The Bee & the Flower: illustrating a bee on a flower in pencil & watercolour

Georita Harriot
Tuesday 30 September – Thursday 2 October 2014

In this delightful practical course we will explore the intricate world of the bee and the flower, focusing on the design elements and anatomical structure of both the flower and the bee. All participants will draw observational pencil sketches of bumble bees from dried specimens and spend some time in the Garden observing live bees on the Bee Borders.

We will then look closely at flower structures and examine different types of flowers, before drawing the bee on or inside a flower head, finally rendering the prepared illustration in watercolour. All stages of this course will be demonstrated by the class tutor, including observational drawing, watercolour painting and colour mixing. The course will be supplemented by an illustrated talk on bees and flowers including the illustrations used for Darwin’s theories of cross-pollination.
10am – 4pm
Booking Details
Use the link to the left to book online.
If the course is fully booked (shown as 'out of stock') and you would like to go on a waiting list, please contact the Outreach Office on 01223 331875.
Contact Details
01223 331875
Event Category
Botanical Art
Classroom, 1 Brookside
Image ID 02031