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Pen and ink workshop

Learn how to use dip pens and black ink to create botanical illustrations. This two-day course is suitable for beginners and more experienced students.

Event details

Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 March 2017, 10.30am to 4pm
Museum No. 1
Course fee: £150 (£130 concessions, Friends of Kew) 15 places available

Event overview

A two day course where you can learn how to master line drawing in pen and ink, a useful skill for botanical illustrators. During the course you'll work with dip pens and black ink on paper using various methods of creating form. You'll be introduced to stipple, hatching and variation of line. We will use these methods to work on botanical subjects which will be drawn in pencil first, then transferred to final paper.  The tutor will provide dip pens and black ink for participants.

The course is suitable for students of all abilities — beginners welcome.

The tutor

Penny Price is a botanical artist, having initially trained as a teacher and then as a professional lettering artist. Having painted all her life, she decided to become more specialised in the art of botanical painting and trained for the Diploma in Botanical Art and Illustration (EGS) gaining a distinction in 2013 at Chelsea.  She was awarded a Silver Gilt medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2014. She presently teaches part time at the Chelsea School of Botanical Art and runs courses in Cambridge University Botanic Garden. She is an artist member of three Florilegium Societies, including one in Sydney, Australia where she has also exhibited her work. Her mission is to help others achieve pleasure and skills in the art of botanical painting.

How to book

Please email with a contact telephone number or call 020 8332 5641

Download the Spring/Summer adult short course brochure