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Botanical Illustration – Part 2

Learn how to illustrate directly from nature. This course builds on the skills and techniques introduced in Botanical Illustration Part 1 . Using seasonal plants, flowers and fruit, this course will explore the stages of producing a botanical illustration from research and initial drawings to composition ideas, watercolour techniques and finishing touches. If you have not completed Part 1, some previous observational drawing and watercolour experience would be useful.

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What topics are covered?

The stages used to produce a comprehensive botanical watercolour study. How to research and record the plant ready for painting. Colour mixing and matching. Do’s and don’ts of composing a botanical study. Putting together a final botanical painting.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone with an interest in the subject and if you have not completed Part 1, some previous observational drawing and watercolour experience would be useful.

Who will be my tutor?

Julia Trickey is an award winning botanical artist http://www.juliatrickey.co.uk. Exhibiting regularly, Julia has been awarded four RHS gold medals amongst many other awards.

How will I learn?

Sessions will include tutor demonstrations, group discussion, study of contemporary botanical art and artists, as well as one-to-one tuition and plenty of time for practical application.

What can I do after this course?

Botanical Illustration Part 3

Are there any additional costs?

Subject matter can be provided but you may prefer to bring your own plant, fruit or flowers.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Any basic drawing or watercolour equipment would be useful. The tutor can advise you further at the first class.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

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Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

3 reviews for Botanical Illustration – Part 2

  1. 5 out of 5

    Highly recommended. Julia is a talented and generous tutor. Her style of teaching is easy to follow and the classes very enjoyable!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julia is a well organised and well prepared tutor. She had carefully planned sessions but also gave students flexibility in order to address particular needs and interests.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt new skills which I now need to practice before my next course.
    Highly motivating and gave me a glimpse of what can be achieved with practice and perseverance.

  3. 5 out of 5

    This is a lovely introduction to botanical illustration and ten weeks gives the space to explore the main threads without being too rushed. In the group were people with all sorts of previous experience and none, and the atmosphere was friendly and supportive. Julia is an extremely experienced artist who wears her knowledge lightly and whose interventions were sensitive and always helpful. Each class began with some exemplars, a little bit of botany and a practical demonstration and thereafter we were allowed to follow our own paths from a selection of plant materials which were provided. We learned how to use a simple, and therefore inexpensive palette and it was obvious that we all gained in confidence and experience as the weeks went on. We were provided with professional quality materials and most of us, I’m sure, will continue to practice. I’d recommend this course without reservation.

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