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Introduction to Natural History Illustration - 5 days

Introduction to Natural History Illustration - 5 days

Duration: 5 days

Price: £535

Run by: Field Studies Council, Slapton Ley Field Centre and Nettlecombe Court

Slapton Ley Field Centre
Sands Road

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About the Course

Enjoy a five day art and natural history break with the Field Studies Council in South Devon.

Natural History is fast becoming increasingly popular thanks to extensive media coverage. Blue Planet, Springwatch and many more such programmes have helped raise the profile of the natural world like never before. There is a growing desire to record the beauty of nature not only in photography, but in paint, and other media. Wildlife, birds, insects, sea life, fossils etc, make wonderful subject matter for the artist and the ways to illustrate them are endless. The course aims to teachrudiments of natural History Illustration, from sketching in situ, to exploring and experimenting with different ways to portray subject matter. This is mainly a studio-based course and tuition will be with both group and one-to-one tuition. Demonstrations and discussion will continue throughout the course and individual ideas will be encouraged and developed. As we will be working in a marine ennment, emphasis will be on beach subjects like shells, pebbles, seaweed, feathers, mermaids purse, empty shellfish parts, and any other found treasures of interest.

Rosie Martin holds an RHS Gold medal and has taught courses at the Eden Project Cornwall, Dartington Hall, Devon, and at venues in San Francisco, Canada and Switzerland. She is co-author/principal illustrator of four bestselling books on botanical and natural history illustration, she exhibits worldwide and is an experienced teacher in many art-based subjects.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 28th July 2019

  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly