IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS - The Holt Estate, Hampshire

The Holt Estate
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The Holt Estate

Sarah teaches workshops and courses at The Holt Estate, near Winchester in Hampshire, throughout the year.

The course venue is located in a beautiful rural setting in the South Downs National Park.  

The Holt Estate is centrally located near to Winchester with good road links to the M3, A272 & A32

If you are interested in attending any of the workshops below, please let Sarah know by emailing her at:  info@illustratingnaturesdetails.com

You will then be notified of availability and payment can be made via the Paypal buttons below.

You do not need to have a Paypal account to use the payment platform.

Your place is only secure once payment is made.

Confirmation of payment and further information will be sent within 24 hours of booking.

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Illustrating British Birds of Prey in Pen & Ink

20th & 21st May 2022

£140

Many birds of prey are considered iconic birds and are depicted in a range of media in natural history art.

During this workshop Sarah will share with you the techniques she uses to create the initial drawing, with a focus on observational skills and measuring techniques that can be used to help us achieve an accurate drawing.

Then we will focus on the range of mark-making techniques in pen and ink that are required for such subjects, at first learning to understand the purpose of those marks (tonal values and form, colour differences, pattern and texture), before applying them to our drawing.

Archival quality fine line pens will be used or alternatively you may use technical drawing pens.

Suitable for those with some experience in detailed drawing techniques.  Can be new to drawing in pen and ink or have some experience.

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Botanical Art Surgery Workshop

18th June 2022

£75

Bring along your botanical art work that is proving to be a bit of a challenge.  This botanical art surgery will be an opportunity to have support and guidance from Sarah in the fundamentals of botanical art and other techniques that are used in developing your work further.

This one day workshop is only for work already in progress, not for starting new work whilst attending, with a preference on working from life, rather than photographs.  Work can be in watercolour, graphite pencil or pen and ink.

Suitable for those new to botanical art and those with some experience.

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Natural History Art Surgery Workshop

16th July 2022

£75

Bring along your natural history art work that is proving to be a bit of a challenge.  This natural history art surgery will be an opportunity to have support and guidance from Sarah in the fundamentals of natural history illustration and other techniques that are used in developing your work further.

This one day workshop is only for work already in progress, not for starting new work whilst attending.  Please bring your subject matter with you and if working from photographs or digital images, these need to be of good quality. Work can be in watercolour, graphite pencil or pen and ink.

Suitable for those new to natural history illustration and those with some experience.

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Nature Drawing in Dry Media ~ Drawing Techniques & Exploration of Pencil & Paper Types

23rd & 24th September

£140 *THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL*

Drawing is the essential foundation to botanical and natural history art and there is a wide range of media that can be used. 

During this workshop we will be using dry media such as graphite, oil-based charcoal, tinted charcoal and waxy sketching pencils.  We will not be restricted to using white paper, as these options offer a great deal of versatility when used with colour paper.

The emphasis will be on drawing from life, portraying subjects from Sarah’s natural history collection in a realistic, natural and accurate way.

Some materials will be available to use during the workshop, and a range of papers available for purchase.

Suitable for those new to natural history illustration and those with some experience.

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Lichens & Mosses in Pen & Ink ~ Creating an Atmospheric Background with Inks & Illustrating a Small & Hidden World

14th & 15th October

£140 *THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL*

During this workshop we will delve into the minute and hidden world of lichens and mosses, becoming familiar with species and their varying forms.  Sarah will guide you through every stage in developing a detailed illustration, from drawing the initial shapes to the application of varying mark-making techniques to create form, texture and pattern.

As part of the workshop there will also be the opportunity to learn more about using watercolour and/or diluted ink to create an atmospheric background incorporating the inspirational colours seen in lichens.

Suitable for those with some experience in detailed botanical drawing techniques.  Can be new to drawing in pen and ink or have some experience.

Large, light, airy working space

Limited to 8 attendees when needed (Covid restrictions)

Subjects included

 General refreshments & afternoon cake included

Easy access, all on one level

Car park 

For further information please email:  info@illustratingnaturesdetails.com