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The Fundamentals of Botanical Art

  • The Italianate Glasshouse Montefiore Avenue Ramsgate, England, CT11 United Kingdom (map)
Italianate Glasshouse, Ramsgate

A great introduction into the fundamentals of botanical art. In this relaxed and fun workshop, Helen will guide you through her step-by-step process to create your own botanical painting with watercolours. 

Suitable for beginners, and those with a little more experience!

You will gain a deeper understanding of: 

  • How to create an accurate botanical drawing

  • How to stretch watercolour paper effectively

  • How to transfer your drawing to watercolour paper

  • Observing form through light and shade

  • Mixing accurate botanical colours with watercolours

  • Watercolour techniques, including wet-in-wet, layering, blending & dry-brush, to help you develop your own style

  • The intricacy and beauty of nature, and the therapeutic benefits of studying plants & putting paint to paper. 


  • All materials for use during the workshop

  • Tea/coffee & Danish pastry on arrival.

  • A light lunch

  • Afternoon tea & cake

The class will be limited to a maximum of 10 students.

To see previous workshops run at the Italianate Glasshouse, take a look here and here.

Earlier Event: April 6
Spring Bulbs Workshop