One day painting course at the Linnean

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

ART CLASS 10:00–16:00 Tuesday 10 April 2018

Image © Maria Sibylla Merian

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.

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 will not be able to consume food or drink within the building.

About the artists

Rebecca Jewell is a print-maker and collage artist j
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 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.