<i>Introduction to</i> <i>Botanical Art <i>
paintbotanical logo
  • © Elaine Searle 2019 0

Introduction to Botanical Art

Upper Sheringham Village Hall
Norfolk NR26 8TF, UK

Stacks Image 183
Stacks Image 185
Stacks Image 187

Join me over 10 Fridays, for an introduction to drawing and painting botanical subjects.

Friendly classes, no previous experience necessary.

  • Stacks Image 167
  • Stacks Image 136
  • Stacks Image 138

Introduction to Botanical Art

No previous experience necessary

includes materials and equipment
10 x Fridays, 10.30 till 3.30pm
No class Friday 21 Feb (Half Term). Term ends on Friday 20 March.
Starts Friday 10 Jan 2020 Registration open
BOOKING STEP 1. Contact me for availability prior to payment
BOOKING STEP 2. Pay using button below. You do not need a Paypal account. Paypal accepts most credit/debit cards

Why take this course.

Taking your first steps in Botanical Art can be life changing. Learn to slow down and focus on the natural world. I have a ‘No Fear and No Fuss’ approach and over 12 years experience teaching this subject. Tuition will be a mixture of short presentations, demonstrations, videos, exercises and individual guidance.
The principles and techniques taught are fairly simple but to master them takes time and patience. You will be encouraged to do a little practice at home between classes.
Enjoy the company of like minded souls and become part of a botanical art ‘community’

What will be covered

  • Advice on materials and equipment
  • How to draw accurately, using some measurements to guide you
  • How to light a botanical subject to enhance the form
  • Seeing and shading ‘tones’ in pencil to make something appear 3D
  • The properties of watercolour
  • Using watercolours with fine control for botanical art
  • Simple colour mixing
  • Correct brush holds
  • Different types of watercolour washes
  • An introduction to ‘Dry-brush’ finishing
  • Creating your first watercolour studies step by step

The Venue

Upper Sheringham Village Hall. Norfolk NR26 8TF.
The building is warm, well lit and features latest digital presentation facilities.
Ample parking adjacent.

What would I need to bring

Each student will have a desk and basic equipment provided. For most classes specimens are provided. Some weeks you may be ask to bring something but nothing exotic or expensive! I would recommend that each student brings their own LED rechargeable battery work light. These can be obtained for as little as £10.
Tea and coffee provided, please bring a packed lunch.

May I pay as I go?

No I am sorry but payment is for a full term of 10 weeks in advance. No refunds can be made for missed classes.

Why not give this as a gift

I can provide a lovely gift certificate if you would like to make this a gift for someone special.
© Elaine Searle 2019

I agree to cookies.