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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.

Silk Painting

Learn how to interpret some of your favourite spring flowers using various silk painting techniques

Digital Plant Photography II

A one-day advanced course, suitable for those who have attended Digital Plant Photography I or who have experience of using a high-end digital camera.

Intermediate Botanical Illustration (Tuesday mornings)

This class helps students to consolidate and develop their skills before moving on to the more advanced RBGE illustration courses and master classes. Suitable for students who have completed the ten-week beginners class.

Beginning Botanical Illustration (Tuesday afternoons)

This class introduces students to techniques in botanical painting.

Continuing Botanical Illustration

Designed to help those moving on from the beginner’s courses, this course will introduce different media and more involved drawing and colour mixing with each ten-week block focusing on a different subject.

Learn to Relax

Learning to relax is a friendly invitation to come home to yourself. Being present to whatever experiences arise in the mind without necessarily engaging them brings greater flexibility and clarity to one’s life. Six sessions over 12 weeks

Drawing for Beginners

This ten-week practical drawing course aims to inspire confidence in the beginner by achieving the basic drawing skills relevant to both botanical illustration and a fine art practice.

Botanical Artistry: Garden Visitors - Pests and Pollinators

Birds, insects and small creatures will be looked at from a gardener’s point of view in this course which focuses on the depiction of different textures and careful colour mixing.

Pilates: Beginners - Intermediate

Help prevent or ease your gardening back pain with this gentle exercise class. Pilates is a form of exercise that improves posture, prevents back pain and strengthens core muscles.

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