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Botanical illustration for beginners

Join our entry level course to learn the basics of botanical illustration and pick up tips from a professional botanical artist. 10-14 September

Event details

Monday 10 to Friday 14 September 2018
Kew Gardens
Course fee: £350 (£300 Concessions, Friends of Kew). Deposit payable on enrolment: £50. Maximum capacity: 15 places.

Course overview

Ever wanted to try botanical illustration, but didn’t know where to start?

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 pick up important tips and technical advice from a professional botanical artist, including measured drawing and how to capture the essence of a plant.

About 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 with a contact telephone number or call 020 8332 5641.

Download our spring/summer 2018 courses brochure