Pen and ink drawing of Terminalia chebula
kew.org > Kew Gardens > What's on (Kew Gardens) > Pen and ink workshop

Pen and ink workshop

An opportunity to master a key skill in botanical illustration - line drawing in pen and ink. 24 to 25 March.

Event details

Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 March 2018, 10.30am to 4pm
Venue: 

Kew Gardens

Price: 

Course fee: £150 (£130 Concessions, Friends of Kew). Maximum capacity: 15 places.


About the course

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.

The class will work on a couple of botanical subjects, using these methods. Subjects will be first drawn in pencil and then transferred to final paper.

Beginners are welcome - this course is suitable for all abilities. Dip pens and black ink will be provided.


About the tutor

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.


How to book

Email adulted@kew.org with a contact number, or call 020 8332 5641

Download the autumn/winter 2017/2018 short courses brochure