Learn to Draw from Nature in Winter

Lizzie Harper
Tuesday 20 February - Wednesday 21 February 2018

This two-day beginner’s course will use seed heads, decaying leaves, winter plants, and early emerging spring flowers as subjects as you learn to draw at the Botanic Garden.

The first day will focus on seed heads and berries left over from autumn, along with fallen leaves and nuts. Looking closely at a variety of winter specimens you’ll complete some line drawings, look at negative space, examine lights and darks and do a tonal study. After lunch there’ll be tips on using watercolour and after completing a monochrome watercolour sketch of a berry or seed head you’ll work up a more complete watercolour of seed heads, dead leaves and specimens found in the Garden.

The second day will focus on looking at leaves which thrive through the winter months, and any new spring growth we find. You’ll draw some of these plants and leaves (line and shaded drawings) and, after lunch, work on completing a watercolour of evergreen leaves and new plants emerging in the Garden.

Lizzie will be on hand throughout the course to give you hints and tips on drawing and painting techniques.

This course is designed for beginners.
10 am - 4 pm
Fully Booked
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Contact Details
01223 331875
Event Category
Botanical Art
Classroom, 1 Brookside