Different techniques for botanical illustration
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Botanical illustration for beginners

A short entry level course for people to find out the basics of botanical illustration and the skills and techniques required. 4-8 September.

Event details

Monday 4 to Friday 8 September 2017, 10.30am to 4pm
Venue: 
Kew Gardens
Price: 
Course Fee: £350 (£300 concessions, Friends of Kew) Deposit payable on enrolment: £50 Maximum capacity 15 places.

Event overview

About the course

This entry-level course introduces you to the range of skills and techniques required for this highly specialised area of illustration. As well as learning about the equipment and materials needed, you will also be able to pick up important tips and technical advice from a professional botanical artist including measured drawing and how to capture the essence of a plant.


The tutor

Lucy T Smith is a freelance botanical artist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She has received many awards for her work, including the 2004 Jill Smythies Award for Botanical Illustration from the Linnean Society of London. She won second prize in the Margaret Flockton Award for Scientific Illustration, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney (2005), as well as Highly Commended awards in the 2005, 2006 and 2008 competitions. She has also received two Gold Medals from the Royal Horticultural Society. As well as her freelance work, Lucy produces paintings for private commissions and exhibitions.


How to book

Please email adulted@kew.org with a contact number or call 020 8332 5641

Download the spring/summer 2017 short course brochure