Teaching Workshops

I will be running the following art workshops in the coming months:

  • 16 and 17 May – Kew Gardens Museum – Coloured pencil workshop

This course will explore the depiction of flowers in coloured pencil. We’ll cover the observation techniques and accurate drawing methods used in botanical illustration. We’ll start with an exercise in layering, blending and burnishing to help you become familiar with colour pencil techniques and colour theory.

You’ll then draw a large petalled flower (a stargazer lily or similar), learning how to capture both soft and deep colours in the petals and internal structures. You’ll learn how to create a simple composition, draw a flower accurately and to scale, and finally how to colour it in with confidence, in a way that is both accurate and artistically pleasing.

Bookings can be made via the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew website.