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Meet and Make at the Museum - Polar Bear Paper Crafts: Quilling

Join us for our wellbeing and making workshops at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative.

illustration of Rowan berries

CLASSROOM COURSE Painting autumn: Botanical illustration of leaves, fruits, nuts and seeds

Tue 27 September 2022 - Wed 28 September 2022

Botanic Garden

In this two day course, students will learn the basics of leaf variety, and fruit, seed and nut forms. You will learn how to show darks and lights using pencil, and learn how to use watercolour. The first day will focus on drawing and painting fallen autumn leaves, and contrasting them with fresh green ones. We’ll cover the basics of using and mixing watercolours, then have a go at painting a brightly coloured autumn leaf. The second day will focus on looking at the variety of seeds and fruits in the Garden. Students will learn how to paint shiny berries, think about the composition of a painting, and work on a watercolour sketch of an assortment of autumn fruits, nuts, and berries. Students will paint a variety of leaves and fruits from the gardens, as well as see tutor demos of painting an autumn leaf and illustrating a shiny berry.

Cost: £135

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.



In person

All times

Tue 27 September 2022 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Wed 28 September 2022 10:00AM - 4:00PM


Address: Botanic Garden
Classroom entrance, via the bike park on Bateman Street
1 Brookside
Email: enquiries@botanic.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 336265
Fax: +44 1223 336278