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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.

Staffordshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
This workshop is perfect for beginner and amateur artists looking to gain skills in observational drawing whilst sketching and painting a live owl. Kara the Eagle owl and Pip the Barn owl will be our models for the day. Students will be shown a variety of drawing and watercolour painting techniques whilst learning all about these beautiful birds set in the lovely countryside. On this course Chloe will share her painting secrets and tips with...
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 7th July 2019
A wonderful and unique opportunity to unleash the full potential of your Digital SLR camera. This day workshop will give you all the skills needed to make the most out of your camera by practising taking pictures in both the studio and outside in the beautiful gardens of Claydon Estate. This one day course is suitable for absolute beginners or those with some photography experience who wish to make better use of their digital SLR...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 20th July 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....
Berkshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
COURSE NOW FULL, but a waiting list available 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...
Art therapy, brain training, relief from depression, reconnecting with nature and Mother Earth meditation or just learning how to sketch from life with X-Warner Bros animation artist. Accepting donations to cover costs. Meet at Stappenhill Gardens and occassionally Branston Water Park Burton every Wednesday evening to sketch swans or whatever you want to. Sketching animals from life is perhaps the hardest of all art disciplines but one of the best ways to reconnect with nature....
Shropshire - Next course on 12th September 2019
Have fun learning about drawing and painting the natural world! With tuition from Katy a qualified teacher and freelance illustrator, you will enjoy exploring the subject in a supportive and friendly environment. Bring your own materials, pencils or paints, work at your own pace, experiment with techniques and gain new skills. We will learn about drawing, mixing and using watercolour, composing an image from a number of drawings, stretching paper, scientific illustration skills and imaginative...
East Sussex - Next course on 29th June 2019
This is an opportunity to draw hens, cockerels and ducks in the garden in a relaxed and informal setting as they free range. We will look at the birds in detail to start with, and try different media and techniques. All materials are provided but you are welcome to bring your own resources if you have a particular favourite! Suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced artists, and I will give guidance as...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 16th August 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...
Your chance to make art inspired by Sir Laurence Whistler’s exquisite engraved windows including a short tour exploring the windows’ origin and meaning. We will be exploring various art mediums during the day and reflecting in this inspirational space. No art experience necessary! Just join us for a day of peace and sanctuary in this church, graveyard and local gardens. We will be silent, make art and have insights in the only church in the...
Join me to create a delicate 3D butterfly from silk and organza. Using a technique known as stumpwork, we use cake wire and fine silk threads to create a delicate butterfly. I will provide some examples of how you can create a background for the finished piece. You will be using fine materials and needles so stitching experience is needed. I have been making butterflies in this way for over twenty years. In 2005 I...

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