Drawing and painting a nature tableau

Learn how to paint with watercolour in the style of iconic painter Jan Van Kessel.

Golden wattle growing in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, RBG Kew

Date and time

Wednesday 24 to Thursday 25 July 2019

10.30am to 4pm


Kew Gardens


£150 (£130 Concessions/Kew Gardens Members)

FULLY BOOKED – Waiting list only

Maximum capacity

12 places

About the course 

This exciting new two-day course will be inspired by the nature studies of 17th Century Flemish painter, Jan van Kessel.

Fresh flowers will be provided as source material, as well as a unique and extraordinary collection of natural history specimens and curios (including tropical bird feathers, butterflies, whales’ teeth, nests and seed pods).

Watercolour techniques will be explored and developed as well as looser pen-and-ink drawing styles, combined with watercolour washes.

How to book 

FULLY BOOKED – Waiting list only

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

Download our spring/summer adult education brochure