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Botanical Illustration

5 Week Course

Wed 01 May 2024



£135* / £115*


7pm - 9.30pm

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Botanical Illustration

5 Week Course

Plants have great cultural importance they are used as symbols of identity as well as for food and medicine. In this course we will be taking a close look at the plants we use in our everyday lives. We will follow the seasons creating a personal collection of illustrations documenting the herbs, vegetables and flowers that have particular significance to us as individuals.

We will be using drawing materials such as sanguine and graphite pencils as well as watercolour and will be honing our practical skills and techniques exploring the following

  • Observation
  • Texture
  • Line
  • Colour
  • Proportion
  • Volume
  • Light and shadow
  • Composition

We will also look at Botanical Illustration within the context of art histories.

In the final week of the of the course we will take some time to collectively share our illustrations and stories.

This course is suitable for those who have no previous experience as well as those who want to expand their existing skills.

All basic materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring along personal favourites as well as some specimens to work from.

Course Dates

Wednesdays – 7pm – 9.30pm

  • Wed 01 May
  • Wed 08 May
  • Wed 15 May
  • Wed 22 May
  • Wed 05 June

NB: there will be no session in half term


Artist and educator Ludmila Centurión grew up in Asunción, Paraguay where she studied and worked before moving to the UK to complete a MA in Creative Arts in Education at The University of Exeter. After graduating in 2021, she has chosen to stay in England to continue exploring the arts, arts education, creativity and this country’s diverse cultures. She has over 10 years of teaching art to a broad range of students, from children to adults. Her studies and workshops draw on the ideas of British philosopher and art historian, Sir Herbert Read and her own cultural heritage.

Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.


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