Education Courses

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles.

Looking through their eyes: Scottish Artists

Draw nature by learning from the work and style of Scottish artists. Over 5 weeks we will take inspiration from the following artists: Victoria Crowe, Elizabeth Blackadder, Barbara Rae, David Michie and Duncan Shanks.

Herbs of the Highlands

Learn all about the natural and nutritious remedies (and feel something of the magic!) of our native Flora Celtica

Expressive Watercolour & Landscape - Intermediate to Advanced

Explore the techniques, and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting.

Expressive Watercolour & Landscape - Beginners

Explore the techniques and expressive joys of landscape watercolour painting.

Beginning Botanical Illustration (Monday Mornings)

This class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting.

Beginning Botanical Illustration (Monday evenings)

This class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting.

The Art of Nature Printing

Join designer and printmaker Pia Östlund for a two-day workshop inspired by original botanical works.

Botanical Artistry: Bees at the Botanics - Ali McLeod

Over five weeks we will use miniature paintbrushes and watercolour to create an exquisitely detailed illustration of a bee and flowers from RBGE, whilst learning about the essential role these insects play in all our gardens.

Looking Through their Eyes: More Scottish Artists

Draw nature by learning from the work and style of Scottish artists. Over 5 weeks we will take inspiration from the following artists: Peploe, Cadell, Wm Gillies, Leon Morrocco and Barbara Rae.

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