Flowers in Vintage Vases

This two-day course will act as a re-cap of watercolour painting methods as well as working on drawing and painting ‘still life.’

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

TWO DAY ART CLASS 10:00–16:00 Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March 2019

All workshops are aimed to accommodate mixed abilities, with tuition for all levels.
The classes have a maximum of ten 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.

Flowers in Antique Vases

This two-day course will act as a re-cap of watercolour painting methods as well as working on drawing and painting ‘still life.’ Materials will include pen-and-ink and watercolour, with the chance to paint a delightful arrangement of spring flowers in beautiful jugs and vases. To help understand technique and composition, the work of contemporary artists, such as Elizabeth Blackadder, Angie Lewin and the late Mary Fedden, will be discussed.

The course will include a visit to the unique Linnean Treasures Collection and a visit to the Library to see flower illustrations

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


This two-day workshop costs £120 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 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.
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 is a graduate and prizewinner of The Royal College of Art.
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.

You can find Rebecca and Sandy on Instagram, @DrawnFromNature


Event Registration

Two day art class - Flowers in Vintage Vases - £120.00 (6 places remaining)

Once your Registration has been successfully submitted, you will receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Please bring it with you on the day, either in print or on your phone.

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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