Introduction to Botanical Art
November 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm£30.00
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.