Engraving of sweet pea plants by Pierre Joseph Redouté
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Watercolour workshop: sweet peas

Discover new colour-mixing and painting techniques on this practical course with an expert botanical artist. 24 to 26 July. FULLY BOOKED - waiting list only.

Event details

Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 July 2018, 10.30am to 4pm.

Kew Gardens


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

About the course

Sweet peas are delightful subjects to paint and study, as well as to smell. By initially drawing, and then painting these beautiful flowers you will learn more about their structure and how they grow.

The tutor will be on-hand to guide you with advice on colour mixing and painting techniques to help you achieve the textures and colours of pods, seeds, flowers, leaves and stems.

This three-day course is suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience. Individual help will be given, as well as general teaching of the whole group.

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 at Chelsea.

She was awarded a Silver Gilt medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2014. She 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 exhibited her work. Her mission is to help others achieve pleasure and skills in the art of botanical painting.

How to book

Please email adulted@kew.org with a contact telephone number or call 020 8332 5641.

Download our spring/summer 2018 courses brochure