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Nature Drawing and Illustration

Wed 2 - Fri 4 Aug 2017

Nature drawing montage 1 c Sarah Morrish

image: Sarah Morrish

Explore drawing and painting techniques of natural history illustration, using graphite pencil and other dry media.

This course will explore the techniques used to draw and paint natural objects using graphite pencil and other dry media such as charcoal pencils, tinted graphite pencils and waxy sketching pencils.  Initially we will focus on line drawing, then move on to develop tonal work and depict form, detail and texture.

Your work will be illustrated on paper of various shades to help compliment the subject matter.  The latter will include a variety of gathered natural objects as well as items collected from around the Kingcombe Centre.

By the end of the course you will have experienced a foundation in nature drawing which will provide a springboard to develop your skills further, whether it be keeping a seasonal/nature sketchbook or exploring other subject matter.

This course is ideal for people who are new to drawing nature and/or those that have some drawing experience already and want to develop and refine it further.

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.


£289 pp Residential  -  includes 2 night sole occupancy accommodation, full board including a home cooked breakfast, tea/cake, lunch and 3 course dinner, all tuition/activities.

£209 pp Non-Residential  -  includes all of the above except bed and breakfast.


The course will start at 1pm on Wednesday with lunch and afternoon session.

The course will finish at 4pm on Friday with afternoon tea.

What to bring: 

A full list of suggested arts materials and equipment is available separately.

Why not combine this with Illustrating Butterflies and Moths (Sat 5 – Sun 6 Aug) to enjoy a longer creative break?  Just add a B&B package.

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This is a new course for 2017.



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Sarah Morrish

Nature drawing montage 1 c Sarah Morrish