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ONLINE COURSE Drawing botanicals: from observation to imagination

Thu 15 September 2022 - Thu 13 October 2022


Each week we will explore different ways of drawing using a variety of techniques and prompts. Karin will introduce the class to a wide range of artistic approaches and examples to guide us in developing our own unique visual language. The structured course will lead us from observational drawings of botanical specimens to more imaginative ways of representing plants and nature. Drawing through observation is a great way to develop your creativity and mindfulness.

Through drawing we will learn more about the plants and notice textures, organic shapes, colours and patterns that can be used in our own compositions. As an art historian Karin will also give you short introductions to early botanical illustration, the tradition of floral patterns and how contemporary artists use plants as an infinite source of inspiration. In the last session we will make our own concertina book on the theme of metamorphosis or collecting.

Cost: £125

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Thu 15 September 2022 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Thu 22 September 2022 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Thu 29 September 2022 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Thu 6 October 2022 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Thu 13 October 2022 6:30PM - 8:30PM


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