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Botanical Illustration Workshops

Botanical Illustration in Watercolours/ Gouache 1 to 3 days with Simon Williams SBA

Botanical Illustration in Watercolours/ Gouache 1 to 3 days with Simon Williams SBA

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included

Material Charges : see Materials list link here . A few £'s for paper if you use Simon's


A masterclass with Simon Williams SBA on Wildlife or Botanical Illustration using Watercolours and Gouache paints

This is a mixed group in both the Wildlife or Botanical subjects, you may join for 1, 2 or 3 days to learn about Watercolour and also Gouache painting and illustration techniques. You may interchange between Wildlife and Botanical and demonstrations are given in both. Any combination of days is possible but some watercolour experience is recommended - even if only a half day.  Botanical:  Simon provides much live plant materials but please bring along anything you particularly wish to paint.

You will all learn to look and observe details, mix colour and master application techniques. Whichever your chosen medium you will learn to use a dry brush technique to render detail and texture to your painting.   Colour swatches are also important and you will make colour notes etc to keep as future reference.

The mixing of dark colour in particular in order to create convincing shadows often leaves students perplexed, so through demonstration and individual tuition Simon shows how an understanding of colour relationships can provide the key to confident colour mixing and the painting of convincing three dimensional images.

Other dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Unfortunately we could not find any dates that work for Simon this year, he promises he will return in 2021.  If you have any other Botanical tutor favourites  to recommend please get in touch.  

Typically this course runs with around 9 students. Some watercolour experience is recommended - even if only a half day.

Please bring: Any plant materials or photos of potential subject matter. Simon himself brings several specimins himself, we can pick flowers from the Craft Garden or feel free to bring any particular flower you wish.

About the Artist  A highly accomplished artist and teacher in both botanical and wildlife illustration Simon is now director of the SBA Distance Learning Programme. He trained as a Natural History Illustrator at the Arts Institute, Bournemouth and has published his own books. Silver – Gilt medal from the Royal Horticultural Society and Certificate’s of Botanical Merit from the Society of Botanical Artist.

Workshop Details

Workshop Date Fri 5th July 2019 9:30 am
Available places 0
Individual Price £75.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this workshop
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