Botanical Illustration: Working Through the Spectrum

Ref: C3533496

Botanical paintings in watercolour with the theme of learning about colours in the rainbow spectrum. Using the wide choice available in Summer we will take a separate colour each couple of weeks and create work related to the relevant plants and flowers. This will also widen knowledge of the range of watercolour paints and what they are capable of.

Course aim

The theme for this course is based on the rainbow of colours. Summer is a good time to make use of the wide range of flowers and plants available, so each week will concentrate on a different colour.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use a full range of watercolour colours in an informed and confident way.
  • Look at familiar plants and flowers and learn new things about them.
  • Have opinions about how to compose a beautiful painting.
  • Have a knowledge of Botanical painters past and present.
  • Appreciate the work of others in the group and learn from them.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

An enthusiasm for the Natural World, an interest in looking at things in detail. You will need to bring artists' materials and watercolour paints.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Botanical Illustration: Working Through the Spectrum

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