CURRENT SHORT COURSES

 

2019 SHORT COURSES

Beginning with Cyclamen with Elaine Searle
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.

£400 Including refreshments and light lunch

Eight 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 Friday 1st to 5th 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.

£500 Including refreshments and light lunch 

Eight 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! 

£300 Including refreshments and light lunch

Eight 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.

£400 including refreshments and light lunch

Eight 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.

£420 including refreshments and light lunch 

Eight 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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