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Watercolour workshop: fungi

Join us on this workshop where you'll learn to record different types of mushroom before drawing and painting them. 14-16 November.

Event details

Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 November 2017, 10.30am to 4pm

Course Fee: £210 (£180 Concessions, Friends of Kew)Maximum capacity 15 places.

Event overview

About the event

Using both edible and wild varieties of mushrooms and fungi we will observe and record their individual characteristics prior to drawing them in pencil. This will lead on to painting them in watercolour, either as individual paintings or making a composition of several varieties. This course is open to beginners as well as those with more experience. Some individual help will be given as well as general teaching of the whole group.

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 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 achieve pleasure and skills in the art of botanical painting.

How to book

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

Download the spring/summer 2017 short course brochure