A cook’s cupboard isn’t complete without a variety of herbs and spices. However, they don’t get to be observed when used in culinary situations. This three-day course will give you an opportunity to study them closely and find a beauty you didn’t know existed. There are so many varieties of pepper, from very small (and fiercely hot) to large. Lemongrass, ginger, chives, mint, sage, dill, coriander, parsley – an endless list of exciting subjects. You could choose to illustrate several on one page – those that you would need to make a curry or a Thai dish perhaps, or you can just make a study of herbs or spices. Drawing and composition will also be covered, as well as the best techniques to apply to coloured pencil work to make it look ‘painterly’ and three-dimensional.
This course is suitable for beginners and those wanting to develop their drawing technique. A suggested materials list will be provided a few weeks before the start of the course.
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 illustrated 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 14 August
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