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Brush with Nature - Illustrating Feathers

Sat 6 Aug 2016

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From the paleness of a Barn Owl feather to the iridescence of a Peacock feather, learn to illustrate this inspiring subject.

Sarah will have a range of feathers for you to choose from and you will be guided through the first stage of drawing a feather accurately to the latter stages of creating realistic colours using watercolours and gouache paints.

The guidance and motivation you will receive on the course will equip you with the skills to develop in the future. 

This course is ideal for people wanting to keep a seasonal/nature sketchbook.  All levels of experience are welcome and our small class size will ensure individual tuition.

About the Leader:

Sarah Morrish's fascination and passion for illustrating the natural world stems from childhood and combined with her previous work in the field of conservation, her artwork depicts natural forms in a variety of media.  Watercolour is the predominant medium she uses, but her detailed work is also portrayed using other media, such as acrylics, graphite pencil and lino-cuts.  She holds the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Certificate in Botanical Illustration and has been a full exhibiting member of the Society of Floral Painters since 2000.  Sarah received a Certificate of Botanical Merit (CBM) from the Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition in 2014 for her painting of Echinacea purpurea.


£80 pp  -  includes all tuition, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


Arrive from 9.45am for morning tea.  The course will start at 10am and finish at 4.00pm.

What to bring: 

A separate list of items will be sent to all participants.  Sarah can also offer a loan palette for a small surcharge to those who are new to painting and illustration.

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Comments from previous events:
I came on the Spring Botanical painting course run by Sarah.  She is Fabulous.  Very well organised, works at the ability and speed of all her pupils, her style of teaching is very effective and informative without making you feel you are in a lecture!  I was so engrossed the time flew by and I learnt so much - Jo.

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