foundation course
for beginners or near beginners

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Do you find it difficult to attend classes? You can still study botanical painting. Let me teach you online in your own home.
This popular online course is designed for beginners and near beginners. No previous art experience is required. Many have found this a good way to get started with botanical art. The course does require commitment to some regular practice, but being self-paced is ideal for those who work, or have family, travel or health commitments that rule out classroom based learning.
To date it has attracted students from Australia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Russia, S Africa, S America, UAE, USA and UK.

  • First of all, I would wish to say that your course is great! I never saw such well organized, fundamental and well-informed course. Thank you so much you gave me an opportunity to be your student. I appreciate it very much.
    Tashata. Moscow Dec 2017
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed completing Elaine's Foundation Course. Being set at my own pace allowed me to work to my optimum ability, for me this was done at a slower pace.

    I found the videos very clear and informative and could be watched as many times as I needed. The detailed content on each topic along with completing the corresponding exercises really helped prepare me for the assignments.

    The positive constructive feedback Elaine gave encouraged me and enhanced my work by putting into practice her suggestions. The course exceeded my expectations both in enjoyment and the amount of improvement in my existing skills and newly learnt techniques.
    Georgina, UK May 2017
Sample one of the course videos
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1-year online foundation course

for beginners or near-beginners

enrol and start at anytime, work at your own pace, take a study break if needed
covers the fundamentals of materials, drawing and watercolour techniques for botanical art
includes nine videos
thirteen self-paced assignments each with written feedback
six personal skype sessions included