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Wildflowers in Watercolour

Join us for a day-long workshop to explore the botanical beauty of wildflowers using the medium of watercolour this September.

Taking our inspiration from the iconic and nostalgic illustrated Ladybird Books featured in What to Look For in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition, we will celebrate the colours and textures within the natural world.

We will be working from seasonal and locally sourced British wildflowers, as well as finding inspiration in the beautifully designed museum gardens. 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 take a tour around the current show at the museum What to look for in the Garden: A Ladybird Books Exhibition after lunch for an extra dose of inspiration. 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 the Garden Café or bring their own lunch. Please note lunch is not included in the ticket price.