CURRENT SHORT COURSES

2019 SHORT COURSES

Botanical Sketchbook Workshop with Rui Jiang and Marion Olsen

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’

Rui Jiang and Marion Olsen are both CSBA Diploma graduates, artists in their own right and produce the most stunning of sketchbooks.

Join us to explore the delights of Ham Lands, South West London’s 72 hectare nature reserve, during this 3-Monday workshop that will cover drawing, ways of recording details and making colour notes ‘in situ’, as well as using your sketchbook effectively for botanical art projects, with further work in the classroom.

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!

Rui has a BA in New Media, an MA in Graphic Design and graduated with distinction from CSBA’s Botanical Painting and Illustration Diploma Course in 2017.  Her work was included in this year’s Royal Society of British Artists exhibition and the Society of Botanical Artist’s Annual Exhibition: Plantae.  She is a lover of roses and her work has an impressive following on social media.

Marion is a professional mezzo-soprano and discovered her talent for painting while recovering from glandular fever in 1996.  Her love of flowers lead her to botanical art and she started courses with CSBA in 2015, graduating with credit for her Botanical Painting and Illustration Diploma in 2018.  She continues to exhibit and her work is held in private collections in Great Britain, France, Spain, Malaysia, Australia and her native New Zealand.

Media used will be graphite pencil, watercolour, pen and ink.

£300 Including refreshments and light lunch

Places for eight students.  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.

£400 including refreshments and light lunch

This course is now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please click below.  Your application will be confirmed by an email and you will be notified when and if a place becomes available.  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.

£420 including refreshments and light lunch 

Places for eight students. 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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