Butterflies and Moths (Art Class)

This will be a day of drawing and painting in watercolour butterflies from the Linnean Society's handling collection.

Date:
Venue:
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
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Organiser: learning@linnean.org
02074344479 ext 228
Registration: Open

ART CLASS 10:00–16:00 Thursday 14th November 2019

This workshop is for adults and is aimed to accommodate mixed abilities, with tuition for all levels. The classes have a maximum of eight students, and usually there will be two tutors, so that individual attention is possible.

Basic watercolour materials will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them.

A full listing of upcoming workshops can be found here: Discovery Workshops

Butterfly

This class will be a day of drawing and painting in watercolour butterflies from the Linnean Society's handling collection. It will aim to provide a better understanding of the structure and life of butterflies and moths.

The class will include a visit to the Linnean Society's Library to see work from past Masters, including the extraordinary paintings of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717).

The class will take place in the newly-built studio in the Linnean Society, which has a wonderful cabinet display of books and objects.


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 9.45 and the workshops will begin at 10.00.
  • Basic materials, as well as teas and coffees, will be provided.
  • The workshops include 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.

PSSST! Did you know the Discovery Workshop programme is non-for-profit, with any leftover income cycling back to subsidise places for those who are unable to pay? To apply for a subsidised or free place, please send an email to learning@linnean.org, noting which workshop/course you are interested in attending.

See Rebecca and Sandy's artist profile here.

You can find Rebecca and Sandy on Instagram, @DrawnFromNature

Event Registration

Butterflies and Moths - £60.00 (3 places remaining)

Once you have bought your ticket online, you will receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Please bring it with you on the day, either in print or on your phone.

If you do not receive this email, please get in touch with learning@linnean.org to confirm your place.

A full refund will be available if you can no longer attend and email learning@linnean.org 48 hours before the start of the event. Refunds may not be available after this point.

We will only contact via telephone if there is a last minute change to the event and we need to get in contact urgently.

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