June is the beginning of summer, so a whole host of flowers are blooming in all their glory. There are so many I won’t even begin a list. This three-day course is designed so you can draw and colour one large, or several smaller flowers to make a Mixed Flower Study. If you wish you can incorporate dissections, to make it a proper Botanical Study. Whichever you choose you will learn how to draw your subject accurately, transfer it to good art paper then colour it using coloured pencils. Janie will show you how to layer the colours to create a beautifully smooth finish, as well as show you ways to record the tiniest details using ‘tools of the trade’. There will be flowers available at the Botanic Garden but if you would like to bring your own you are most welcome.
Suitable for intemediate level
Janie Pirie is one of the UK’s leading coloured pencil artists and studied fine art at Northampton & Colchester Schools of Art. After graduating in Fine Art she has illustrating children’s books, women’s magazines and commissioned portraits, before moving her interest to drawing and illustrating plants. This work has earned her two RHS Gold Medals together with Certificates of Botanical Merit from the Society of Botanical Artists, of which she is a member.
Bookings for this course will close on Monday 12 June
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