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Illustrating Feathers

Fri 10 Mar 2017

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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, both on paper and vellum, but her detailed work is also portrayed using other media, such as gouache, graphite pencil and pen & ink. She has been awarded a Silver Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society for her botanical art work, as well as a Certificate of Botanical Merit by the Society of Botanical Artists in the UK. She is also a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.


£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.

Combine this with our brand new Owl Illustration Workshop (Sat 11 – Sun 12 Mar 2017) to enjoy a longer creative break.  Just add a B&B package.

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Comments from previous events:

I've just attended Sarah's 'Painting Feathers' workshop which I thoroughly enjoyed. Kingcombe gets its usual 5* rating on every level, I only wish I could have booked a longer stay this year.  Many thanks to everyone who helps to make Kingcombe such a special place - Heather.

The Kingcombe centre has a lovely calm, friendly ambience which makes it very easy to relax and enjoy whatever course you have come to do.  The food is delicious and there is always plenty of tea and coffee to help yourself to.  Painting feathers with Sarah Morrish was thoroughly enjoyable and informative and the day passed too quickly.  Thank you - Angela.

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