This course will enable you to examine and draw t!he incredible detail nature in Autumn & Winter has provided us with. Create & paint your very own Christmas cards or create seasonal works that capture the flora of Winter & Autumn. You will begin by sketching the overall shape of your specimen and then gradually refine it. After this, you will use drawing pens over the pencil to create a black and white image which can, if you wish, have a watercolour wash applied. You will be shown how to find tonal variations in your subject to make it look three dimensional on the page.

You will consider the compositional placing for your finished work and will be shown the careful watercolour techniques needed for a finished Botanical painting. Even if you have never painted botanically before, or are unused to watercolour, you will be amazed at what you will achieve in a weekend. This course is also suitable for more able painters who wish to enhance their watercolour skills and methods of observation and depiction of intricate details. You will also learn how to colour mix your paints to find the exact shades needed.

Tutor: Debbie Devauden

Debbie Devauden is a prize winning artist and has been painting flower pictures since childhood. She gained a Diploma in Botanical Illustration in 2003 and has a Certificate in Adult Education. She now teaches relaxed and friendly classes to all abilities, using a mixture of practical demonstrations and individual help and advice. She has exhibited at many venues and her work has found its way as far away as America, Japan and New Zealand.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Personal and Travel Insurance