WEEKLY botanical course

deal botanical coloured pencil group
woodland (detail)

This local course in botanical coloured pencil is now in its third year. We have a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and a step by step approach, making the course suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience. This year's topics have included rosehips,crab apples, heathers, holly, yew and chillies.

We look at choosing and composing subjects, their botanical features, colour matching and blending, coloured pencil types and techniques 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.

The Golf Road Community Centre regularly shows work from both Nature Into Art (Mondays) and Botanical Coloured Pencil (Wednesdays), so do come and look.

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
01304 239199

Wednesday mornings 10.00 - 12.30
Next term starts 22nd April 2020

Course fees are payable by the term and new students may join at any time if there are spaces. For more information and an enrolment form please contact:

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