Capturing the Inner Beauty of Flowers in Pen and Ink, a Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew course.

Botanical art drawing


Botanical art is an enjoyable, meditative art form that focusses your attention on the astounding variation found in nature. In this introduction course, you will learn a range of techniques to create an accurate representation of a stunning stargazer lily, guided by a tutor from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

Join Tutor Hazel Wilkes for Capturing the Inner Beauty of Flowers in Pen and Ink and learn how to draw a flower to scale to show its unique characteristics. In this course, you’ll be led step-by-step through the process of drawing a captivating stargazer lily, starting with basic botany and careful observation of the flower.

What's included in the price?

Lesson breakdown:
- Introduction
- Meet Your Tutor
- Course overview and materials
- Preparation: dissecting your lily
- Preparation: a brief lesson in botany
- Sketching: outline and tepals
- Sketching: internal structures
- Sketching: marking and shading
- Transferring the sketch
- Inking: warm-up exercises
- Inking: lines
- Inking: stippling
- Final details

Kit includes:
- Water spray bottle
- 2 sheets A4 sketch paper
- 2 sheets of A4 Winsor & Newton smooth Bristol board
- 2 sheets A4 tracing paper
- Staedtler Tradition H pencil and sharpener
- Staedtler mechanical eraser
- Helix technical compass
- Micron Pigma Fineline pens (sizes 01, 03 and 05)
- Floral dissection handout

What you will need

- Stargazer lily
- Ruler
- Paintbrush
- A white tile or plate
- Sticky tape
- Hand-held lens (optional)


David and Charles (Premium Brand Partnerships)

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users






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