Visual Art

Botanical Illustration

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10:00 – 16:00

Discover the art of botanical illustration and create your own study of a specimen plant or flower.

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Be guided in the art of Botanical Illustration. Learn about the importance of colour mixing charts, graphite charts and sketchbooks.  Discover how to observe, study and draw a specimen plant or flower and tackle the complexities of drawing and painting for scientific study.

This course is suitable for improvers and those with some experience.

About the Day

Botanical Illustration will run from 10am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.


10am Introduction to Botanical Illustration and colour/graphite charts, plus importance of sketch books.

10.30am Break

10.45am Look at your chosen specimen and initial drawings

12 noon Lunch

1pm Painting/drawing specimen

2.30pm Break

3.45pm Discussion and questions

4.00pm Finish

Essential Information

We will provide paper for your final painting.  You will need to bring graphite pencils, watercolour paints or coloured pencils, sketch book, magnifying glass, ruler, hobby-craft knife, putty rubber and pencil sharpener.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Lady Jane Parker-Clark

Lady Jane Parker-Clark lives quietly in a rural area spending much of her time on her sketchbooks, drawing and gardening.  She holds an A level in Art & Design plus an HND with distinction in Art & Design.  In 2001 she was awarded the Lothian, Borders and Angus Co-operative Arts Prize; 2007 awarded The St. Cuthbert’s Award for watercolour.  In 2010 she studied Botanical Illustration for two years using watercolour with the Society of Botanical Artists and in 2012 was awarded their Diploma with distinction.  She is a member of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists.  The majority of her work now is in graphite followed by coloured pencil.  Having had several solo exhibitions, she is now working towards exhibiting in 2023 researching the use of plants in ancient funerary practices and their symbolism interwoven with homo sapiens.

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