Art workshops

I teach art workshops at Museum No 1 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. These are usually weekend workshops and cover the depiction of fruits and flowers in various media – in the last year I have taught both pen and ink and coloured pencil drawing classes. I have also run pop-up workshops in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery to demonstrate watercolour painting.

All of my courses cover observation techniques, basic composition methods and how to produce a drawing of a plant that is to scale, botanically accurate and artistically pleasing. This drawing is then used as the basis of the painting/ coloured pencil/ pen and ink artwork.

See some examples of the wonderful work produced in the workshops by my adult students below. I have also added some pictures from a children’s art workshop that I ran last summer at Gunnersbury Park – the children did absolutely amazing flower portraits with chalk pastels on black paper – big and bold too!

Gallery of my students work

Two day coloured pencil workshop for adults

Two day pen and ink course for adults

Summer holiday workshop at Gunnersbury Park for children aged 8-11 years