Fruits of our Labours : Online botanical drawing and painting course
Course available online 6-21 March 2021 (book by 5pm on 4 March)
Inspired by plums, cherries and pears, this online course explores the language of art through a range of media, including pencil drawing, coloured pencil crayon, pastel, ink and watercolour, plus an optional calligraphic design element.
This course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to more experienced artists, and contains video demonstrations to allow you to work at your own pace.
Examples of work in a variety of media will inspire your approach to working with botanical fruit subjects. Subjects can be arranged individually, or in small still life groups. There will also be inspiration from art historical and design sources, and a range of worksheets are available to assist your work.
Your artistic outcome can be in any medium, for example pencil or pastel drawing, painting, or calligraphic design. It can be a single more sustained and developed piece of work, or a collection of pieces showing ideas and experiments on your artistic journey.
Once you have bought a ticket, the tutor will email you with details of how to login to the course. The course will be available online to complete at your own pace from 6am on Saturday 6 March until 11.30pm on Sunday 21 March 2021. On completion of the course, you will receive a constructive critique from the tutor which will help you to further develop your work.
Our expert tutor
Elizabeth Beattie is an experienced artist and teacher. She is a fine art graduate with a PhD in Art History and an Advanced Diploma in Calligraphy. She currently teaches adult recreational courses in drawing, painting and calligraphy at Malvern School of Art (part of WCG Malvern). She has presented a series of ongoing workshops for Worcester Cathedral since 2016 when she was Artist in Residence there.