weekly local course - deal botanical coloured pencil group

woodland (detail)

The new local course in botanical coloured pencil has grown steadily. We have a relaxed atmosphere and a step by step approach, making the course suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience. We started the year with hedgerow berries and winter twigs. Hellebores, crocuses and tulips followed in spring and we are finishing with local wild flowers and Kent cherries.

We look at choosing and composing subjects, colour matching and blending, a range of techniques, finishing touches and final presentation. It is an opportunity to take time out, leave everything behind and concentrate on creating something from inspiring natural material. Coloured pencil work is known to be very absorbing and therapeutic. It is not as technically challenging as watercolour, but the results can be stunning and some of our beginners have made great progress.

What the students say...

“The course welcomes both beginners and more experienced artists. Sessions are very well organised with group and also one-to-one tuition and guidance. I am enjoying this course immensely. It has given me a much greater appreciation of art generally and of botanical observation in particular.” (Marion)

Helen’s classes provide an opportunity for those at all levels to study plant life closely in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Positive support and encouragement are given with valuable demonstrations and individual attention. A lively, happy couple of hours well spent!” (Eileen)

The Training Room,
Golf Road Community Centre,
28 Golf Road,
CT14 6PY

Wednesday mornings 10.00 - 12.00
Next term starts 12th September 2018

For more information and an enrolment form please contact:

Image: "Woodland" (detail) by Helen Hanson SBA