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Wildlife art and botanical illustration courses

Wildlife art and botanical illustration classes, courses and workshops across the UK. Learn the techniques of drawing and painting the natural world from experienced artists and botanical illustrators.

Buckinghamshire - Next course on 16th March 2019
Learn to loosen up your floral watercolour painting with acclaimed artist and tutor, Vivienne Cawson on this new two day course. During the two days, you will learn to capture the essence of still life flowers, working expressively and using a limited palette to create spontaneous floral watercolour paintings. Through demonstrations, exercises and guidance, Vivienne will teach you how to focus on the key elements of drawing and observation, whilst working quickly to create expressive...
Cumbria - Next course on 5th July 2019
Simon travels up once every year from his Dorset studio to take this class. Students may attend for any, either or all of the 1, 2 or 3 days he will be here and can choose whether they wish to paint a Wildilfe or Botanical illustration. He will demonstrate and teach in each subject each day as required. You will be painting and receive instruction in the illustrative use of watercolours and also gouache if...
Berkshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
Spend a whole weekend painting with Louise Gunnersen BA Hons. PGCE specialising in teaching adults. Louise Gunnersen and international colourist painter with many solo exhibitions in the u.k. and abroad. See more of my work via the website link above. Held in my Donnington studio on the edge of Historical Newbury Market Town. I have many years’ experience of teaching art and get joy from seeing my student produces lovely results. These oil painting workshops...
We will be using needle felting techniques to create your own needle felted art work. There will be a choice of a picture, hare or badger. We will have a range of fibres for you to use on the day and additional supplies available for you to buy to explore options at home as well. Imagination will be key to adding your own personality to your piece and making it unique. If you have a...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 26th January 2019
You'll learn to paint from plants, flowers and seasonal garden subjects in a beautiful art studio in Lincoln with professional Artist & Illustrator Laura Andrew. Relax and enjoy this nature-inspired course. Working from real botanical subjects, you’ll create beautiful artwork you’ll be proud of. Working at your own pace, Laura will help you achieve more out of pencils, ink and watercolour than you thought possible. You'll produce paintings and drawings of your chosen plants, flowers...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 15th February 2019
Pastels create soft fur, velvety noses and expressive eyes in realistic or more vibrant, semi-figurative styles. Landscapes and flowers come to life. These workshops are small groups of up to 6. ​ In this 3 hour workshop you will: – experiment with different papers and pastels to find out which ones work for you – learn how to use the many different tools available to pastel artists – develop the skills of blocking in, layering...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 4th April 2019
Two day pet portrait course. Bring your own photograph to work from on this beginners pastel workshop, tips, techniques and advice. 1. Studying your subject and choosing the right colours 2. Transferring images on to your paper 3. Underpainting and values 4. Detailing eyes and other facial features 5. Skin/Fur/Feather detailing and how to achieve a realistic look 6. Finishing touches I’ll cover different types of pastels painting surfaces and other materials and accessories.
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 23rd March 2019
This 2 day course will see you overcoming any fears you have of using coloured pencils & our chosen support of Pastelmat. You will follow one of Lisa’s in-depth tutorials to create a realistic portrait of either a cat or a dog. Day 1: We will cover all of the basics of getting to know everything to do with coloured pencils. After some foundation exercises we will transfer our line drawing to our support &...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 26th January 2019
If you'd like to spend a day drawing wildlife, animals or your pet, Laura Andrew has lots of experience and knowledge to share with you! Laura trained in London, completing her Degree in Natural History illustration, then went on to illustrate numerous wildlife books. Now an established wildlife artist she works and paints from her beautiful Lincoln art studio which overlooks the city's award-winning arboretum. Laura will be showing one of her bird paintings in...
Hello, I've been teaching watercolour painting for over 17 years, and from my own studio for 18 months. I run several classes a week on watercolour painting, each class lasting 2 hours. Beginners are very welcome and are usually joining in with the termly course programme by week 4! I plan a whole term's lessons in advance so you are prepared for your weekly lesson. We learn new techniques, look at the work of professional...