Education Courses

Art Masterclass: First Flowers of the Year - Janet Dyer

This is an opportunity to explore drawing and painting delicate, vibrant and sometimes subtle colours of flowers and leaves as we gather them into a bunch. Our collections will form the basis of a lovely personal sketchbook.

Your Garden in Winter

All is far from quiet in the garden in winter, from propagation to preparation for the coming year, there are a great many jobs you can be doing during the winter months.

Drawing the Garden of Your Dreams

Drawing the Garden of Your Dreams

This two-day workshop will particularly focus on the drawing skills and principles of garden design to help you create an outdoor space.

Winter Tree Identification

This one-day workshop is designed for complete beginners and will equip you with the skills to identify trees throughout the year.

Painting on Vellum - Beautiful Buds

You will have the opportunity to try different types of vellum-ranging from the whiter smooth uniform Kelmscott to the creamy Classic Calf vellum with its subtle variations in surface tone and character. All technical aspects will be covered- including any surface preparation of the vellum, transferring a drawing to the vellum, painting techniques and methods of correction.

Lichen Identification

An introduction to the fundamental features of lichens.

Building a Strong Portfolio (14yrs+)

This course is specifically aimed at students who are interested in building their portfolio and presenting it for further education.

Rags to Rugs

A beginners hands-on course concentrating on basic tapestry weaving skills incorporating rags as weft.

Digital Plant Photography Workshop I

Learn how to get the most out of your digital camera and discover the advantages of taking plant photographs digitally.

Colombian Wise People and their Medicine

This workshop will give and insight into the depth of knowledge held by wise people of the Amazon forest of their traditional medicine. This will be an introduction to the use of medicinal plants by the indigenous healers.

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