Botanical Illustration Spring Course, Trengwainton Garden
11/12/13 March 2016
10am - 4pm
The course will follow a structured step-by-step approach allowing students the opportunity to accomplish each stage of this precise art form. Attention will be given to improving observation of plant structures, and encouraging a scientific approach to the subject. Teaching pencil skills, understanding perspective and the opportunity to produce a three dimensional image of a chosen subject. The course and art work will focus on the plants at the beautiful Trengwainton Garden, Madron. Some of the plants are over 100 years old and form part of the garden's heritage collection. We will have shelter within a polytunnel so warm clothes and suitable footwear is essential. Please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks provided.
The Course Tutor
Mally Francis has been teaching Botanical Art for 15 years at her studio at Heligan running weekly and residential classes. She has organised exhibitions and exhibited in venues both in Cornwall and internationally. Mally is a tutor in Botanical Art at the Eden Project and various local and national Botanical Art Societys. She is founder of the Eden Project Florilegium Society and has been Chairman for 12 years. She is a Fellow of the Chelsea Physic Florilegium Committee, Fellow of the Eden Project Florilegium Society and Fellow of the Linnean Society. Her students have been awarded Gold Medals in Botanical Illustration at the RHS.
There are only 12 spaces available for the course so booking is essential.
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