Beautiful Botanical Illustration - weekend art residential in Wales


Duration: Two days

Price: £279

Run by: Field Studies Council, Margam

01639 895636

Margam Discovery Centre
Margam Park
Port Talbot
SA13 2UA

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About the Course

Enjoy two days of botanical illustration, pen and ink, and watercolours at Margam Discovery Centre.

This course will enable you to examine and draw the incredible detail nature has provided us with. You will begin by sketching the overall shape of your specimen and then gradually refine it. After this, you will use drawing pens over the pencil to create a black and white image, beautiful in its own right, which can, if you wish, have a watercolour wash applied. You will be shown how to find tonal variations in your subject to make it look three dimensional on the page. You will consider the compositional placing for your finished work and will be shown the careful watercolour techniques needed for a finished Botanical painting. Even if you have never painted botanically before, or are unused to watercolour, you will be amazed at what you will achieve in a weekend. This course is also suitable for more able painters who wish to enhance their watercolour skills and methods of observation and depiction of intricate details. You will also learn how to colour mix your paints to find the exact shades needed.

Debbie Devauden is a prize winning artist and has been painting flower pictures since childhood. She gained a Diploma in Botanical Illustration in 2003 and has a Certificate in Adult Education. She now teaches relaxed and friendly classes to all abilities, using a mixture of practical demonstrations and individual help and advice. She has exhibited at many venues and her work has found its way as far away as America, Japan and New Zealand.

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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The fee includes accommodation in your own room and all your meals.

Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).

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Course Start Dates

Friday 1st June 2018

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