Using natural plant materials, baubles and various Christmas decorations we will be setting up a still life ready to paint for use as a personalised Christmas card or as a festive gift to give to family or friends.

This weekend course is for those who have had some previous experience in using watercolours. There will be lots of demonstrations and we will be using a salt technique to obtain textures.

Beginners, intermediate and advanced learners are all welcome.

Please note: Good eyesight is essential for this course as the work in some cases will be detailed.

Tutor: Lesley Smith

Lesley Smith has been teaching botanical illustration and watercolour painting in adult education for over 30 years, and is also a qualified Pergamano tutor. She runs several very popular courses throughout the year at Flatford and has been teaching for over 20 years at the Redbridge institute of adult education in east London, which has just gained an Outstanding from OFSTED. Lesley started painting in an adult education class as a complete beginner and after 6 years was asked to take the class over when the tutor Freda Titford retired. Freda had been taught by Mary Grierson at Flatford Mill and Mary attended classes with John Nash the founder of the course which was run up until last year by Jenny Jowett SBA who sadly passed away in March 2019. Lesley attended Jenny’s course for over 30 years and learnt a great deal from Jenny and fellow attendees, giving her a wealth of techniques and knowledge to pass on to students to improve and enhance their botanical painting.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Picnic Lunch
Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item