Online Courses Information at a glance and Terms and Conditions
Online Courses, Summary and Pricing
Botanical Illustration, A comprehensive techniques based course. Covers graphite and watercolour, next start date December 2020. Book early if you want to do this course as it fills up fast and I only offer 16 places! The cost of this course is £450 you can pay %50 deposit to secure you're place in advance with full payment due one week before the course start date.
Botanical Painting on Vellum Only 3 students will accepted ieach year. Application upon request at any time. Cost £600
Illustrating Leaves This course is no longer available
Botanical Art for Absolute Beginners This course assumes no knowledge whatsoever, the simple aim is to to get you painting and to build confidence by providing tutor support and constructive feedback! You will learn the basics in understanding materials, watercolour techniques, basic drawing, colour mixing (limited palette) and will choose subjects through a selection of video tutorials. There are 6 assessed assignments: fruit, flowers, vegetables, leaves, a full plant painting (including composition) and mixed subject with supporting additional activities.
The course will take approximately 12 months to complete. Next course, in January 2021 available to book
NEW! Advanced Botanical Illustration Start Date Aimed at those seeking to follow a professional path who already have either experience or have completed the Botanical Illustration course and require mentoring. Acceptance will be upon application and submission of previous work via email. This course will be available for 10 students. Next available date will be February 2021
This is a series of non-assessed affordable tutorials aimed at supporting learning or giving an introduction to the essential skills for the botanical artist. Tutorials can be completed in your own time. Available now.
Terms and Conditions
General Terms of Enrollment
Following enrollment in a Botanical Art Online course, students will receive email confirmation of their place on the course, usually within 24 hours.
Access to materials will be given by the course start date, via password access to the web site. While every effort is made to deliver the materials as described in the course outline, occasionally small changes may be made but these do not affect the overall running of the course.
Students will have access to the course materials for a period of 2 years, unless otherwise specified. Students may take up to that amount of time to complete the course.
If a student needs extra time to complete the course they should write to requesting extension. If 2 years passes and no communication is made by the student, the student shall no longer be entitled to complete the course with tutor support and critiques, although they may complete the exercises in the materials in their own time without support. access to the online materials will no longer be available after 2 years.
Written critiques will be provided by the tutor following submission of complete assignments in accordance with the details for each specific course. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a final critique.
Student work may be showcased on this website in the Student Gallery but only if permission has been granted by the student, acknowledgement of the ownership and copyright for the work will be detailed alongside the work.
Cancellation and Refunds
Please read the course description carefully before enrolling, and make sure that it is the right choice for you.
From September 2018:
If you enroll in a course and decide that the course is not for you, you may withdraw for a period up until one month before the the course materials are sent out and will receive a full refund.
Thereafter, there will be a small cancellation fee of £30 for withdrawal. As it is often not possible to fill the place for late withdrawals.
Once access to materials has been given and within 10 days of the course start date, you may still withdraw, but a 30% deduction of the total course fee will be non- refundable.
After 10 days there is no legal responsibility to issue a refund, regardless of whether the student has completed the work or not.
For the Tutorials there is no refund and the sale is final. unless the materials have not or can not be downloaded or accessed. Once that materials have been downloaded, no refund is available.
Personal information is collected for student identification purposes for course inquiries and if you register as an individual subscriber to the website for updates. If you no longer wish to subscribe to updates you should unsubscribe. When undertaking a course, information such as name, address and email address are kept only for the purpose of administering the course. Upon completion of the course, if you wish, you can email , requesting that your details be removed from any records.
Your details will never be sold, distributed or shared to any third parties.
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No part of any Botanical Art Online course, whether course content, including written text, photographs, artwork and video or Student Assessments may be copied, reproduced or used in any way, without written permission from the author, Dianne Sutherland. In addition, work completed as part of any Botanical Art Online by Dianne Sutherland, course can be shared on websites and social media but it must be referenced in the text as being produced as part of a the the specific named course by Dianne Sutherland.
IMPORTANT: By enrolling on for a course you agree to the Terms and Conditions
If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the courses please put it in writing, via email to and a solution will be sought a soon as possible within 7 days.