Course fee: £150 (£130 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity: 15 places
The course begins with a short talk introducing the wonderful variety of fungi forms and structure. Then we will study and draw a selection of fungi using either dip pens with ink or technical pens.
You will learn various methods of shading through tutor demonstration and your own practice. The course is open to all abilities: some individual help will be given as well as general teaching of the whole group.
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 at 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 enjoy the art of botanical painting and develop their skills.