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Botanical and Natural History Illustration Classes in Botanical illustration and Natural History Illustration

Operating as usual

11/05/2022

Dulwich Festival: Artists’ Open House
Explore the historic interiors of the SLBI with a group show, ‘Every Plant in its Place’.

Sat 14th May 11am-6pm
Featuring SLBI Big Annual Plant Sale 11am-1pm

Sun 15th May 11am-6pm

https://www.slbi.org.uk/event/artists-open-house-exhibition-every-plant-in-its-place/

Thurs 19th May 6pm-8pm
Featuring a glass of wine in the garden during a Summer’s evening
Entry: £5
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-evening-in-the-slbi-garden-tickets-316629285717

Artists: Zoe Burt
Claudia Colia
Kimberley Dixon .art_
Amanda Fife
Helen Firminger
Judy Head www.headcreative.com
Sophie Kennedy
Elizabeth Myers
Joanne Roberts www.obscurewonders.com
Elle Salt www.ellesalt.com
Jo Self www.singularart.com
Karl Simmons
Maude Smith

Sketching at the Natural History Museum, London, Tuesday 26th of April 2-5. Small taught class with access to the friend...
20/04/2022

Sketching at the Natural History Museum, London, Tuesday 26th of April 2-5. Small taught class with access to the friends rooms. Email [email protected] for more details and to book a place.

Thinking about roots... https://obscurewonders.com/2022/02/09/roots/
15/02/2022
Roots

Thinking about roots... https://obscurewonders.com/2022/02/09/roots/

Charles Darwin, aside from evolution, came up with the “root-brain” hypothesis along with his son Francis, in their book The Power of Movement of Plants. This suggests the roots act like a brain ne…

If you’ve attended my classes at South London Botanical Institute or Citylit (or anywhere else) and enjoyed it, please w...
27/11/2021

If you’ve attended my classes at South London Botanical Institute or Citylit (or anywhere else) and enjoyed it, please write me a review. That would be very much appreciated!

This is the course to take if you would like a career in this type of painting. A new course coming soon , run at CityLi...
12/04/2021

This is the course to take if you would like a career in this type of painting. A new course coming soon , run at CityLit, London. Botanical illustration is popular in branding, advertising, textile design and book illustrations. On this advanced practical course you will develop traditional techniques in botanical illustration and then transform these into vibrant and versatile digital designs using Adobe Illustrator. Invaluable for your professional portfolio. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/botanical-illustration-projects-3/vk355-2021

Something to have a go at over the Christmas period, drawing an apple in coloured pencils (the watercolour is just the i...
18/12/2020
Apple in colour pencil

Something to have a go at over the Christmas period, drawing an apple in coloured pencils (the watercolour is just the initial base coat and not essential) https://youtu.be/t9j6BcqSSvA

A demonstration of how to draw an apple in coloured pencil

Real life, in person, watercolour classes starting this Wednesday! https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/watercolour-1
21/09/2020
Watercolour 1

Real life, in person, watercolour classes starting this Wednesday! https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/watercolour-1

This course will give you an introduction to some basic approaches to the wonderful medium of watercolour painting including techniques, methods and materials, such as what kind of brushes and paper to use.

Tottenham watercolour class this coming Monday, 11.30 to 1.30, only £10.
08/11/2019

Tottenham watercolour class this coming Monday, 11.30 to 1.30, only £10.

06/10/2019

Watercolour class this Monday, looking at autumn colours in nature. Costs only £10. 11.30 - 1.30. LordshipHub, Lordship recreation ground, Tottenham

This week - ever wondered how a flower works?
17/02/2019
Nature illustration: The Structure of Flowering Plants

This week - ever wondered how a flower works?

Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 2:00 PM: How to slow down and really consider natural objects, come to know them as you draw them. This week we will be looking at how flowering plants are structures, the layout of

And next...
11/02/2019
Details and Textures in Watercolour

And next...

