Since the Society was started we have always brought tutors, scientists and other experts to give workshops and talks to our members. These have included:
Rosemary Wise, Gren Lucus (Linnean Soc), Martin Allen, Colin Swinton, Jenny Brasier, Anne Marie Evans, Dr Martin Brown, Helen Allen, Christina Hart-Davies, Mariella Baldwin, Gillian Barlow, Tim Walker, Valerie Oxley, Sarah Gould, Keith Spurgin, Susan Hillier and Rosie Sanders.
The Society organises regular botany field trips and makes regular visits to Botanical Gardens and their archives. Past excursions include Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Oxford Herbarium, Natural history Museum, Chelsea Physic Garden, National Garden Museum of Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh, and the Botanic Gardens of Leicester and Cambridge.
Please note: all workshops start at 10.00am in the Foundation Building at the Eden Project or at the Sawpit Studio, Heligan. Please check venue details and bring your usual painting materials and a packed lunch.
All workshops need to be booked in advance, please contact Ann Paull using our contact form.
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Sawpit Studio Heligan
£305 including lunches
September at the Sawpit is a great time for looking at the plants around us at the end of the summer. We’ll be focusing on ‘Lovely Leaves’ for this 4-day workshop, using the best plant material the season can offer and focusing in on this most important of botanical subjects.
We’ll be looking at what leaves do for plants and how to approach drawing and painting them with botanical accuracy, noting shapes and forms, vein structures, colour and finishing touches to make our leaves look realistic.
With a two-course catered lunch each day we will have time to study and paint using the facilities of the dedicated botanical art studio in the middle of the beautiful Heligan Gardens. The course costs £305 per person including lunches and can be booked with a £50 non-refundable deposit.
To book or for further information please get in touch by email or through my website: laurasilburn.co.uk
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm