Courses & Workshops

I host seasonal 2-day and 3-day, courses in my new studio in Hampshire. I also teach on workshops at The Eden Project, in Cornwall, RHS Rosemoor in Devon, and other art groups and societies including The South West Society of Botanical Artists SWSBA , The Bath Society of Botanical Artists, The Gloucester Botanical Society, and Field Breaks residential workshops in Derbyshire (contact Sue Field at sue@fieldbreaks.co.uk ). In 2019 I am also teaching on the SBA residential week course in Wales.

My new, purpose built studio is situated in my garden, adjacent to beautiful countryside in the Test Valley, and is an ideal location to get absorbed in botanical art.

I love teaching beginners as well as those with experience - I have been teaching since 2008. A tried and tested step-by-step approach allows beginners to realise they can achieve their goal, and go on to perfect their individual technique & style with time and practice. More advanced techniques are given to the more experienced artist.

My new Studio is beautifully lit, and includes an extensive library of reference books.

My classes are small and friendly ( a maximum of 8), allowing plenty of time for individual guidance and tuition. All students are encouraged to develop and work at their own pace.

 
 

Bearded Iris

Three Day Workshops (2019)

The Joys of Spring - March 8th -10th (inc) 

Seasonal bulbs and spring flowers are the focus of this three day workshop.

Summer Blooms - June 22nd - 24th (inc) 

Focusing on textures and colours we will look at bringing richness into our paintings.

Late Summer Colour - Sept. 27th - 29th (inc) 

We will be looking at seasonal flowers and fruits, focusing on achieving fine detail in your work. 

Garden Finds & more - Nov 29th - Dec 1st (inc)

We will focus found objects such as rose hips, winter blooms, etc to look at contemporary compositions.

 

Quince on vellum

Weekends Away (2019)

As well as my 3-day themed workshops in 2019, I am hosting “Weekends Away”. These two-day workshops are where you can come and work on your drawing & painting skills and/or your compositions on a regular basis. You might wish to take time out to practice new skills and techniques, or continue working on a composition you’ve already started.

Those wishing different themes & techniques to those listed can request them any time by asking in advance.

I can also offer practical advise to those working on submissions to the RHS, art society submissions, diplomas, or even a Florilegium.

Suitable for all abilities.

January  19th - 20th Winter Blooms                                                                    May 25th - 26th The darling buds of May

February 16th - 17th Graphite Techniques                                                          October 26th - 27th Autumn Leaves 

April  27th - 28th Spring bulbs & more 

                                                             

 

Victoria plum on vellum

Prices

Three Day Workshops: £120

Includes teas & coffee. Please bring your own packed lunches.

Weekends Away, two day workshops: £75

Includes teas & coffee. Please bring your own packed lunches.

B&B: £25 p/n

Single occupancy & continental breakfast. Please enquire for further details as space is limited. 

 

Additional courses and workshops elsewhere:

RHS Rosemoor :

Springtime in the Garden 29th - 31st March www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor/springtimeflowers

Summer Flowers and vegetables 26th - 228th July www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor/summerflowersandvegetables

Field Breaks: info to follow