Welcome to Botanical Art Online
Do you want to learn how to draw and paint plants accurately?
Gain new skills or improve your existing ones in observational drawing, painting techniques and composition?
Would you like individual support, mentoring and personalised feedback?
Perhaps you wish to become a professional botanical artist?
If so, choose from 3 levels of tuition:
AVAILABLE ONLINE COURSES
These are longer courses with set assignments and exercises which are tutor assessed with individual feedback and support tailored to your needs. I currently have two courses available.
Next Course: August 31st 2022
Take the next steps with your journey towards becoming a professional artist. Develop your portfolio and guidance with exhibiting etc.
TUTORIALS: BUILDING SKILLS - Start today! NEW tutorials and presentations coming soon
Non assessed online video and web based tutorials. Start anytime and keep access for as long as you like. Learn the skills needed to become a botanical artist. Log in details are emailed automatically when the purchase is made.
Available now, cost £55
Available now, cost: £55
Available now, cost £55
If you wan to find out more about a few of my areas of work in addition to tutorials, I've put together a few time limited presentations that may be of interests and which can give you an insight into my working process, and which include a short demo.
To find out more: Click here
How does Online Learning Work?
Once you sign up for a course, your place confirmed within 48 hours. Before the course start date you will be issued with a password to access the 'Student Area'. All materials for your course are accessible online, you can view or print off learning materials as PDF's and access step-by-step videos and other resources. In addition there is an optional private social networking Facebook group for students that wish to participate in discussions etc. I'm available by email for general questions and support and also for one to one Zoom sessions (by request). Each course is delivered in manageable parts and at the end of each part you submit work electronically via email and receive comprehensive feedback which is digitally edited to show you how and where to make improvements.
Collectively these methods work to reduce the isolation felt by some students when studying a distance learning programmes.
Tutorials are written as stand alone learning experience, although there is no tutor feedback they have with downloadable texts and many videos to support you.
Access to the tutorials is available at any time, following receipt of payment you will receive your log in details. You can then access the downloadable PDF's and videos on the password protected web page.
You can work through the exercises at your own pace and retain access to the tutorials for a log as you like, which means you can revisit as many times as you like and benefit from updates and new videos etc. See the available tutorials page for more information on each available tutorial. Click here
A sample video from the Botanical Art for Beginners Course
My Approach to Teaching
TECHNIQUES & THEORY: at the core of my teaching method and the building blocks for success in botanical art and illustration.
IMPROVING OBSERVATION deconstructing both the subject and approach into manageable parts and sections.
FEEDBACK: Personalised feedback is provided with digital editing of your work where necessary. Turnaround time is around 3-4 weeks. Resubmission is permitted as there is little point in moving on, if you're not ready.
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT: encouragement and support for your individual learning needs, allowing you to develop your own style an artist, rather that teaching you to copy.
Here are my recommended materials for any botanical artist. A fairly limited palette, brushes, paper, pencils etc.
It's what I use for all my work!