Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of drawing and painting.
What does the course involve?
This course will provide you with some instruction on how to approach botanical drawings and paintings. The course will begin with developing small drawings of a range of blooms and foliage within the garden and go on to develop one into a larger acrylic painting.
What makes this course special?
We will use the inspirational setting of Cannington Walled Gardens to find blooms and foliage to draw from life. If the weather is clement we will be outside for the duration of the course but there are options to continue indoors if necessary.
Learners will need to make their own way to Cannington and bring a chair comfortable enough to draw and paint in for extended periods.
You are welcome to bring your own sketchbooks, pencils and acrylic paints and brushes if you so wish but these can be provided by the tutor if necessary.
What are the assessment methods?
The tutor will provide pointers and feedback to help you develop your own drawing and painting style and stretch yourself over the two days.
Are there any additional costs for the course?
The cost of the course includes tea on arrival, lunch on both days and tea and cake in the afternoon all provided in the Walled garden café.
What are the progression options?
We offer a range of drawing and painting courses in Bridgwater and Taunton Campuses including life drawing sessions and termly painting courses. We also offer Access to HE courses in Art and Design.