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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.

£100
Oxfordshire - Next course on 24th April 2019
This one day workshop is for people who want to explore the joys and benefits of keeping a sketchbook, the original Mindfulness. Learning to look and see the wonderful around you in everyday things. Observational sketching and drawing what is in front of you, including drawing from life. Exercises in drawing from your mind’s ‘snapshot’ Externalising ideas and the mindfulness of keeping a sketchbook, value sketches and experimental work. Developing sketches and ideas towards compositions...
£105
Oxfordshire - Next course on 4th May 2019
During the course, students will create an animal sculpture from recycled textiles & Powertex art products, suitable for outdoor display once dry. Students will be able to chose between a Highland Cattle, Sheep or Bison sculpture. We will cover a number of techniques including simple armature making, mixing air-drying clay, clay sculpting, wet dip textile sculpting, material selection, & mixing/dry brushing with pigments to add colour. The course is ideal for beginners, new to Powertex....
£110
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...
£95
Lincolnshire - Next course on 27th April 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...
£40
Swansea - Next course on 12th May 2019
We will use needle felting skills to explore fibres and needles to create our own needle felted pictures. There is nothing better than painting with wool as you are able to easily move wool colours and try different blends and shades. If you have an image or 2 you would like to bring with you please do but we will also have a selection here to explore. You could also bring a selection of ribbons...
£195
Oxfordshire - Next course on 12th November 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.
£70
Warwickshire - Next course on 10th May 2019
Join Alix to learn how to carve and print your own linocut edition; and what's all this about using a spoon??? Held at a wonderful venue just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon this is a single colour linocut workshop. The day will run from 10am - 4.30pm (approx). You will create a hand-printed edition of either prints or greeting cards and learn techniques to take away to be able carry on your printing adventures at home; including learning...
£95
Lincolnshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
On this day course you will be introduced to the finest watercolours and Laura’s favourite palette of colours. She will show you basic techniques and effects of this medium. The course takes place in Laura’s beautiful art studio in central Lincoln, which overlooks the award-winning arboretum. Everything is provided for you including materials and afternoon tea lunch, including sandwich selection. The theme for this course is birds. You will be shown how to draw and...
£100
Oxfordshire
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
£100
Oxfordshire
Come and join this fabulous printmaking workshop with Cheryl Manderston. Discover linocut printing with this relief printmaking technique. Learn how to design, cut, carve and print your own design onto lino. This is a relaxing process, producing clear prints and the stamps can be reused again. Get in touch to book.