28/06/2022
29/06/2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£135
Event information
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price
£135

This two day workshop will give you the chance to draw and paint some of the beautiful and diverse grasses and sedges that grow in the Botanic Garden’s collection.  You’ll get to learn a bit about these plants, and have the chance to examine and draw them in detail. Day one will focus on grasses with some information on grass anatomy and variety, then we’ll be drawing several different species that we’ll gather from the gardens, and looking at their flowers and seeds up close. After, we’ll get down to work on a watercolour painting of one or several of these plants. Day two is the turn of the sedges, with a brief overview of the anatomy of this family, followed by the chance to collect and draw sedges from the gardens. After examining these plants and doing line drawings, we’ll work up a finished illustration of one or more sedges, possibly alongside some species of grass. We’ll touch on the rush family in passing, and hopefully by the course end you’ll have a basic grasp of these fascinating families, and have had the chance to focus on illustrating them.