About the Course
I have taught plant/flower painting for over 3 decades to many learners. The workshops and courses are run from my studio in Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey and from Treborth Botanical Gardens in Bangor. They are open to total beginners and more experienced painters. My approach is that of a portrait painter - opening to what the flower has to offer us. I am not a botanical painter, my style and the way I teach is relaxed and loose.
The workshops are in watercolour but if you want to paint in gouache that is fine. Gouache is a wonderfully versatile medium which is similar to watercolour but can be painted onto very dark backgrounds.
These courses are non-residential but are open to residents also. The price advertised is non-residential.
The workshops run from Friday through to Sunday evening. Friday evening is usually used to go over paint techniques that you will use on Saturday morning, but if it's not possible to arrive then we can catch up on Saturday)
For further information, details of accommodation and facilities please see my website.
On Friday we gather together in the studio and go through the weekend plans and the facilities in the studio. People who are staying on site will be familiarised with rooms etc.
On Saturday we paint in the studio and on Sunday we paint at the botanical gardens in the comfortable teaching room (if the weather is good and there are enough learners) and in the luscious greenhouses which are full to bursting with all kinds of wondrous plants!
If there are any other dates that you are interested in and they are not here please contact me.
I have taught plant drawing/painting at many levels from being a University lecturer in Art & Design along with foundation courses for those who are starting out. Recently I have run local groups in Wales for adults and for the WEA. I also have experience in working with disabled people and those with special needs. Part of my training has been in art therapy. My workshops are friendly and I endeavour to make each person feel welcome. You will come away inspired and with enough information to create your own plant portraits!
My own paintings have been exhibited/sold internationally.
I look forward to meeting you and please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. Diolch.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Included in the cost is full tuition and entry and use of the Botanical Gardens.
Residential learners stay on site in Beaumaris, which is 5 minutes walk from the beach and the town. It is connected to my studio via a garden. There is also a loft in the studio with its own facilities including, fully equipped kitchen, wetroom, central heating and a log burner.
I can also recommend alternative accommodation locally.
The cost of staying in the studio or the house for 2 nights and all workshops is £290. Included in the cost is breakfast, lunch, drinks, cake/biscuits throughout the day.
I prefer learners to bring their own paints and paper but I always have spares that can be used at cost price
Please contact me if you have any other questions. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you!
Georgina's speciality and favourite subject is flower painting with gouache and this was the subject of her most recent workshop which I attended. I have worked with her before and found her approach relaxed and informative, and have learned much from her. However, in the flower painting one, her way of teaching reflected her expertise. The simple, yet precise way I learned from her how to observe the relationship of different parts of plants and use this as a template for creating an accurate portrayal in a short space of time was an eye opener. It was indeed like unlocking a mystery.
And as a person she is warm and humorous. Her workshops are fun and I would recommend them to any aspiring artist.
Asanga Judge - - #26088
We had a really brilliant day - and learnt so much.
A really inspirational tutor who gave me a totally new approach to plant painting and drawing.
It was fun too!
Sue Evans - - #22844
Wonderful! Georgina is a fantastic teacher, I learned a huge amount and now feel so much more confident in my approach to painting.
I stayed in the delightful loft room next to the studio, a really peaceful place.
Highly recommended ! 😊
Bev - - #22605
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