BOTANICAL PEN & INK MASTERCLASS - Copşa Mare, Transylvania
Botanical Pen & Ink Illustration with Sarah Morrish at
Transylvania School of Botanic Art & Illustration
1st to 7th October 2023
Join Sarah in Copşa Mare, a farming village in southern Transylvania in early Autumn. You will be surrounded by lowland wood pasture, hectares of old Oak, Beech and Hornbeam forest, exceptionally rich in flora and fauna.
The open wood pastures will be explored during periods of fieldwork, examining some of the plant species found there, numbering over 1000. During this time of year there will also be a variety of locally grown fruits, all making perfect subjects to bring back to the studio for more intensive study and drawing.
With only 5 spaces available, this workshop is suitable for those with experience of detailed botanical drawing and will give you the opportunity to advance your drawing and pen and ink skills, receiving expert tuition tailored to your needs.
Subjects covered will include:
Examining, choosing and preserving botanical subjects
Interpreting form, texture, colour and pattern - purposes of mark-making
Use of different pens and papers for pen and ink work
Mark-making techniques - specific to scientific botanical illustration
Mark-making techniques - creating more dynamic marks and atmospheric perspective
Composition and creating a narrative in your work
Those final touches in an illustration
To help you get the most from this workshop, Sarah will use an overhead camera linked to a computer screen so that you can see the full range of mark-making techniques used in her work.
The studio day will finish at 4pm, after which is free time.
This includes six nights of accommodation in your own room with bathroom, five days of tuition, all meals and wine throughout your stay , and airport transfers (please fly to Sibiu via Vienna or Munich if possible).
Rachel and James de Candole, our hosts, have restored the former town hall in Copsa Mare, originally built in the 1890s . This is now their family home and where you will stay or in one of the two farmhouses they have restored in the village. Meals will be eaten together, of fresh local produce (vegetarians and vegans catered for) included being hosted in the village for a couple of the evenings.
James, Rachel and Sarah look forward to welcoming you.
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