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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.

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?

Please report to the main reception at City Centre campus (Bath)

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.

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 apply?

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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