Midsummer Palette : Online botanical drawing and painting course
Course available online 29 May to 13 June 2021 (book by 5pm on 27 May)
This colourful online course has a botanical drawing and painting focus, as late spring buds give way to trees and hedgerows in full bloom and summer woodlands and meadows. The course is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to more experienced artists and also includes an optional calligraphic project. It contains a Power point presentation and a range of video tutorials.
Working at your own pace, you can choose a favourite medium such as coloured pencil crayon or graphite. Alternatively, you may want to try something new, such as exploring pastels, watercolour or acrylic painting, perhaps for the first time. You can work indoors or outside from direct observation if you wish or use photographs to inspire your work. Whatever your choice, the course will provide experienced tuition to help you to produce competent and colourful works of art.
The Power point presentation will introduce contemporary and traditional works of art to inspire and inform your work. Worksheets will also be available to help you develop new techniques and approaches to drawing and painting. Video tutorials will guide your artistic journey through a range of media. The optional calligraphic project will show you how to combine a beautiful naturalistic script with your own illustration for a set of greetings cards.
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 (WCG Malvern). She has presented a series of ongoing workshops for Worcester Cathedral since 2016, when she was Artist in Residence there.
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 29 May until 11.30pm on Sunday 13 June 2021. On completion of the course, you will receive a constructive critique from the tutor which will help you to further develop your work.