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Drawing the buildings of Kew

1 September 2014 to 5 September 2014, 10.30am to 5pm

On this five-day course you will get to know Kew's iconic buildings by drawing them and experimenting with artistic techniques.


£250 (£220 concessions, Friends of Kew) 
Deposit payable on enrolment: £50
Maximum capacity 12 places

Line drawing of the Palm House, from the 1800s

Line drawing of the Palm House

Kew Gardens is home to many beautiful and historic buildings that wonderfully complement the natural form of the managed Gardens. The aim of this five-day course is for you to get to know some of these buildings better by drawing them. In addition, by learning watercolour-compatible techniques, you will be able to incorporate them into your own work to enhance your own artistic interpretations.

Weather permitting, the first four mornings will be spent in the gardens, sketching and making colour notes on some of the buildings. Afternoon classroom sessions will be given over to experimenting with various techniques and media. Having produced a variety of possible solutions you may choose one or more images to work up into a finished piece of work by the end of the week.

Tutor: Sarah Kensington

Booking: Booking is essential as places are limited.

How to book: Download a  booking form.

For further information, email or call 020 8332 5626.

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