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ZOOM STUDIO SESSIONS - from Sarah's home studio

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

  • Each session lasts 2 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

  • 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.

Gouache is a highly opaque form of water-based media, which is also extremely versatile when illustrating the natural world.  You have the flexibility of working from dark to light using this media, which is very beneficial when creating the form, visual density and texture of your subject.

During this introductory session you will be shown examples of specific exercises and techniques that will guide you through the early stages of using this media and help to increase your painting confidence.

There will also be 'live' demonstrations of painting a variety of subject matter,  where you will see the use of further techniques and the development of a painting during its different stages.

Join Sarah from the comfort of your own home as she introduces to you the dip-pen nibs that she uses for her pen and ink work.  The Zebra Maru mapping nib and Zebra G nib are her nibs of choice after several years of research and suit the way she works. Whether it be detailed scientific illustration or a more expressive way of drawing.

Dip-pen nibs are another versatile resource available to nature artists and offer the opportunity to easily use a variety of ink colours.

During the 'live' demonstrations you will be introduced to a variety of mark-making techniques that Sarah uses whilst drawing and sketching freely with a dip-pen.

This session will include all new content, not used in a previous Zoom Studio Session on the same theme

  • 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.

Other useful information

  • You will need access to a computer and a good internet connection

  • You will need to download the Zoom Meetings platform which is free and be responsible for any technical issues that may occur. Sarah can not take responsibility for these or provide support in this area.

  • Each session is usually a 'stand-alone' session and this is not a structured course where individual feedback is provided after each session.


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