On this course you will learn about the materials used for coloured pencil botanical work and the reasons why they are effective. You will learn the basic skill of laying down colour smoothly, mixing colours and choosing effective shade colours.
Ann will demonstrate the techniques of layering, embossing, burnishing and underpainting and give you clear guidance as you have a go yourself. You will learn basic leaf techniques, how to mix realistic greens with some ways of achieving fine veins.
You will leave with some colour mixing templates and notes from the course plus a leaf study and a good idea of how to go about starting a botanical drawing in coloured pencil. Once you have completed this course you will be able to learn more on a longer course with Ann.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
"Learning first-hand from the expert ! As a newcomer to botanical art I know I have much to learn; Ann Swan taught us as much about technique and colour-blending as time allowed. She is a lovely lady, very helpful and encouraging, and I hope to be able to do further courses with her in the future."Lynda, 2019
Ann is one of this country's leading botanical artists and teachers working primarily in coloured pencil and graphite. She has been awarded four RHS Gold Medals and her work is in the prestigious Shirley Sherwood Collection and the RHS Lindley Library. Ann is an enthusiastic and nurturing teacher with over twenty five years' experience and now teaches around the world. Her book 'Botanical Painting with Colour Pencils' is a leader in the field.