Festive Cards (Art Class)

This art class will give a festive grounding in botanical illustration with the opportunity to make a festive card template.

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF
Organiser: learning@linnean.org
02074344479 ext 228

ART CLASS 10:00–16:00 Wednesday 27th 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


This festive art class will aim to give a grounding in botanical drawing and watercolour. The class will guide participants through the different techniques and materials used in botanical and natural history painting and illustration, and conclude with the production of a single festive card which they could then duplicate. A nature table will be the centre-piece of the room, with an arrangement of exotic and diverse specimens.

The class will include a visit to the beautiful Linnean library to see works from the great botanical illustrators of the past.

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.

See Rebecca and Sandy's artist profile here.

You can find Rebecca and Sandy on Instagram, @DrawnFromNature