1 Aug 2018 to 5 Sep 2018
Gain a better understanding of botanical art under the guidance of an experienced artist. Learn skills and techniques to create varied textures with pen and pencil, then transfer drawings onto watercolour paper while learning how to apply colour and different painting techniques. Understand plant anatomy and structures of flowers and leaves. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. Starter kit supplied.
What you will learn: how to draw your subjects accurately; observational drawing skills; transferring your image onto watercolour paper; basic watercolour techniques – wet, dry and blending; understanding light, shading, form and shadows.
What you will get: a starter kit including pencils, rubbers, brushes, paints; paper for drawing and watercolour painting; guidance in a creative environment to develop your botanical art passion; connect with others with similar passions; build your confidence, be challenged and be inspired; your art to take home.
About the tutor – Leanne Martin is a botanical artist, learning and developing her skills at Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne Australia. Leanne has a strong passion is our gorgeous Australian native flora and fauna, but also loves shells and natural history.