Studio Workshops

Inspirational and supportive teaching and studio workshops from one of the leading coloured pencil botanical artists in the UK.

Botanical art workshops

  • 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 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 from March 2019 onwards will run from 10.30am and finish at 3.30pm.  Two-day workshops run from 10am-4pm as usual.
  • 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


    • 16th - 17th July 2019 '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.


    • 18th - 19th September 2019 'Patterns and Textures in Nature with Graphite'

      Explore and Experiment Nature’s Textures with Graphite 

      • Study a range of subjects including bark, seed pods, feathers, stones and possibly shells
      • Ann will demonstrate how to achieve various techniques using the full range of graphite pencils and graphite dust
      • A chance to get to grips with form and tonal values and experiment to achieve a variety of textures

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

    • 30th April - 1st May 2019 'Natural Objects - 'Focusing on Feathers and Bark''

      This is a first for me, moving away from the plant kingdom and focusing on feathers

      • Discover ways of depicting the delicacy of feathers and intricate textures of bark with both graphite and coloured pencil.
      • Learn how to use a coloured underpainting as a base for these detailed drawings.
    • 26th - 27th June 2019 '‘Creating Contrast with Tonal Values''

      Strong contrasts are fundamental to creating interest in the picture space.

      • Learn to create sparkling highlights
      • Choose the right shade colour to add depth without muddying your colours
      • Make cast shadows work to create added form

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

    • 13th - 14th August 2019 'Sumptuous, Soft, Summer Fruits in Coloured Pencil'

      Sumptuous, Soft, Summer Fruits in Coloured Pencil

      At this time of the year the garden has a rich medley of tempting summer fruits.

      • Ann will demonstrate ways of creating rich, vibrant colour mixes, realistic highlights, soft sheen and bloom to make these fruits jump off the page. 
      • You will be able to put all this into practice on a more finished piece with full support from Ann and create a really eye-catching composition.

      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 

    • 21st August 2019
    • 23rd July 2019
    • 10th September 2019
    • 25th April 2019
    • 22nd May 2019
    • 20th June 2019
    • 31st October 2019
    • 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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