Botanical Illustration: Autumn

Ref: C3528416

A painting course for those who are fascinated by the Natural World, and want to learn more by studying plants and natural forms in detail. The class gives an opportunity to consider a living object with a quiet and considered concentration, led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor. The end results are paintings that glow with intensity and richness. No session 23/10/2017

Course aim

A painting course using watercolours and observed drawings of plants and natural objects.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • A interest in plants, gardening and/or the Natural World.

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

  • Learn how to draw accurately.
  • Increase your knowledge of colour.
  • Have confidence in painting a well -composed botanical study.
  • Learn more about the structure of plants and natural objects.
  • Enjoy the company of like-minded people.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Plenty of on-the spot help and advice.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • The tutor will contact you before the start of the course about painting materials.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information

Download full course outline

Botanical Illustration: Autumn Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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