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Botanical Art: Watercolour and Drawing (Tue AM, Aut22)

Art Classes & Workshops

Date: Tue 13 September 2022 - Tue 6 December 2022

Start Time: 1.45pm

Delivered in 6-week blocks:
13, 20, 27 Sep & 4, 11, 18 Oct
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov & 6 Dec

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ALL LEVELS: The Botanical Art course is tutored by Marcia Hughes, a renowned local artist and an experienced teacher in this field. The aim of the course is to develop your painting and drawing techniques in Botanical Art with an emphasis on accurate depiction. Flowers, foliage and plants are observed whilst Marcia teaches through step-by-step demonstrations. You will learn through practical exercises and in exchanging ideas with your tutor and other students. Marcia Hughes will also encourage you to work towards taking part in exhibitions.

This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of botanical art (for all levels).

Tutor: Marcia Hughes

Core Skills
• To develop the fundamentals of drawing accurately for botanical illustration
• To develop observational skills with an aim to render a realistic depiction
• To develop your watercolour painting skills for botanical art
• Colour theory and how to mix colours
• Botanical Art watercolour techniques
• Tonal contrast and textures to create a 3D effect and depict “space” within a plant
• Composition and design to achieve a well balanced result
• Development of a personal style

Materials List (not included in the price below)
Materials such as brushes and watercolours will be discussed and explained during the first course and a small amount of paper on the first date will also be available for purchase from the tutor. Pencils: HB and 2H and plastic rubber. Sketchbook A5, hot pressed watercolour paper, palette, container for water, kitchen paper and a small range of different sized brushes.

Best results are achieved with artist quality watercolours. Following recommendation of 6 basic colours: Sap Green, French Ultramarine Blue, Indigo, Alizarin Crimson, Windsor Yellow or Cadmium Yellow, Windsor Red or Cadmium Red.

6 weeks from 13 September 2022
Dates: 13, 20, 27 Sep & 4, 11, 18 Oct
Day & Time: Tuesday 1.45pm-4.15pm


6 weeks from 1 November 2022
Dates: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov & 6 Dec
Day & Time: Tuesday 1.45pm-4.15pm

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£135 per 6 weeks

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