Botanical Painting & Taxonomy
|Dates:||23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019|
|Time:||10:30 - 17:30|
|Location:||The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Art|
This five day course will introduce you to the basics of botanical morphology so students will know what to look for when drawing and painting flowers. It will also reveal the development of botanical art through time.
During the course students will be shown the drama that can be created through thoughtful lighting, examine the importance of composition and explore the colours and techniques needed when painting flowers and leaves. At the end of the course students will embark on their own painting, putting into practice everything that they have learned.
Who is this course for?
All levels of experience and ability welcome.
What should I bring to class?
Students are asked to bring with them:
A water jar
A4 or A3 of drawing paper or notebook
Drawing pencils that cover the tones of HB, 2B, 6B and 9B
A putty rubber
Da vinci synthetic 12
Pro Art Sable size 14, 12, 10.
Pro art oil brush - short flat size 0. Pro art prolene plus 007 size 4/0.
Pro arte series 107 spotter size 2.
A few sable brushes in between these sizes
Optional: a magnifier
All other materials will be provided.
What days do I attend?
Do you offer concessions?
Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs.
To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.
What if I need to cancel or change my booking?
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Jessica Shepherd is a botanical painter. She trained in botany at the University of Plymouth and University of Edinburgh before committing fully to painting. Of her practice, Jessica says, "There is a great deal of observation involved even before my brushes touch the paper. I believe that a good picture is made using not only sight, but also touch, sound, smell and movement. One has to be aware of all of these elements in order to portray the plant well and describe the space that the plant is growing into, both over and underground...I hope to inspire people to think beyond their experience whilst enriching our current perceptions of botanical illustration, its applications and how it sits within the larger scope of the visual arts."