Buy a Gift Voucher

Introduction to botanical art on vellum with Sarah Gould at Sculpture by the Lakes

Duration: Two days

Price: £200

Contact: Monique Gudgeon at Art & Inspiration at Sculpture by the Lakes

Pallington Lakes

Course Start Dates

Thursday 26th March 2020

About the Course

Paint a small jewel-like painting of a botanical or natural subject in watercolour on calfskin vellum at this two-day workshop with expert vellum painter, Sarah Gould.

Day one of the workshop will outline the process of vellum production and describe the different qualities available. This will be followed by demonstrations of how to prepare the vellum for painting and how to get started – preparation, paints, brushes, etc. Day two will be spent working on a painting of a small natural or botanical subject, putting into practice techniques learnt on day one. The day will finish with a demonstration of mounting and conservation of finished work. Sarah will bring some suitable subjects but if there is anything (small) that you would like to paint please bring it with you.

Sarah Gould qualified as a landscape architect in 1979 and later studied Botanical Illustration with Anne-Marie Evans. She works almost exclusively on calfskin vellum and teaches at the Chelsea School of Botanical Art in London. She has been awarded two silver-gilt medals by the RHS and has exhibited in the USA, at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew and has work in permanent collections both here and abroad. Sarah’s work is included in the Highgrove Florilegium and the newly created Transylvanian Florilegium.

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?

The cost of this course includes lunch plus tea and coffee during breaks.
There is an additional fee for materials used of approximately £15 to £20 payable directly to the tutor on the day.

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Wheelchair friendly

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.