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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.



Dear botanical artists...

Unprecedented times call for unparalleled adaptability. That’s why with most workshops cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 I have focussed my teaching online for a while.

I have taught popular online courses for over six years. If you are new to this way of learning...why not try it. Stay positive. Social isolation during COVID-19 could give you the gift of more 'me' time.

Three new courses are launching soon. More will follow. I look forward to working with you online at home.


Stay well and paint on
Elaine Searle

NEW Online
'First Steps'

BEGINNERS & BEYOND

Covers all the basics of equipment and watercolour techniques to get you going in botanical art.

Also ideal as a 'refresher'.

Work from your place...at your own pace.
Video-rich and well structured learning.

REGISTRATION OPEN.
LAUNCHES 20 APRIL

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NEW Online 'Mixology'

BEGINNERS & BEYOND

Learn a foolproof approach to colour mixing. No more mud.
Includes mixing great greens!

Also the ideal follow-on to 'First Steps'

Work from your place...at your own pace.
Video-rich and well structured learning.

REGISTRATION OPEN
LAUNCHES 4 MAY

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NEW Online
'Plant Photography'

FOR BOTANICAL ARTISTS

Learn the basics of lighting and photography for dramatically better plant details.

Using smartphones/compact dslr cameras. Refreshingly jargon free...for all levels.

REGISTRATION OPEN.
LAUNCHES 1 JUNE

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Online 'Shorts'

NEW LOWER-PRICE OPTION

Graphite with Impact
Delicate Whites
Rich & Vibrant Darks
Composition Matters
Botanical Textures

These 5 short courses for advanced beginners & Intermediates tackle subjects often perceived to be challenging.

Short streamed videos and exercises allow you to repeat and reinforce until you feel confident. Option for Skype WIP review and written feedback to your assignments.

REGISTRATION OPEN
START NOW

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Workshops

CLASSROOM BASED TUITION

JULY 17 Norfolk UK 4 x Fridays
SEPT 12 LONDON Intro to White
OCT 12 Mobile Bot Gardens CANCELLED
OCT 18-20 ASBA Conf, Mobile CANCELLED
OCT 23-25 Savannah,GA CANCELLED
Nov 22-27 White Flowers, Norfolk UK

NEW WORKSHOPS BEING DEVELOPED...enrol for my newsletter to keep up to date.

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CANCELLED BY ASBA ‘Painting Pitcher Plants’ 3-day post-ASBA Workshop

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Slow-down Breaks

HOLIDAY COURSES

Stunning venues of botanical interest with the emphasis on authenticity. Good food, wine and like-minded company.

2020 and 2021 destinations include rural Italy, Norfolk (UK), Spain and Transylvania.

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