The Walled Garden prides itself on its fabulous summer colours and this will be a perfect opportunity to spend two days immersed in the study of sunflowers. The course is suitable for all, but it would be useful to have some experience of drawing and watercolour to get the most from the course.
You will be shown how to simplify the drawing of a complex flower and create a three-dimensional watercolour painting that looks as if it could be plucked from the page. During the course, you will be given tips on colour mixing and watercolour techniques through demonstrations and individual guidance. You will be given simple but comprehensive course notes that you can follow in order to complete your painting at home.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Mariella Baldwin studied botanical illustration at the English Gardening School, London and received an MA in Visual Arts from Sussex University. Her paintings are held in collections both in the UK and USA. She is a painting member of Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society. Her book 'Botanical Painting' was published in 2011.