Exploring  Botanical Art in Watercolours

with Dawn Wright SBA

Tuesday 7th May 3:00 pm - Thursday 9th May 2024 at 2:00 pm

Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Near Tideswell, Derbyshire SK17 8RH

Exploring Botanical Art in Watercolours with Dawn Wright SBA

SORRY - SOLD OUT!!  We do occasionally have a late cancellation, so please do contact us if you would like to join our waiting list.  Alternatively, you may wish to consider Dawn's second course with us this year, in September at the same venue.  Please click here for details, thank you.

Join us for an immersive art break as we celebrate the buds, bulbs and blossom of Maytime, on this delightful residential workshop, learning the fascinating art and history of botanical illustration in watercolours, with professional artist Dawn Wright SBA.

The course is aimed at both complete beginners and those who are already experienced.  Using mainly watercolours and working directly from a choice of natural specimens, you will develop your knowledge and skills of botanical art, learning how to represent three dimensional objects on a flat surface.  

Expert tutor Dawn Wright will take you through an exploration into pigments and paints, and you will learn to apply a basic colour theory to understand the relationships of colour and tonal values to add realism to your work.  There will be opportunities to try different techniques and gain an understanding into the makings of a good composition.

Whether you are already a keen botanical illustrator or are completely new to the field, the course is an ideal place to work alongside other like-minded artists, share ideas and see work in progress first-hand.  

Arrive from 3 pm on Tuesday 7th May, departing 2 pm on Thursday 9th May 2024.  You are also welcome to arrange your own accommodation (non-residential option, see below for price) and join us during the daytime to enjoy two meals a day with us.

The programme details, along with a suggested list of materials to bring will be forwarded around 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date.

Your accommodation

The Nightingale Centre at Great Hucklow, near Tideswell in Derbyshire is a spacious, warm and friendly residential centre where you will have your own single-occupancy en-suite room.  Meals are set out in the communal restaurant area and the car park is  very close-to, with access ramp.  The teaching room is light, secure and surrounded by the wonderful Derbyshire countryside.   Non-painting partners are also welcome, please enquire for availability and pricing options.  All different dietary options are catered for, so please advise or ask when you book your place.  We hope that you will enjoy your stay!

Price Options:
Fully residential places £460
Non-residential places £316 (including unlimited refreshments, lunches and evening meals)
An  £80 deposit is payable to secure booking (Please see How to Pay ) with balance fees payable 6 weeks prior to the start date.  Terms and Conditions apply.

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