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Do you want to learn new skills or improve existing ones in botanical art or illustration? With Botanical Art Online you can receive individual support, mentoring and personalised feedback from the comfort of your home by studying one the available courses. Alternatively you can choose from a range of non-assessed tutorials to suit your individual needs or, you can even mix and match courses and tutorials......the choice is yours.  

Choose from:

FULL COURSES: for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels 


TUTORIALS: Learn at your own pace


View the Student Gallery and stories  and check the Blog for news  

Latest News The Botanical Illustration Course - registration for Summer 2024 open now, Start date June 15th  

NEWS: WORKSHOP at Clos Mirabel, France April 13 - 20th with fellow artist Shevaun Doherty 'From Plant to Painting' BOOK NOW

Improve your leaves in 2024 with a 15% discount on the Leaf Tutorial. Use code:  NEWYEAR-LEAF24 extended until end of February LAST DAY to book at the discounted price 
Read the blog for more news  find out about the NEW Complex Drawing Tutorial

These are longer courses with tutor assessed assignments and exercises. Individual feedback is given and support tailored to your needs.  

Botanical Art Beginners:

Starting Small

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Begin your journey into botanical art today by starting small and building. With tutor feedback throughout. Start anytime

Price £420 


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Botanical Illustration

Intermediate level

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Work towards becoming a professional artist



Price £950

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TUTORIALS: BUILDING SKILLS - Start today! No deadline to complete 

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. Choose from the longer tutorials or mini tutorials.  Log in details are emailed automatically when the purchase is made.


To find out about more Tutorials, click here or on the images below.


Watercolour Techniques  

Available now, cost £55

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Colour Mixing 

Available now, cost: £55

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Graphite Tutorial

Drawing: Perspective & Form 

Available now, cost £55

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NEW Mini Tutorials 

Complex Drawing Tutorial

Available now

Keep access indefinitely.

Cost  £55 

butterfly tutorial

Available now  

Retain access for 12 months.

Butterfly tutorial and how to make vellum like paper. Only £20

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Available now

Retain access for 12 months.

Painting feathers mini tutorial,

Only £20  Click to find out more 

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Available now Nest and egg on coloured paper. 

Retain access for 12 months.

For a limited time, Only £20 Click to find out more 


Available NOW 

Retain access for 12 months.

How to draw and paint an autumn oak leaf. Cost £20 

Click to find out more 

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Available now 

Retain access for 12 months.

Dandelion Clock  mini tutorial £20

Click to find out more 

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NEW Available Now 

Retain access for 12 months.

How to paint an autumn dock leaf Learn colour, form and shine

Price £20 

Click to find out more 

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Available NOW 

Retain access for 12 months.

Painting with white on black plus a tonal study and more. Cost £25

Click to find out more 

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How Does Online Learning Work?

Full Courses

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.

Click here to download a free materials list

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!

Check the Blog for news and free mini tutorials as well as my You Tube Channel 


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