Traditional Botanical Drawing & Painting for Beginners
8 week course - Wednesday 24 January 2024
Join acclaimed botanical artist, Jenny Brooks, for the second of 3 terms of traditional botanical drawing and painting.
This detailed and precise style of drawing and painting uses nature as its inspiration, specifically focusing on botanical subjects. The emphasis for botanical drawing and painting is on essential observation and Jenny will guide you through the stages on how to produce beautiful art as you learn about different botanical art techniques.
This term will explore painting in watercolour using different techniques working from a variety of plants. Students will learn about their watercolour palette by producing their own colour wheels and then exploring mixing colours before returning to their line drawings and using watercolours in layers to achieve that fine art finish.
Students are required to bring their own materials which include:
- A set of watercolour paints
- Watercolour paper
If you need guidance on which brands and colours to purchase, please ask the tutor in the class or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: this is term 2 of 3. Term 3 will finish summer 2024 and bookings are open to current Botanical Drawing students only.
If you're thinking of attending this course in the future email email@example.com to register your interest.
Jenny Brooks studied Fine Art and Design at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham and gained her Art Teachers Certificate at Goldsmiths College, London. After a career teaching art in secondary schools, Jenny has, more recently, been able to return to her own drawing and painting and delivering courses and workshops for adults. She has exhibited at the Royal Miniature Society in London and the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists in Wells, Somerset. She has been a member of The Society of Botanical Artists where she gained a Distinction for her botanical illustrations. Having moved to Dursley in 2022, Jenny is delighted to be bringing Botanical art classes to Kingshill House.