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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.

£63
Staffordshire
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...
£160
Buckinghamshire
We often share our everyday worlds with beautiful British birds and animals in some form, and during this course you will learn to paint them in a way that is full of life and movement. The focus will be on British wildlife, farmyard animals and birds. Tom is a professional artist and tutor who leads many courses and workshops on painting in the UK and abroad. Known for his colourful depictions of wildlife, Tom's work...
£40
North Yorkshire
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...
£240
Staffordshire
*If you have completed this course please leave a review below!* 2018 DATES (please click the View Website link to book): March 14-15 (Wed-Thur) Host: Jeremy James Duration: 2 days Times: 9.00-16.00 approx. Ability: Basic > Intermediate Please bring: Photographs/images/drawings of hares, towel, apron, notepad, pen, means of getting your finished work home (e.g. cardboard crate) Important information: Please book early to avoid disappointment. This is a very popular course and due to the intensive...
£600
Lemere - Next course on 13th August 2018
This course is designed to establish a balanced breath, and explore drawing as a means of discovery. The day will begin with a vinyasa yoga class and breath workshop, created to move into an afternoon of drawing. The yoga will prepare for a series of five drawing sessions based on; Observe, Touch, Perspective, Atmosphere and Movement. Each day will conclude with a yoga session. There will be daily workshops, discussions, and individual guidance, focusing on...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 1st June 2018
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...
£240
Buckinghamshire
Explore and capture in oils or acrylics the beautiful grounds and gardens of Claydon Estate in the glorious, blossoming spring time. Suitable for all artistic abilities, during this three day course you will have access to the grounds and gardens of Claydon providing a glorious uninterrupted chance to view, paint, sketch and photograph the many gardens, buildings and views. In spring you will be able to capture the fresh greenery and carpets of bluebells, tulips...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 1st June 2018
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...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 28th November 2018
New courses for 2018 March 2018 - Landscapes in Ink and Bleach Experiment with various types of ink and a gentle bleach solutions for interesting textures and effects. “Accidental’ reactions between both mediums create dramatic landscape and sky effects, or a more controlled approach can be taken to keep the work ‘tight’. The stunning scenery of the Lake District will be our inspiration for the day. November 2018 Christmas Cards with Ink and Bleach Have...
£520
Devon - Next course on 29th July 2018
Introductory course to botanical illustration based at Slapton Ley Field Centre, run by the Field Studies Council. This 5 day residential art course offers you the opportunity to try out some of the many techniques which are used in this fascinating and absorbing artform. The study of plants can be both therapeutic and relaxing as it can be challenging. Its skill base is many and varied, ranging from observational drawing practices, colour mixing using a...