Botanical Art Courses

Botanical Illustration Welcome to our 2017 programme. We are delighted to bring you an extended number of workshops offering a wealth of experienced and professional tutors in attractive and tranquil locations around the country. All the workshops are suitable for beginners through to those with experience and all are open to residential as well as non-residential participants (non-participating partners or friends are welcome too!). Two fees are shown against each workshop, the greater being the residential fee (fully inclusive) and the lesser, the non-residential fee (excludes dinner & b&b). A deposit of £80 will secure your place. Early booking for all workshops is recommended.
We hope you will join us in 2017 and look forward to meeting you.

Starting the Season! - Botanical Drawing & Painting

Let’s start the season off joining like minded company in finishing off some of last season’s drawings and paintings that we haven’t had time to complete or be inspired to start a fresh piece of work. Organiser:  Sue Field
Monday from 2.30 pm - Wednesday 3.30 pm

6 - 8 March 2017

Spring Flowers - Contemporary Flower Painting in Watercolour

Join artist Vivienne Cawson, well known countrywide for her paintings and cards, for a delightful two day linked workshop capturing a contemporary picture of spring flowers in watercolour. One to one tuition.
10 am - 3.45 pm with refreshments provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

27 & 28 March 2017

Spring with Wow Factor - Botanical Art in Coloured Pencil

Join international botanical artist, Ann Swan and capture spring flowers, fruit and vegetables with amazing colour and accuracy in coloured pencil, using a range of inspiring techniques and creating the Wow factor!

27 - 29 March 2017

Delightful Spring - Bulbs & Plants in Watercolour

Our gardens are suddenly alive with delightful spring bulbs and plants.  We will develop a detailed and colourful watercolour study that is full of texture and optimism as we leave winter behind.  

3 - 5 April 2017

Seashells, Seaweed, Butterflies & Bugs in Pen & Ink (optional colourwash in coloured pencil/watercolour

These wonderful subjects can be delightfully recreated in pen and ink with the option of adding coloured pencil or a watercolour wash to your studies with individual guidance from botanical artist & author Sue Vize. 
2.30 pm on 4 April - 3.30 pm on 6 April.

4 - 6 April 2017

All Kinds of Onions - Botanical Art in Coloured Pencil

Onions make wonderful subjects because of their wonderful shapes and markings and exquisite papery skin, interesting markings together with delicate roots and amazing colours.  We will draw and colour them to make them look beautiful and realistic. 
2 Day Linked workshop.  Non-residential 10 am - 4 pm each day with lunches and refreshments.

5 & 6 April 2017

Springing Up! - The Promise of the Season in Coloured Pencil

Working in coloured pencil, this will be an opportunity to capture the freshness and promise of the season through close, observational drawings of early flowering plants, including bulbs & unfurling buds of trees and shrubs.  

26 & 27 April - two linked days

May Perfection in Coloured Pencil or Watercolour

Capture the delights of May blossom, cherry, crab apple, plum and pear along with other spring foliage on this two day linked workshop in the delightful courtyard studio of Goodnestone Park Gardens.  
2 day linked workshop (10 am - 4 pm each day) with lunches and refreshments.

3 & 4 May 2017

All Kinds of Summer Fruits in Coloured Pencil

With an abundance of fruit in the gardens at this time of the year from the jewel-like properties of red currants to the soft furry skins of apricots and peaches and with luscious strawberries and raspberries, there is a huge selection to choose from.  Learn how to draw and then colour in coloured pencil to make your work look amazingly real and three-dimensional.  
Two linked non-residential days with lunches and refreshments included.  10 am - each day.

30 May - 1 June 2017

An Eye for Detail in Coloured Pencil

Study the patterns and detail of nature’s super structures, to be found in interesting fruits, nuts, succulents, unfurling buds and curious seed pods etc. An emphasis on patterns and structures as well as colour and form.  A coloured pencil workshop with one to one guidance and suitable for those who enjoy drawing in detail.

26 - 28 June 2017