals with the perception of colour and introduces concepts such as ‘mixing colours in the eye’, which may be new to many botanical artists. 

Elaine Searle will approach the subject of colour from a practical hands-on perspective – it is not about science and theory!

Do you suffer from green fatigue? Free yourself from the constraints of ready-made greens by discovering the ‘hidden’ biases in your paints. Experiment with mixing a wider range, which will in turn allow you to expand your choice of specimen.  

Tackle the scary subjects of getting colour interest into white subjects and richness into extreme darks.

£600 including refreshments, light lunch and VAT

14 places are available on this course.  Please click below to apply online now.  Your application will be confirmed by an invoice and your place guaranteed only when funds are received.  Your payment will be confirmed by a receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time with information about the running of the course.  Please ensure your email address is correct when you apply.

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Beauty of Orchids with Deborah Lambkin
16th – 19th September 2019

Suitable for intermediate and experienced botanical painters

As Orchid Artist to the Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Committee, Deborah would like to introduce the huge variety of orchids in the Orchidaceae family using specimens and a selection of her paintings, of which there are hundreds in the RHS collection.

 In this 4-day workshop, Deborah will cover basic orchid morphology and explain which aspects of the flowers and plants are most important to represent. Through drawing and painting, students will also learn which colours are particularly useful for orchids and how to achieve the unique textures and patterns exhibited in this fascinating family.

Deborah has taught in Ireland and the UK for more than 20 years, works as a freelance botanical artist and in 2014 Deborah joined the RHS Picture Advisory Panel which includes judging at the RHS Botanical Art Shows.  Her work is included in the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, The Shirley Sherwood Collection, Kew and many other private collections worldwide.

£600 including refreshments, light lunch and VAT

14 places are available on this course.  Please click below to apply online now.  Your application will be confirmed by an invoice and your place guaranteed only when funds are received.  Your payment will be confirmed by a receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time with information about the running of the course.  Please ensure your email address is correct when you apply.

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Masterclass with Martin Allen
22nd – 24th October 2019

More information to follow.

£480 including refreshments, light lunch and VAT

12 places are available on this course.  Please click below to apply online now.  Your application will be confirmed by an invoice and your place guaranteed only when funds are received.  Your payment will be confirmed by a receipt and you will be contacted nearer the time with information about the running of the course.  Please ensure your email address is correct when you apply.

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