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.
  • 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


    • 27th - 28th February 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)

    • 12th - 13th September 2018 '‘Apples, Pears and Autumn Fruits'' Discontinued

      Do come and join me and take a new look at these seasonal favourites. SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

      • Think outside the box and create eye-catching compositions.
      • Observe tonal values and discover how to give depth and strength to larger rounded forms.
      • Learn how to build up multiples colour mixes and textures  keeping the colours pure and vibrant
    • 16th - 17th October 2018 '‘Seedpods and Hedgerow Seasonal Subjects''

      The Wiltshire hedgerows and woodlands should be laden with autumn berries and seeds

      • Discover new ways of depicting textures with graphite and coloured pencil
      • Autumnal subjects are perfect subjects for graphite with a coloured underpainting, a technique that Ann has pioneered and favours, if you love graphite drawing you will love this technique.
      • Learn to create an autumn palette of rich, deep oranges, reds and browns.
    • 7th - 8th November 2018 '‘It's Nearly Christmas! Cards and Finishing Touches''
      • Create a stunning design to make your Christmas cards stand out from the crowd.
      • Add those final touches to those unfinished pieces, they will make lovely presents

      Please Note that this workshop will run from 9.30am and finish at 3.30 pm to allow for the seasonal gloom and a safer return journey!

  • One Day Workshops

    £80.00 or 5 for £350.00

    • 26th June 2018
    • 26th July 2018
    • 30th August 2018
    • 18th September 2018
    • 30th October 2018
    • 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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