Studio Workshops



  • smaller classes – maximum 10 persons – well spaced tables
  • large screen with excellent overhand camera for watching my demos safely
  • re-stocked mini-shop


  • Lovely lunches
  • Lovely garden, with new seating areas
  • Chocolate biscuits and homemade cakes
  • Mozart

By popular request, most of my classes will continue on Zoom –

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 NEW large screen for easy viewing of  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)
  • Workshops run from 10.30am and finish at 3.30pm.  
  • 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.

Useful information

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  • Beginners Two-Day Introduction to Coloured Pencil


    • 20th - 21st March 2024 'Beginners Coloured Pencil Workshop 20-21 March 2024' FULL

      Welcome Back to My Studio to Learn How I use Coloured Pencils

      • Learn about the materials and techniques I use in my work with a smaller class (maximum 8) with individual tables

      • Start with simple subjects, single fruits and leaves to try out these techniques

      • I  will guide you with demonstrations you can watch on a large screen without leaving your seats

      • You will leave with lots of information, some colour mixing templates and small studies of the various techniques
      • This is an excellent workshop to get you started drawing plants with coloured pencils. Once completed you would be able to join any of my other workshop

      This workshop runs from 10.30 am-3.30pm with a buffet lunch (hopefully in the garden), teas, coffee and cake.

    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


    • 31st July - 1st August 2024 'Tips & Tricks for Creating Realistic, Tactile, Plant Textures'

      Join me at the Studio for two-days practising all my tips and tricks for capturing realistic plant textures

      • small class (maximum 8 persons) individual tables
      • large screen for watching my demos safely in detail
      • a selection of plant material supplied
      • techniques for creating a variety of textures from softand velvety to prickly and spikey
      • Shine, sheen and bloom
      • All levels welcome
      • You will go away with a series of small studies and the start of a small plant portrait

      This workshop runs from 10.30 am-3.30pm with a buffet lunch (hopefully in the garden), teas, coffee and cake.

    (for intermediate students or students who have done the Beginners Two Day Workshop)

    More information about Ann’s Two Day Workshops

  • One Day Workshops

    £65 or 5 for £300

    • 6th March 2024 'One-Day Studio Workshop 6 March 2024' FULL
    • 24th April 2024 'One-Day Studio Workshop 24 April 2024'
    • 22nd May 2024 'One-Day Studio Workshop 22 May 2024'
    • 27th June 2024 'One-Day Studio Workshop 27 June 2024'
    • 24th July 2024 'One-Day Studio Workshop 24 July 2024'
    • 28th August 2024 'One-Day Studio Workshop 28 August 2024'

      One-day workshop in Ann’s light and airy Wiltshire based studio.  Work on seasonal plant material from Ann’s well stocked walled Victorian garden or bring along you own plant material.  Work at your own pace with advice, demonstrations and feedback from Ann when needed.

      Delicious buffet lunch included plus tea, cake and coffee as needed.

    • 25th September 2024 'One-Day Studio Workshop 25 September 2024'
    • These workshops run from 10.30 am-3.30pm
    • Primarily for intermediate students
    • Beginners are also welcome
    • Students work on their own projects or use plant material available at the time in Ann's well stocked garden
    • Buffet lunch, teas, coffee, cake and biscuits supplied

    More information about Ann’s One Day Workshops

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