Pen and ink workshop

An opportunity to master a key skill in botanical illustration – line drawing in pen and ink.

Pen and ink sketch of river in India

Date and time

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 March 2020 

10.30am – 4pm

FULLY BOOKED – Waiting list only


Kew Gardens


Course fee: £160 (£140 concessions or members)

Maximum capacity

15 places 

Mastering the art of drawing in pen and ink is a particularly useful skill for botanical illustrators.

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.

How to book

Please email with a contact telephone number or call 020 8332 5641.

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