Art workshops

I teach art workshops at Museum No 1 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. These are usually 2 day or weekend workshops and cover the depiction of fruits and flowers in various media – I teach both pen and ink and coloured pencil drawing classes.

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.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown my art workshops are currently not going ahead as planned. I have however been doing online teaching sessions on request, please email me to book a session.

I have also been developing step by step drawing guides for Kew Gardens, which are on sale in the shop as downloads. Please go to the links below to purchase the downloads, all proceeds will support Kew’s vital conservation work.

Drawing a Tulip: Step by Step Guide, (Downloadable PDF)

Drawing a Clematis: Step by Step Guide, (Downloadable PDF)

 

See some examples of the wonderful work produced by my 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