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Botanical Art Course

Fri, 9 Nov 18 - Sun, 11 Nov 18

What you’ll learn

Botanical illustration is all about looking at plants in a traditional but exciting way. Here’s what you’ll be doing…

History of botanical illustration: how the traditional methods of watercolour, pen and ink and graphite have been used for centuries and cannot be replaced by photography alone.

Accurate drawing techniques: we’ll refresh you on accurate line-drawing and tonal shading to make your subject appear three-dimensional, as well as helping you arrange your subject on the paper.

Watercolour technique, including mixing colours and using watercolour washes to build up a three-dimensional and life-like image.

In a nutshell, you will have three days to concentrate on drawing, tonal shading and using watercolour, focusing on accuracy – the key to a beautiful illustration. Whilst attention to detail is important, botanical illustration is a very relaxing and enjoyable art form.


Fri, 9 Nov 18
Sun, 11 Nov 18
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Eden Project