Art class at the Linnean

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom,
W1J 0BF,
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 228

ART CLASS 10:00–16:00 Tuesday 17 July 2018

Image © Maria Sibylla Merian

Following the success of our first art class in April (pictures here), we are pleased to offer our next class in July.

Historically, botanical paintings were made from looking at pressed plants - this class will explore that process and work from pressed examples along with a selection of the Society's insects, herbarium sheets and shells.

This watercolour workshop will start with a special viewing of the Linnaean collections in the vault, along with an exploration of some original artwork in the beautiful library, and participants will then work on drawing the specimens in the newly built Discovery Room.

The classes are suitable for all levels of expertise. Some materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own painting equipment.

This workshop costs £60 and is open to all.

  • Registration is essential to secure your place.
  • Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 9.30 and the workshop will begin at 10.00.
  • The workshop includes an hour lunch break. Participants are encouraged to take their lunch outside the Society as there are no convenient facilities for eating - the Discovery Room itself is home to some of the Society's unique historical collections.

About the artists

Rebecca Jewell is a print-maker and collage artist
Rebecca Jewell is a print-maker and collage artist. She has a PhD from The Royal College of Art and is artist in residence in the Oceanic department of the British Museum. Her work is held in the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the British Library, as well as in many private collections.
Sandy Ross Sykes
Sandy Ross Sykes is a graduate and prizewinner of The Royal College of Art and is a trained Botanical artist who has spent the last ten years illustrating the vanishing species of flora in the rainforests of SE Asia. Her work is held in RBGK (Kew) Singapore and the USA.