About the Course
You'll learn to paint from plants, flowers and seasonal garden subjects in a beautiful art studio in Lincoln with professional artist & illustrator, Laura Andrew. Relax and enjoy this nature-inspired course. Working from real botanical subjects, you’ll create beautiful artwork you’ll be proud of.
Working at your own pace, Laura will help you achieve more out of pencils, ink and watercolour than you thought possible. You'll produce paintings and drawings of your chosen plants, flowers or vegetables. You may choose to paint in a more illustrative style or a more gestural, expressive way - whichever your preference Laura will also show you how.
Demonstrations and one-to-one guidance throughout. All levels of ability welcome including beginners.
Payment may be made by purchasing a Craft Course voucher or by direct arrangement with Laura.
The classes take place in Laura ’s art studio, a beautiful creative space which overlooks Lincoln’s award-winning arboretum.
For more dates, midweek or 1-2-1's please get in touch.
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 price are all art materials you'll need for the day and refreshments including tea, coffee, afternoon tea including sandwiches, biscuits and frruit. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for upon request - ie. gluten free, vegan, dairy free options.
Laura was totally inspiring and gave so much information and knowledge on the day. As she only has a very small group of four this enabled us all to have as much of her time with each of us as necessary.
She also provided the most excellent afternoon tea to enhance the wonderful day of watercolour painting. Thank you so much Laura.
Jan walker - - #22211
I went to Laura’s watercolour class (Florals and Botanicals) as a complete beginner hoping to come away from the class with some good advice and tips. I can honestly say that Laura has now given me the confidence to go away and put into practice what I learnt on the 5 hour course. The time simply flew and I loved every minute and the afternoon tea provided was absolutely gorgeous.
Joanne Moss - - #22173
A group of 3 friends had an excellent day doing water colours with Laura. We all wanted to 'loosen up' our painting style to learn to let go and explore. Laura achieved that and we all chose to paint a 'simple' iris on its own after having played with colours, mixes, ink, techniques, etc.
We had coffee/tea on arrival and a very lovely afternoon tea for lunch.
Cannot wait to be back for another sessions. Highly recommended.
Susanne Schneider - - #21782
We had a wonderful day, made very welcome and put at our ease. Laura is an accomplished artist and teaches from her experience. We had a class in watercolours and painted an iris, however, there were lots of flowers to choose from. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day which passed very quickly. Will definitely be going back for another class.
Lunch was very yummy, sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
Laura has given me the confidence to believe that I can do this and for that I can say a big thank you.
Lisa Potter - - #21612
An excellent course. The group was just the right size - individual attention and time to chat. We started with colours, we learned and practised techniques and by the afternoon we were ready to create our own watercolour paintings. Laura is very encouraging and a good teacher, lovely studio and lunch - perfect.
Sarah - - #20790
What a fantastic day had an amazing time and learnt so much. Laura is a brilliant teacher guiding you to improve and try new skills. I would highly recommend this course. Cannot wait to book the next course with her.
Sam - - #20786
A brilliant art class! I went as a complete beginner in watercolour, learnt about materials and techniques in a relaxed environment with just a few others, meaning everyone got a good level of attention. Laura gave me the confidence to have a go, achieving very pleasing results. Lunch was great and the day passed so quickly. The follow up email with a list of materials and information is very useful, I can’t wait to have a go myself at home.
Karen - - #20689
A wonderful day spent with Laura in her delightful studio. I learned lots about watercolour techniques, the equipment to use and the confidence to have a go. Thrilled with my finished painting
Deb greensill - - #20077
The day passed very quickly in such inspirational surroundings. To be taught so sensitively by an artist of Laura's calibre was extraordinary. As the group was just the right size, it was easy to get totally individual attention, at the same time as sharing in the experiences of others. A very well-organised day, great fun, with much scope for experimentation. (And I shouldn't forget the cream scone desserts...)
Bernadette Copeland - - #18703
I’m already planning to return for another course with Laura after a thoroughly inspiring and enjoyable day. Laura is a skilled facilitator; able to give just the right level of support and encouragement.
From the warm welcome on arrival to the helpful email detailing the materials and equipment we used, this was a well organised and productive experience.
Jane Babb - - #15417
I had an amazing day working on a variety of techniques. Laura is an excellent teacher and an accomplished artist herself. She makes you feel very at ease and gives you a lot of pointers, without constricting your creativity. Her studio is the most amazing environment to paint in. Generous resources were readily available and the array of flowers we could choose to paint filled our space with heady fragrance. Lunch was great too. I couldn't have asked for more of the day. Definitely want to do a repeat,
Jane Filer - - #15390
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