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


    • 19th - 20th February 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.


    • 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

    • 5th - 6th November 2019 'Hedgerow Delights, Seedpods and Berries'

      Ann’s final studio based workshop for 2019. Taking a fresh look at seasonal seedpods and berries and maybe even creating a personal Christmas card.

      • Break with tradition to create a contemporary image
      • Create stand-out compositions with brilliant colour mixes
      • Mix colour and graphite or have a go at underpainting to create a colour base for graphite drawing

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

    • 15th - 16th October 2019 'Rich Autumn Colours, Leaves and Fruits'

      Rich Autumn Colours, Leaves and Fruits

      At this time of the year the colours in the garden and countryside are turning from greens to a rich palette of oranges, browns and reds

      • Ann will demonstrate how to create and merge differing colour mixes and keep those colours bright.
      • Learn how to create realistic form on multi coloured plants.

      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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