Welcome 

Do you want to learn how to draw and paint plants that are scientifically accurate?

Gain new skills or improve your existing ones in observational drawing and painting techniques?

Receive individual support, mentoring and personalised feedback?

Perhaps you wish to become a professional botanical artist? 

 

Choose from 3 levels of tuition 

 

Taught Courses  or  Tutorials 

 

View the Student Gallery and stories to discover the possibilities!

Contact me with any questions or check the blog for news

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AVAILABLE ONLINE COURSES 
These are longer courses with set assignments and exercises which are assessed by me.
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Botanical Art for Beginners: Next Course: 

September 30th 2021

Begin your journey as a botanical artist 

Price £425 Fully booked

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Botanical Illustration

Next Course:

February  2022

Learn to become a botanical artist and illustrator. Using graphite and watercolour. 

Price £450

Next course date February 2022. Book now

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Advanced Botanical Illustration Mentorship Programme

Next Available: 

Price £950 

NEW: Two places available starting in December 2021

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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. 

 

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

Available now, cost £55

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NEW! Keeping a Sketchbook

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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Painting Leaves

Available now, cost £110

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 Skype 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 

Access to the tutorials is available at any time, following receipt of payment you will receive your log in details within several hours UK time (the following morning if purchased overnight). 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. 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!

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