paintbotanical

Botanical Art & Tuition

A SINGULAR VISION

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Learn botanical art from Elaine Searle, award-winning artist and tutor.
I offer online tuition, workshops and botanical art holidays.


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NEW Online Short
'Leafy Character'

ADVANCED BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATES

How to draw and paint realistic GROUPS of leaves, with specific instruction on structure, lighting for form, colour and texture to capture their unique botanical character.

Work from your place...at your own pace.
Video-rich and well structured learning.
6 Months access to online resources.

ENROL NOW FOR 12 OCT LAUNCH

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ZOOM into Autumn/Winter…

Zoomschool 1
'Nature Table'

NOVEMBER 9-19

Produce a small 'collection' painting using 'finds' from your walks. Learn how to tackle Feather, dried seedpods, leaves and pebbles.

Join me for this unique format of 4 x short Zoom classes over 2 weeks supported by web hosted resources/videos.

Share WIP via Zoom meetings and receive 1-2-1 email feedback.

FULLY BOOKED

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Zoomschool 2
'Bulbs & Roots'

JANUARY 11-21

Capture the beauty of what lies sleeping underground in a drawn and painted study sheet.

Join me for this unique format of 4 x short Zoom classes over 2 weeks linked by web hosted resources/videos.

Share WIP via Zoom meetings and receive 1-2-1 email feedback.

6 OF 12 PLACES REMAIN

ENROL NOW

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NEW ZOOMSCHOOL

Zoomschool 3
'Dark Hellebores'

FEBRUARY 1-11

Draw and paint a study of my favourite specimens. Learn an approach to nodding flowers and leathery leaves.

Join me for this unique format of 4 x short Zoom classes over 2 weeks linked by web hosted resources/videos.

Share WIP via Zoom meetings and receive 1-2-1 email feedback.

8 OF 12 PLACES REMAIN

ENROL NOW

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UK RESIDENTIAL BREAK….last places, almost full

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  • How about a UK study break? With meticulously planned COVID-19 protocol.
    22-27 Nov 'Christmas Roses'

    Helleborus niger is one of my favourite specimens to paint. Get in the mood with a little seasonal sparkle.

    Treat yourself to this great introduction to painting white flowers.

  • Join me at 'The White House' in stunning North Norfolk.

    Relax at this beautifully designed country house in between Burnham Market and Brancaster in gentle rolling farmland yet close to the coast. Laid-back luxury with lots of space to breathe and room to relax. The seperate studio building is light and airy. Be one of only 8 students on these residential botanical breaks.'White Botanicals' in late 22-27 Nov or Tulipmania! 11-16 April 2021.

  • All meals are included

    Breakfast: Pre-chosen continental style will be either delivered to your room or a specific table at the allotted time. Lunch: Light lunch refreshments can be ordered the evening before, and will be delivered on separate covered disposable plates each day. Dinner: Will be served on “distanced” tables.

  • Spacious studio

    The group size is limited to eight so that each student has their own large table, with plant specimens and easel slope provided. The studio is set out for social distancing and live painting demonstrations are beamed to a large screen.

  • Space to relax and pamper

    North Norfolk offers space, freedom and miles of beaches and country walks. Each tranquil bedroom is individually decorated and has Nespresso coffee, Teapigs Teas and fresh milk. The bathrooms, many with freestanding baths, all have rain showers.

  • Planning for Spring? Tulipmania! 11-17 April 2021

    Together we shall explore painting tulips in watercolour. Specimens from small and discreet to big and blowsy Parrot Tulips will be provided. Produce a small study sheet appropriate to your level of experience.


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