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Botanical Illustration Workshop

Join us this spring for a day-long watercolour workshop with artist Jennie Webber, and learn new techniques to capture the beauty of botany.

We will be working from seasonal and locally sourced British blooms, as well as finding inspiration in the beautifully designed museum gardens, and the exhibition Emma Tennant: A Botanical Tour of Great Britain. All abilities are welcome – from beginners to seasoned artists looking for a new challenge. You will be taught the basics of observational drawing to provide the foundation for your watercolour paintings, then we will progress onto brushwork, colour mixing and mark-making – with time for you to explore your own style.

Workshop leader Jennie Webber will be demonstrating techniques and providing creative guidance throughout the class. Our aim is for everyone to go home with a deeper understanding of plants, a greater confidence in using watercolours and artworks they can be proud of!

All materials will be provided, including watercolour paints, paper and brushes, but please feel free to bring along any particular media you enjoy working with. In addition, we’ll learn about the history of museum, the unique design of their gardens and some botanical facts about the plants we’ll be drawing. Refreshments will be provided for the class, and we will pause for a lunch break at 1pm where attendees are welcome to sample the delights at Garden Café or bring their own lunch. Please note lunch is not included in the ticket price.