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ZOOM STUDIO SESSIONS - from Sarah's home studio

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Why not join Sarah in her home studio for themed tuition sessions in botanical and natural history art?

 

  • Each session lasts 2 or 3 hours and covers a set theme

  • Various media ~ watercolour ~ gouache ~ pen & ink ~ graphite pencil

  • 'Live' demonstration time, presentations & other learning resources included

  • Question & answer times during each session

  • Dual camera view - tutor & work area

  • See session description for experience level

  • Longer courses available with tutor support between sessions

  • Sessions take place on the Zoom meeting platform

  • Private access to the recording after the session

Each session is carefully created to support you in your learning according to your skill level and give you the opportunity to focus on learning time just for you. 

There will be clear aims and objectives given at the beginning of each session; guidance on the use of specific materials and equipment that are applicable to the theme and media; demonstration of techniques;  a window onto the natural world helping you to connect to the subject matter and understand more about it to inform the development of your artwork; but most of all to have fun alongside others with a mutual interest.

  • Payment is via the payment button for your chosen session using a Paypal account or your debit/credit card.

  • Once payment has been made you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours,  with further details of the Zoom Studio Session and its theme.

The email address that is linked to your Paypal account is the one that will be used for all communication regarding session joining instructions.  If you wish these to be sent to an alternative email address please let Sarah know.  Please also ensure you check your spam/junk email folders if you have not received confirmation of booking or joining instructions.  Thank you.

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Autumn 2024 courses

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Illustrating Beetles in Watercolour

Thursdays 12th, 19th Sept & 3rd October

3-5pm (UK time)

£150

Skill level: Suitable for those with some experience of detailed drawing and watercolour painting techniques

  • 3 session online course 

  • Each session will be recorded

  • Tutor support between sessions using an online learning platform (full instructions will be given)

  • Supporting learning resources provided

  • Image library will be provided

  • Outline of course:

    • Identifying several beetle species​

    • Becoming familiar with beetle anatomy

    • How to use specimens and good quality photographs for reference

    • Drawing stages

    • Identifying and isolating colours

    • Watercolour mixing and painting techniques

    • Establishing and retaining highlights

    • Using other media

    • Looking at the work of other entomological artists

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Illustrating Cones, Seeds & Seedpods on Vellum

Tuesdays 5th, 12th & 26th November

3-5pm (UK time)

£150

Skill level: Suitable for those with significant experience in detailed drawing and watercolour painting techniques

  • 3 session online course 

  • Each session will be recorded

  • Tutor support between sessions using an online learning platform (full instructions will be given)

  • Supporting learning resources provided

  • Outline of course:

    • Origins of vellum and parchment and historical significance
    • Different types of vellum and their uses
    • Preparation of the vellum surface
    • Transferring your drawing onto vellum
    • Protecting your vellum during the drawing/painting process
    • Identifying and choosing suitable specimens
    • Becoming familiar with their structure

    • Structured drawing techniques for more complex subjects

    • Equipment to use for painting on vellum

    • Watercolour mixing and painting techniques for working on vellum

    • Looking at the work of other botanical artists who have work on vellum - past and present

ILLUSTRATION ~ TUITION ~ LEARNING EXPERIENCES

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