Botanical Art with Jane Stark, Burren College, Co. Clare

15 to 19 May 2017, 9am to 4pm daily | Cost: €385
Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Botanical Art for Beginners with Jane Stark. The course is a very basic introduction to botanical art and flower painting with lots of information about the painting and drawing materials and how to use them. Handouts on relevant topics will be available each day, including some basic botanical information and diagrams.

Observation is everything. On the first day, participants will focus on details, shading, creating texture, getting the proportions right, light and shade, followed by an introduction to watercolour – colour properties, colour mixing, making colour charts, using brushes, laying down a wash. The class will be devoted to doing a pencil sketch of the chosen plant and adding colour. This will be a preliminary drawing similar to what might be done in a sketch book, with notes about colour added. Using the skills learned and exercises completed in the first three days, students will draw out and paint their chosen plant on watercolour paper. Lots of one-to-one help, including demonstrations of relevant techniques.

Contact Julia Long at 065 7077200, E: julia@burrencollege.ie
burrencollege.ie/summerworkshops/botanical-art-beginners

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