Drawing and painting a nature tableau

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

Golden wattle growing in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Date and time

FULLY BOOKED – Waiting List only

Saturday 13 March – Sunday 14 March 2021


Kew Gardens


£160 (£140 Kew Gardens members)

Maximum capacity

8 places

About the course 

This exciting 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 

Please email adulted@kew.org with a contact telephone number.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) notice

You can book with confidence for our courses at Kew Gardens. Come along knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors is of the upmost importance to us. We are continually monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic situation as it evolves.  

Current plans in place for the comfort and reassurance of our visitors include: 

  • Limited capacity to ensure social distancing
  • No shared equipment
  • Additional cleaning of the venue
  • Sanitising stations are available

We will continue to review the situation and communicate any further updates with participants.

If you’d like further information please contact Adult Education: adulted@kew.org