We will begin with accurate drawing, measuring and recording the structure of a plant or flower. Next, we will prepare a shaded pencil study to show form shine and texture, followed by a pen and ink study to record precise line. Finally, we will add the use of watercolour, to show colour, shape, and form.
- Planning and composition of botanical illustration
This course is designed for a range of abilities including complete beginners
The items you need to bring are listed below.
We do not have the facilities to take card payments for materials in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.
Please Bring With You
The items you will need to bring with you are listed below:
- A4 cartridge paper
- Pencils - 2H HB 2B
- Rubber & Sharpener
- Drawing pens 0.1mm and 0.5mm
- Small plant or flower
- Tracing paper
- Kitchen towel
- Watercolour paper
- Your usual watercolour paints (a small students set will suffice)
- Brushes–mixing brush, 4,& 1
- Table easel if possible although Ardington School does have these which you can borrow
If you have additional tools and materials that you would like to bring with you if you are very keen to use them, then please do so if you wish. You may not need to use them however – the tutor has listed all your essential needs for this particular course above.
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.
Timings & Refreshments
The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Please aim to arrive between 9.30 and 9.45am to allow for a prompt 10am start. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with homemade cookies in the morning, a complimentary sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon.
SPECIAL DIETS: As peoples' allergies, intolerances, special diets and preferences are so many and varied, we are not able to cater for these. However, we will be able to cater for a gluten free diet so please tell us on arrival if you need a gluten free option