Course fee: £150 (£130 Concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity: 15 places
Line drawing in pen and ink is a particularly useful skill for botanical illustrators to master.
During this new course, working with dip pens and black ink on paper, various methods of creating form will be introduced and practised. These will include stipple, hatching and variation of line.
We'll work on a couple of botanical subjects using these methods. Subjects will be first drawn in pencil and then transferred to final paper.
Beginners welcome – this course is suitable for all abilities. The tutor will provide dip pens and black ink for participants.
Penny Price is a botanical artist, having initially trained as a teacher and then as a professional lettering artist. Having painted all her life, she decided to become more specialised in the art of botanical painting, and trained for the Diploma in Botanical Art and Illustration (EGS) gaining a distinction in 2013, Chelsea.
She was awarded a Silver Gilt medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2014. She presently teaches part time at the Chelsea School of Botanical Art and runs courses in Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
She is an artist member of three Florilegium Societies, including one in Sydney, Australia where she has also exhibited her work. Her mission is to help others achieve pleasure and skills in the art of botanical painting.