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Make and create your own sketchbook

21 July 2014 to 25 July 2014, 10.30am to 5pm

On this new five-day course you will learn how to make your own sketchbook before filling it with sketches drawn in the grounds and glasshouses of Kew Gardens.


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

Pencil sketch of Nymphaea thermarum

Sketch of Nymphaea thermarum

This five-day course is suitable for beginners or more experienced artists. You will learn how to make your own beautiful sketchbook from scratch before filling it with sketches, field notes and colour studies of plants using the collections in the Gardens and glasshouses for inspiration.

The first two days will be spent making your sketchbook using a variety of paper finishes and bindings. Then days three to five will be spent learning how to fill it creatively using pencil and colour wash. When you leave you’ll take with you a treasured, and very personal, memento of your artistic week at Kew!

Tutors: Frances Kiernan and Lucy Smith

Booking: Booking 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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