West Dean College
West Dean College in West Sussex is internationally recognised for conservation and creative art and is definitely one of my very favourite locations for teaching. Set in rolling countryside and surrounded by stunning gardens it provids a wonderful timeless, relaxed environment with excellent food and always good company.
Due to Covid-19 the class sizes are smaller and students will sit socially distanced and my demonstrations can be viewed in close-up on large TV screens around the room. Equipment lists will be provided as sharing equipment is not possible.
The West Dean shop is still open during the mornings and if you need any of the equipment that I supply if you email me in advance and I can bring this along on the day. I hope you can join me there!
28 June 2022 ‘Taster Day – Introduction to Botanical Drawing with Coloured Pencils’ – Beginners (Basic equipment is included in the price for this workshop)
- An introduction to the materials and techniques used to produce vibrant coloured pencil plant portraits
- Learn about layering, colour choice and colour mixing, resist and blending
- Leave with lots of information, some colour mixing templates and some simple plant studies
26 – 28 September 2022 – Botanical Drawing – Pushing the Boundaries – Creating Eye-Catching Compositions
- Pushing the boundaries to create eye-catching contemporary botanical compositions with coloured pencils.
- Strong composition is essential to creating memorable works of art and this is particularly so in botanical art.
- Good composition can lift a work from the mundane to the sublime.
- Working with graphite and coloured pencil.
Book directly with West Dean at www.westdean.org.uk or 01243 818300