This workshop takes two days to experiment with botanical illustration in pencil, covering line drawing on day one and tonal studies on day two. We’ll touch on composition, do some basic botany required for accurate illustration, have tutor demos and the chance to draw parts and/or whole plants from the garden. Plants from the Botanic Garden will be provided, but you are free to bring some of your own choice too. Open to all levels with group and individual guidance. A suggested materials list will be provided a few weeks prior to the course.
Lizzie Harper is a freelance natural history and botanical illustrator with a keen love of nature. She works in watercolour, pencil, and pen for publishers, magazines, charities, postage stamps, packaging and design companies, and private individuals. She has illustrated “Life on Our Planet” by David Attenborough, “The Hedgerow Handbook” and “The Garden Forager”, written by Adele Nozedar, has plates in HarperCollins Flower Guide (Streeter) and has completed numerous identification charts for Field Studies Council (FSC). She has exhibited her work widely, both in the UK and abroad. The only teaching workshops Lizzie takes are at CUBG. She works in her garden studio in Hay-on-Wye where she lives happily with a long-suffering husband and two teenaged children.
Bookings for this course will close 10 September
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