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Introduction to Botanical Art

November 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

An opportunity to see a demonstration of the techniques used in Botanical Art and a chance to try some of them for yourself.

This standalone workshop will be led by Rachel Sutherland SSBA. To find out more about Rachel please visit her website http://www.rachelsutherlandpaintings.com

The workshop begins with a 30 minute tour of the exhibition of works by the 19th Century botanist Margaret Rebecca Dickinson upstairs in the Granary Gallery. Following this Rachel will introduce the day over coffee, which can be purchased from the YHA cafe on the ground floor. She will then give a one-hour demonstration, showing how to study a plant, what to look for, how to draw details, and how to identify colour and value in preparing for the painting, then how to paint it.

Students will discover different types of pencils, brushes, ink and paper traditionally used in botanical art and also learn about water colour pigments and how to identify and mix colour.

We will break for lunch from 12.30 till 1pm, and you can bring a packed lunch or purchase it from the cafe. From 1 -3pm we will have individual tuition in sketching out and an introduction to the use of colour using pencils and watercolour.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced students seeking to widen their skills. There are 10 places available.

Materials: You are encouraged to bring a plant of your choice, but our tutor will have spares for those who don’t.



Watercolour pencils

Watercolour paint

Watercolour brushes

Watercolour paper

Water pot

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.org) and do not supply an email address.


November 22, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Conference Rooms, YHA
Dewar’s Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ United Kingdom