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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. Or you can choose from a range of non-assessed tutorials to suit your individual needs, 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  

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Latest News and Offers

NEW: Poppy mini tutorial out tomorrow - £20

and scrolll down to see all tutorials


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The Botanical Illustration Course: A new date is now available, Starts October 2024 

If you're interested in keeping a sketchbook  - check out my new free YouTube Channel The Botanical Sketchbooker 

AVAILABLE ONLINE TAUGHT COURSES (scroll down for tutorials) 
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 Available for immediate start 

Price £420 

 

Click to find out more 

Botanical Illustration

Intermediate level

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Work towards becoming a professional artist

This course is full

 

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 or Mini Tutorials, click here or on the images below.

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Watercolour Techniques  

Available now, cost £55

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Complex Drawing Tutorial

Available now

Keep access indefinitely.

Cost  £55 

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Colour Mixing 

Available now, cost: £55

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 The World of Flowers

Currently being updated 

£55

Graphite Tutorial

Drawing: Perspective & Form 

Available now, cost £55

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NEW Mini Tutorials - Bite size learning with individual projects 
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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 

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Available NOW 

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

Click to find out more 

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Available now

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How to paint a Fritillaria meleagris flower 

Price £20

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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.

Dandelion Clock  mini tutorial £20

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Available now

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Painting feathers mini tutorial,

Only £20  Click to find out more 

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Available NOW 

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

Click to find out more 

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Available now

Retain access for 12 months.

How to paint Amanita muscaria fungi

Price £20

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NEW! Available now

Retain access for 12 months

Learn to create a Poppy study

Price £20 

Click to find out more 

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 

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

My Approach to Teaching

IMPROVING OBSERVATION: comes first, deconstructing the subject into manageable parts, shapes, angles and sections ensures accurate drawing. Understanding colour and form and how it interacts with light are all part of our learning. Then translating those observations on to paper or vellum. 

MATERIALS: we all need to know about the best available materials and how to use them, this is often overlooked, so I try to keep on top of the availability and changes that might occur.

TECHNIQUES & THEORY: are at the core of my teaching method, they are the building blocks for success in both drawing and painting, which is why I've made so many tutorials on technique. they are the things that I wish someone had taught me when I was starting out 

KNOW YOUR SUBJECT: I always encourage students to study the subject, dig deep and learn about the family, those key features are all important. 

FEEDBACK: Personalised feedback ia always provided on the courses 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, we are all different and I keep thing. There no feedback with tutorials but I try to provide as much information as possible to increase the level of success. 

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.

A small sample of free videos -  yes it all begins with sharpening your pencil! 

Click here to download a free materials list. This list will be updated shortly 

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 Channels 

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