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Botanic Drawing & Painting (Intermedediate / Advanced)

Working from plants and flowers and other natural organic forms you will be the discipline of careful observational drawing and painting.

What The Course is About:

Botanical drawing and painting as a creative art form and a means of recording the botanical world. Working from plants and flowers and other natural organic forms you will be introduced to a discipline of careful observational drawing and painting. You will explore working with form, line, tone, texture and colour as well as composition using pencil and water colours

Materials Required:

Graphite pencils (2H, H, HB, B1 & B2 and B4).Putty Rubber/Eraser (best is grey coloured Faber Castel Art rubber) A small soft brush or clean feather (to brush your paper / drawing) to remove impurities. A sketch book for notes and practice and plant studies (A5 or A4 will suffice) Paper for graphite and Pen & Ink: A3 Bristol board - 250g/m2 minimum weight or heavier • Light weight tracing paper – lots of it. Mapac plastic carrying portfolio for your work - say A3 or A2 size. OR suitable alternative.

Previous Experience:

The course is aimed those with previous experience in botanical drawing and painting.

End of course:

By the end of the course you will: • Develop skills in line drawing and shading to express form and texture. • Compose a drawing to illustrate a botanical specimen to desired outcome. • Become familiar with graphite, OR pen & ink OR watercolour as media used in botanical illustration. Multimedia approaches will be encouraged, requiring disciplined dedication. • Can use the course to explore botanical illustration further in their own time

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