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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.

£180
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 11th February 2019
Have you ever wanted to paint a landscape like one of the Impressionists? This very popular 2 day course is designed to give you both an insight and opportunity to work in the same style and manner as some of the great Impressionist painters, producing landscape paintings enriched with colour, texture and light. Taking inspiration from Monet, Sisley, Pissarro and others, you will use some of the most idyllic scenes around Claydon Gardens as our...
£75
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...
£160
Oxfordshire - Next course on 6th March 2019
Take a different look at life! This beginners illustration workshop will give you great tips, techniques and advice on how to create your own expressive animal characters to use in childrens picture books or create unique cards. Using photo references to create your own characters by simplyfying details. How to sketch out character shapes, facial features, body features. Detailing, using clothing, environments. Using pastels to paint your characters.
£90
Oxfordshire - Next course on 18th March 2019
Introduction to Drawing Animals - with Cate Wetherall - 18th March 2019 Join me on this confidence giving one day workshop and start to really enjoy the drawing process! Perfect for beginners or for anyone wishing to refresh their drawing skills. Workshop outline: Bring along a few photographs of your favourite animals or birds. Establishing 'back to basics' techniques. Using shapes. Individual characteristics that make each species unique. Tones and Values. A little bit about...
£40
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...
£95
Lincolnshire - Next course on 8th December 2018
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...
£90
Oxfordshire - Next course on 5th February 2019
Learn to paint a beautiful bumble bee using pastel pencils. 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 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
£90
Oxfordshire
Learn to paint a beautiful guinea fowl using pastel pencils. ​ 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.
£160
Oxfordshire - Next course on 4th April 2019
Bring your own photograph to work from on this beginners pastel workshop, tips, techniques and advice. 4th & 5th April 2019 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.
£250
Staffordshire - Next course on 20th February 2019
*If you have completed this course please leave a review below!* Please click BOOK ONLINE to be redirected to our Eventbrite booking page which contains full course information. 2019 DATES Feb 20-21 (Wed-Thur) Nov 27-28 (Wed-Thur) Host: Jeremy James Duration: 2 days Times: 9.30-16.30 Ability: Basic > Intermediate Places are restricted to a maximum of 10 to ensure sufficient one-to-one attention. Please bring: Photographs/images/drawings of hares, towel, apron, notepad, pen, means of getting your finished...