Fundamentals of botanical illustration

Learn the basics of botanical illustration from a professional artist.

Illustration of orchid plant and flowers by Sarah Ann Drake


Thursday 1 to Monday 5 September 2022


10.30am — 4pm


Botanical Brasserie Courtyard



£405 for Kew members

Maximum capacity: 15 places

Ever wanted to try botanical illustration, but didn’t know where to start?

During this five-day course, botanical artist Lucy Smith will teach you the fundamentals of botanical drawing.

You will learn how to accurately draw flowers and leaves using measurement and understanding of perspective.

Then discover the art of watercolour painting including colour mixing and how to apply watercolour techniques to botanical subjects.

This course is suitable for beginners and those with different art backgrounds looking to find out more about botanical illustration.

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