Botanical, scientific drawing and illustration techniques - Nov 21



Come and learn about illustrating the natural and wonderful diverse world of plants, that are all around us. Botanical illustration requires careful observation and the recording of each subject, whether this be a leaf, bud, roots or a seed pod for example.

From an initial introduction to botanical shapes and forms, everyone will be able to approach pencil studies and observational drawings with a botanical understanding by detailed recording and through making optional colour notes. Following through to a planned artwork during the afternoon, working in either pencil or watercolour, or equally using both mediums together.

Seasonal botanical items will be supplied to be drawn.

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

Tutor Details:

My background began specifically in Scientific Illustration which included botanical and natural history subjects.

Currently as well as my own work and freelance works, 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.

Refund policy

Refunds up to 30 days before the event

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.


Adult learning team at Surrey Wildlife Trust


Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve
Mill Way
KT22 8QA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


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

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