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Botanical & Scientific Drawing and Illustration Techniques


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Learn about illustrating the natural and wonderful diverse world of the flora and fauna that are all around us. Botanical and scientific illustration requires careful observation and the recording of each subject, whether this be a leaf, bud, feather, claw, bone or seed pod.

From an initial introduction to botanical shapes and forms, everyone will be able to approach pencil studies and observational drawings by using detailed recording methods and through making optional colour notes. You will follow through to a planned artwork during the afternoon, working in either pencil or coloured pencils.

Seasonal items and animal skeletons will be supplied to be drawn .

This illustration workshop will be for beginners or those who already have some or more drawing and watercolour experience.

Tutor Details: Joanne Cameron
My background began specifically in Scientific Illustration which included botanical and natural history subjects.

Currently as well as my own work and freelance opportunities, I teach and oversee the Postgraduate Medical Artists’ Education Trust Programme in Medical art Medical Artists' Education Trust . This is a scientific part-time flexible learning course.

This includes an intensive foundation drawing course which I set up a few years ago i.e. detailed drawing, observation, skeletal and anatomy. All of which apply to any scientific subject, whether it be anatomical, natural history or botanical.

Within this I concentrate on teaching the traditional skills of pencil drawing, observation, watercolour, pen and ink and carbon dust - all being perfect mediums for scientific illustration.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Some materials will be available- but students will be expected to bring paper and pencils with them.


Adult learning team at Surrey Wildlife Trust
Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve
Mill Way
KT22 8QA




6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Next available date

27th March 2021

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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