Eden Botanical Courses

We currently run courses for non-members in association with the Eden Project. If you are a member, please see our Events pages for specialist courses you can sign up to.

An Introduction to Botanical Painting with the Eden Project Florilegium Society 7th-9th May 2021              NOW BOOKING!

This course will start with an introduction to the history of botanical illustration and how the traditional methods of watercolour, pen and ink and graphite have been used for centuries. We will refresh the basic drawing techniques used in botanical art: accurate line-drawing and tonal shading to make your subject appear three-dimensional, as well as helping you arrange your subject on the paper before moving on to watercolour technique, including mixing colours and using watercolour washes to build up a three-dimensional and life-like image.

The course includes three days of expert tuition, lunch and refreshments each day and free entry to the Eden Project and is suitable for beginners although all levels are welcome. It is ideal as a continuation from the Introduction to Botanical Illustration course. For further information or to book click here or ring the Eden box office on 01726 811972.

All courses are held in the fantastic surroundings of the Eden Project. Laura Silburn will teach the course. Courses are suitable for complete beginners or intermediate artists.

Below are past courses we have run with The Eden Project. 

A 5-DAY Complete Introduction to Botanical Drawing and Painting

This course aims to give you a thorough introduction to drawing and painting plants and combines our two previous introductions into one week-long course. Including a half-day of botanical study, the course aims to help you create a finished piece by the end of the week.

A 3-DAY Preparing a Botanical Study Page

This new course will go through everything you need to record to create a botanical study page. This can then be used to produce an accurate piece of botanical art although a study page can be an attractive work of art in its own right.