Sat, Feb 16, 2019, 2:00 PM: How to slow down and really consider natural objects, come to know them as you draw them, learn how to get appropriate textures and details for your object using salt, clin

Nature illustration: drawing and painting plants, insects and shells
29/01/2019
Nature illustration: drawing and painting plants, insects and shells

Nature illustration: drawing and painting plants, insects and shells

Sat, Feb 2, 2019, 2:00 PM: How to slow down and really consider natural objects, come to know them as you draw them, and how to use light and shade to create a 3D appearance. Equipment such as paper,

A six week set of classes on drawing and painting nature. Every Saturday afternoon from 26th January
11/01/2019
Nature illustration: drawing and painting plants, insects and shells

A six week set of classes on drawing and painting nature. Every Saturday afternoon from 26th January

Sat, Jan 26, 2019, 2:00 PM: How to slow down and really consider natural objects, come to know them as you draw them, and how to use light and shade to create a 3D appearance. Equipment such as paper,

Botanical illustration workshop looking at colour and natural forms
14/11/2018

Botanical illustration workshop looking at colour and natural forms

11/08/2018

Botanical illustration Class tomorrow! Sunday at 2pm at Create Place Bethnal Green. £12 £2 discount for FB friends. Come draw plants, talk about botany, look at small beautiful things intently for 2hours. It’s good for you!

Lunchtime drawing in the secret garden. An hour of sketching in a beautiful garden in Hoxton London with an in door area...
16/06/2018

Lunchtime drawing in the secret garden. An hour of sketching in a beautiful garden in Hoxton London with an in door area to take plants incase of rain. Tuition and advice on equipment given, free tea or coffee. St Mary’s Secret Garden, 50 Pearson Street, Hoxton, London. 1 till 2. Just £5 plus a donation to the garden. This Tuesday!

Drawing Nature in New Cross
13/04/2018
Drawing Nature in New Cross

Drawing Nature in New Cross

Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 2:00 PM: A workshop in drawing plants. Learn to get the most out of your pencil, how to get the illusion of three dimensions, and explore different mark making. The workshops will t

Roots
04/04/2018
Roots

Roots

Charles Darwin, aside from evolution, came up with the “root-brain” hypothesis along with his son Francis, in their book The Power of Movement of Plants. This suggests the roots act like a brain ne…

New botanical illustration classes in South London, places are limited so book soon!
22/03/2018
Drawing Nature, plants and insects, in South London

New botanical illustration classes in South London, places are limited so book soon!

Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 2:00 PM: A workshop in drawing plants and insects. Learn to get the most out of your pencil, how to get the illusion of three dimensions, and explore different mark making. The works

Beech Tree
28/02/2018
Beech Tree

Beech Tree

I fell in love with a beech tree in Cornwall. A big beautiful tree on a hillside. It has a curious hollow in it’s trunk, triangular shaped and filled with water most of the year round.…

New six week course starting in the new year jofisherroberts.com
15/12/2017

New six week course starting in the new year jofisherroberts.com

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Hi Botanical & Natural History Illustration! I thought your followers may enjoy my new article for Culture Trip that features the intricate botanical designs at NYBG. Happy holidays and happy reading :)
jo these are so beautiful hope to come on 1st to gather a little of the magic
Fellow botanical artists might be interested in Simon Williams new book: https://www.artistpapers.co.uk/articles/artists/botanical-painting-with-gouache-new-book-by-simon-williams-2
Why draw?

Great response at the launch of my book on Raptors!!!
please check the video link Tx
Do you work on Science Illustration? Submit your best work (done between 2014 and 2015) at the 3rd edition of Il.lustraciència - Premi Internacional d’Il·lustració Científica. Deadline: April 30th. Read the rules, categories and prizes here: http://illustraciencia.cat/en/premi-bases/

A professional jury will select 40 illustrations, which take part of the exhibition of the 3rd edition of Il·lustraciència and from May 16th you may vote on the proposals that you like most. The most voted illustration will receive the audience award. The first prize and the student category award will given by the professional jury.
As fascinating as the concept of de-extinction may appear, it's probably best to let the woolly mammoth rest in peace.
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