A unique opportunity to study botanical illustration within Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve with experienced botanical artist and illustrator, Ruth Wharrier. This level 4 certificate in Botanical Drawing and Painting provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to develop a wide range of skills in botanical painting and illustration.
Course participants will receive tuition in botanical drawing and watercolour painting techniques, composition, botany, historical context and field skills.
Environmental and ecological awareness and natural history are integral aspects of the course.
Based in the new visitors’ centre at Carlton Marshes, participants will have a unique opportunity to study and explore the rich natural resources of the nature reserve throughout the year. The course will include weekly studio-based art classes, seasonal field work with ongoing guidance from the reserve wardens, lectures and lessons in botany.
In addition, students will have access to the archive of the John Inness Centre in Norwich to see original historic botanical works and carry out research. Also, opportunities will be given to explore a contrasting environment within formal gardens for the study of cultivated plants.
Ruth Wharrier’s adventurous course will do more than help build the art of botanical illustration. It will encourage intimate attention to plants, which is the key to understanding and respecting them.
Richard Mabey (Patron)
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For enquiries, contact Ruth on 07722 015847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org