Flower drawing and dissection: Intermediate

Master the fundamentals of structure and form in botanical art.

Illustration of orchid plant and flowers by Sarah Ann Drake

Date and Time

13 to 14 May 2024 10.30am to 4pm


Botanical Brasserie Courtyard



£215 for Kew members 

Understanding flower structure and form is an essential tool for both botanical illustrators and artists.

Guided by botanical artist Lucy Smith, you will study a range of different flower types and draw dissections of these using a variety of measuring tools.

Microscopes will be used to study the hidden forms within flowers, and you will learn how to produce enlarged drawings which are accurate, informative and beautiful.

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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.