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Botanical Illustration – Part 3

Capture the beauty and detail of nature in watercolour. Develop observational drawing and watercolour skills to create accurate plant portraits of seasonal plants, fruit and flowers. Reference to contemporary botanical artists and some basic botany will further enhance understanding of this absorbing art form.


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What topics are covered?

This course will look at ways to develop accurate observation skills, the use of appropriate techniques in different media, choosing a suitable botanical subject and specimen, developing a project from initial drawing to final composition. We will also look at the work of contemporary botanical artists.

Who is the course aimed at?

You will need some observational drawing and watercolour experience if you have not completed Parts 1 and 2.

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.

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.


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