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


Non members: £245

Kew members: £235

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 who has been based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for twenty-four years.

She has received international recognition and awards for her work, including the Jill Smythies Award for Botanical Illustration from the Linnean Society of London and two gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society. Her scientific illustration work has been recognised by her receipt of First Prize in the Margaret Flockton Award for Scientific Illustration, from the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. 

Represented in the Shirley Sherwood collection.

As well as freelance work, Lucy produces illustrations and paintings for private commissions and exhibitions.