"These classes are beautifully taught and so encouraging" - Felicity
Nature provides us with beautiful and intricate shapes and forms. This can be both an inspiration and a challenge for artists!
Using line drawing and watercolour techniques this course provides an introduction to the art of botanical illustration. A relaxed course that will allow you to learn at your own pace and enjoy the process of documenting nature through art.
Line drawing techniques and shading
Studying shapes in nature
Mixing natural colours
Watercolour painting to achieve texture
How to use watercolour paint delicately and selectively
Each week will focus on a new skill and you’ll get the chance to draw from a variety of subjects including flowers, leaves, fruits and vegetables.
All materials included. Suitable for beginners and those looking for a new challenge.
Full list of class dates
For all courses I offer a full refund if you call or email me to cancel at least 14 days before the start of your booking. I am unable to offer you any refund if your course is due to commence within 14 days, or if you do not attend a session/s during the course.
Cancellation by Cardiff Artspace
I reserve the right to cancel any course or class at any time. If this happens you can choose either a full refund or a transfer to an alternative course/ date.
How to find us
The Studio is based in Meanwhile House, just a 10 minute walk from Cardiff Central station. We're just off Curran Embankment. From Penarth Road take the turning between Big Yellow Storage and Kwik Fit and we're the first turning on the left.
Daytimes (until 6pm): The carpark directly outside the building is reserved for staff only until 6pm on weekdays and this is monitored so please do not park here. The nearest street parking is just over the bridge along the river on either Taff Embankment or Taffs Mead Embankment. This is charged with meters so do check the signs but it is a very short walk from here to the studio. A new carpark has also opened up just opposite the studio and you can get a discounted rate of £3 per day if you tell them you are here for Meanwhile House. The studio is also just a 10 minute walk from Cardiff Central train station so easily accessible by public transport.
Evenings (6pm onwards): The carpark on site is available to visitors on weekends and from 6pm on weekdays. Please park along the gate opposite the building, not in any of the spaces which are reserved. If you arrive early for your class I'd advise you wait with your car until 6pm just in case of a permit inspection.
The studio is on the first floor, accessed via a staircase. Please contact me if you have any access requirements as due to the restrictions of the building, there is unfortunately no lift access.