Saturday April 13th

Painting Fritillary on Vellum

Diane’s much awaited workshop coincided with the loss of our treasured Mally which made it very difficult to focus on painting. However, in true Mally style we soldiered on painting our Fritillary meleagris and bluebells on Kelmscott Vellum.

Diane demonstrated just how robust Kelmscott is to paint on, a glass like surface but with the ability to gently wash off errors, dry and start again. An excellent surface for dried brushwork.

We were also supplied with an extremely useful colour mix chart of greens and browns. Diane advocated her preferred use of Colbalt blue mixed with lemon for greens and using Cerulean in highlights.

At the close of the two day workshop Diane thanked us for our efforts in the circumstances and commented on what a very special person Mally must have been to have such an affect on all who attended. The workshop was therefore dedicated with our love to her memory.

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Sunday September 29th

All Members’ Painting Day

A get together at the Sawpit Studio to learn Green mixes (using Dianne Sutherland Colour Chart).

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Friday October 4th

An Introduction to Botanical Painting with the Eden Project Florilegium Society

This course  took place in the wonderful setting of the Mediterranean Biome at The Eden Project in Cornwall. The course covered how to use accurate line drawing and tonal shading and watercolours to turn this into a finished painting.

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Saturday October 19th

Autumn colours in the Sawpit Studio

A three day course for all abilities. Laura Silburn

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Sunday November 17th

Workshop with Laura Silburn

Award winning Laura Silburn on how to create a really good sketch book page based on Mediterranean plants.

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Friday September 4th - Sunday September 6th

Late Summer Colour

Sawpit Studio

A three day botanical painting course at the Sawpit studio

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Friday September 18th - Sunday September 20th

Late Summer Colour Course 2

An autumn 3-day botanical course in Sawpit Studio at the Wagon House in Heligan Gardens in Cornwall, focused on flowers such as Japanese anemones, crocosmias, schizostylis and hydrangeas.

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Saturday November 14th

Susan Hillier Workshop

Foundation Building, Eden Project
Coloured Pencil

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Saturday April 10th
11:00 am