Come and join me for a 6 week evening Botanical Art Course.
Every Tuesday evening from 6 - 8.30pm.
Suitable for beginners and those with a little more experience with watercolour and/or botanical art.
With over 2 hours of tuition each week, I will take you through the step-by-step process to create your own botanical illustration that you can be proud of.
We will be a small group of a maximum of 6 students, to gain the most out of our time together. A lovely opportunity to spend time with like-minded creative souls, as you advance your watercolour skills or try something new for the first time!
All materials will be provided for use during the workshop, and you will be able to take everything home with you to continue with optional small, bitesize homework assignments to further advance your skills over the rest of the week.
Over the 6 weeks we shall explore:
The tools and materials used to create a botanical painting
How to stretch watercolour paper effectively
The importance of observation and fundamentals of creating an accurate drawing from life
The use of photographs as an aid in botanical illustration
How to transfer your drawing to watercolour paper
How to observe form through light and shade
How to mix accurate botanical colours with watercolours using an understanding of basic colour theory
The different watercolour techniques, including wet-in-wet, layering, blending & dry-brush, to help you develop your own style
Troubleshooting; what to do when things don’t quite go to plan
The intricacy and beauty of nature, and the therapeutic benefits of studying plants & putting paint to paper.
Included in the cost:
A total of 15 hours of small group tuition
All materials for use during the course
Goodie bag for you to take away including a plywood art board, art pencil and three paintbrushes recommended by Helen for you to keep and hopefully encourage you to continue with your practice after the course has finished
An information booklet including the course outline, materials used and recommended in the course, and tips and tricks for you to use as reference alongside Helen’s tuition
Open access to email me for any advice on your work during the 6 week period.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
I will be teaching a relaxed and interactive workshop in the Chelsea Design Centre in London as part of FOCUS 18. We will be learning how to draw and illustrate plants and flowers with watercolour, as well as exploring the benefits of creating art for our mental health and wellbeing.
Spaces for painting will be limited to 10 students - no booking available unfortunately, it will be as a first come, first serve basis. Lots of space for extras to come and view the workshop, meet us and chat though! All materials for use in the workshop will be provided.