Welcome to Botanical Art Online
Do you want to:
Learn to draw and paint plants accurately?
Gain new skills or improve existing ones, in observational drawing, painting techniques and composition?
Receive individual support, mentoring and personalised feedback?
Make botanical art your hobby or career?
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ONLINE TAUGHT COURSES
These are longer courses with tutor assessed assignments and exercises. Individual feedback is given and support tailored to your needs.
Begin your journey into botanical art by starting small and building. With tutor feedback throughout.
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Next Course: February 2023 Available to book
Price £480 Book now
TUTORIALS: BUILDING SKILLS - Start today!
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
Painting on coloured paper
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!