Studio Workshops


As you can imagine, it is with a heavy heart that I have to say that due to the current Covid-19 crisis Alan and I will be self-isolating as of this weekend so I am cancelling all forthcoming workshops until the end of May.  None of us knows what lies ahead but I will review the situation at the end of May and hopefully I will be able to go ahead with a teaching program later this year.

I am therefore moving all the focused two-day workshops through to August onwards as follows:

7th-8th April Exploring Plant Structures is moved to 16th-17th September

19th-20th May Exotic Tropical Fruits and Flowers is moved to 25th-26th August

24th-25th June Feathers, Bark, Seedpods and Shells is moved to 27th-28th October

One-day dates for the second half of this year will be as follows:

23rd July 2020,  19th August,  22nd September,  22nd October,  4th November

 Workshops on 24th March, 23rd April,  and 14th May are all cancelled.

If  you have paid deposits or in full I am happy to carry these over to any of the later dates if they fit with you or I can refund in full. Please email and let me know.

If you want to look ahead and book any of these new dates be reasured that if this current situation continues and we have to cancel any of these workshops your deposits/payments will be returned in full.


Botanical art workshops

Inspirational and supportive teaching  with one of the leading  botanical artists working in coloured pencil in the UK.

  • Ann’s bright, spacious studio is set in a lovely village in Wiltshire near the medieval market town of Devizes.
  • The studio is equipped with drawing boards, magnifiers, light boxes and a digital microscope plus an over-hand projector and large screen for easy viewing of Ann’s demos.
  • The studio looks out onto Ann’s delightful, well stocked, Victorian walled garden with outside seating for lunches.
  • Lunches, coffee, a selection of teas, biscuits and cakes provided. Any special dietary requirements should be noted on the booking form.
  • (Please note whilst we are happy to cater for vegetarians, gluten free and specific allergies we cannot cater for specialist diets such as vegan or keto for example – if you are following one of these diets please contact Ann for a refund of £5 per day and bring your own lunch)
  • One-day workshops run from 10.30am and finish at 3.30pm.  Two-day workshops run from 10am-4pm.
  • Seasonal or specific plant material is provided subject to availability and students are encouraged to bring any plant material they would like to work on.

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  • Beginners Two-Day Introduction to Coloured Pencil


    • 21st - 22nd July 2020 'Beginners Two-Day Introduction to Coloured Pencil'

      Join Ann for this two-day introduction to Botanical Art with coloured pencils

      • Learn about the materials and techniques Ann uses in her work
      • Try out the techniques layering, burnishing and underpainting starting with simple subjects such as single fruits, leaves or simple flowers
      • Ann will guide you throughout with demonstrations
      • An opportunity to learn some of her tips and tricks
      • This workshop gives you a good basis for all of Ann’s other courses and future work with coloured pencil

      If you are staying in the village or nearby Ann usually arranges a meal at The George and Dragon on the evening of the first day of the workshop

    Learn about the materials and techniques Ann uses in her vibrant botanical pictures. Learn how to layer and burnish to achieve smooth colour application and with Ann’s guidance, get started with leaves and simple coloured forms such as tomatoes and plums.

  • Two Day Themed Workshops


    For intermediate students or students who have done the Beginners Two Day Workshop. Workshops run from 10am-4pm.


    • 16th - 17th September 2020 'Exploring Plant Structures - Stamens, Sepals, Stigma and Style'

      Open your eyes, get up close and  explore with Ann all those fine plant details such as stamens, leaf nodes, sepals, growth rings, fine veins and various textures.

      Discover techniques for depicting these with coloured pencil and graphite

      This workshop runs from 10am-4pm with a buffet lunch, teas and coffee

    • 25th - 26th August 2020 'Exotic Tropical Fruits and Flowers - Big and Bold'
      • Tackle those big, bold and colourful ‘in your face’ plants
      • Create really strong, vibrant colours and think about composition
      • Techniques for underpainting to work with larger scale images

      This workshop runs from 10am-4pm with a buffet lunch, teas and coffee

    • 27th - 28th October 2020 'Natural Objects - Feathers, Bark, Seedpods and Shells'
      • Learn some simple techniques for creating exquisitely fine feathers
      • Ways to depict all the textures and details of bark, seedpods and shells
      • Underpainting, resist and embossing all explained

      This workshop runs from 10am-4pm with a buffet lunch, teas and coffee

  • One Day Workshops

    2018: £80 or 5 for £350
    2019: £70 or 5 for £325 

    • 23rd July 2020
    • 19th August 2020
    • 22nd September 2020
    • 22nd October 2020
    • 4th November 2020
    • Primarily for intermediate students
    • Beginners are also welcome
    • Students work on their own projects or use plant material available at the time

    More information about Ann’s One Day Workshops

01380 724788
Rowde Court Studio, Marsh Lane, Rowde, Wiltshire, SN10 2NW
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