I will host weekly, and occasional 3 or 4-day, courses in my new studio in Hampshire. I also teach on workshops at The Eden Project, in Cornwall, and RHS Rosemoor, and other art groups and societies such as The South West Society of Botanical Artists and The Bath Society of Botanical Artists.
My new, purpose built Studio is situated in my tranquil and well-stocked garden, overlooking beautiful countryside and is an ideal location to get away and forget every-day life.
I love teaching beginners and those with some experience; my regular classes are now in their seventh year. A step-by-step approach allows beginners to realise they can achieve their goal, and go on to perfect their individual technique & style with time and practice.
The Studio is well equipped and will include an extensive library of reference books, including a large selection of botany books.
My classes are small and friendly, allowing plenty of time for individual tuition. Students are encouraged to develop and work at their own pace.
A good sense of humour always helps!
Feb 2017- new !!!
painting on paper or vellum
with Ros Franklin
*(....... This course is now fully booked)
At this time of year we may think there isn’t much to paint, but we often forget the little “treasures” in the garden: dried flower heads, rose hips, seed heads, and leaves.These make wonderful opportunities for composition and colour studies either on paper or vellum. There are also forced bulbs such as hyacinths and narcissi, and even snowdrops and hellebores in the garden.
Location: Mere Village Lecture Hall, Room 2, Salisbury Street, Mere, WiltshireBA12 6HA
Dates: 10th - 12th February 2017 (inc) 10.30 am – 3.45 pm daily
Cost: £80 for 3 days / £60 for 2 days to include tea/coffee
Deposit of £60 to secure a place.
Contact me for more information, and bookings.
My new Studio opens - September 2017 with a three-day workshop !!
" Harvest Time"
Sept 16th - 18th (inc)
This three day workshop will be looking at all the glorious flowers and fruits at this special time of year.
We will be looking at colours and textures in our compositions.
Suitable for beginners and experienced students.
Cost: £100 for 3 days, includes teas/coffee & afternoon tea
A non returnable deposit of £50 will secure a place on this workshop.
Please contact me through my contact page for bookings, or more information.
2017 ............ Additional workshops and Courses .........
Eden Project, Cornwall : 2017
* Preparing a Botanical Sketchbook Page
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May 2017
Aims of the course:
The student will be shown how to research and create their own sketchbook page, or create a study page for a particular plant, or group of plants, in preparation for a botanical painting.
Suitable for beginners and improvers - 16 places
- contact me, or The Eden Project for more information.
RHS Rosemoor Sept/ October 2017
" Late Summer Flowers"... , from the gardens at RHS Rosemoor.
Contact me or , RHS Rosemoor for more information
*** For more information on any of the above please contact me (go to my Contact page).