Coloured pencil drawing

Learn the techniques you need to create beautiful drawings of fruit and flowers using coloured pencils.

Flowers, Salvia, Kew

Date and time

FULLY BOOKED - waiting list only

Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 October 2019

10.30pm to 4pm


Kew Gardens


£150 (£130 Concessions/Kew Members)

Maximum capacity

15 places

About the course 

This new course will explore the depiction of fruits and flowers in coloured pencil. We’ll cover the observation techniques and accurate drawing methods used in botanical illustration.

To help you become familiar with colour pencil techiques and colour theory, we'll start with an exercise in layering, blending and burnishing. You’ll learn how to capture the soft colours, petals and internal structures of a flower. 

The second day of the course will be devoted to depicting dark, shiny fruits such as cherries, nectarines or plums, which require a more solid build-up of colour. 

Find out how to choose a subject, draw it accurately and to scale, and how to colour it in with confidence in a way that is both accurate and artistically pleasing.


How to book

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

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