This is a good, basic, old fashioned plant drawing course, for which you will need a sharp pencil and an inquiring mind. Once you have learnt the tricks, solutions and methods that Botanical Illustrators have used for centuries, you will be amazed at how your pencil skills improve leaving you free to take your plant drawing abilities in any direction you choose.
* Brief introduction to the art of Botanical Illustration.
* Explore the basic forms and structures that make up the ” bones” of plant forms.
* Learn the importance of a sharp pencil and a single line!
* Curves, folds, junctions and roots …let’s draw.
No experience required.
Pencils….including at least one H or 2 H
Small knife for sharpening
Pencil sharpener if you absolutely insist
Paper, smooth not water colour
Water colours and fine brush optional
Glasses if you need them…we are doing detail!
“I didn’t want the class to finish.” Philippa
“Very encouraging for a complete beginner. Cherry is fantastic at explaining the basics and giving tips. I even managed to produce a passable painting by the end of the session. Thank you!” Claudia
“Very good tutor – good atmostphere and enjoyed the company of pleasant people all wanting to learn. Thank you for a very enjoyable session.” Jeanette