Offered byAtelier Clos Mirabel in South West France
Join Catherine Watters for one week of drawing and painting the incredibly diverse flora of Atelier Clos Mirabel, using watercolours to capture the colours and textures of the plants.
After our walk in the grounds, we will head to the studio where Catherine will introduce her 10 stages to successfully illustrate a subject. You will carefully observe, measure and draw your subject focusing on form, light and texture.
After composing your illustration, we will discuss the properties of watercolours and transparent colour mixing. You will apply several layers from the base tea wash to the dry brush finishing touches, using proper lighting to make your subject come to life.
The course will include a PowerPoint presentation on ‘The History of Botanical Art’, numerous demonstrations and an exhibition on the last day.
Catherine will also show you how to create a Botanical Journal to document your experience at Clos Mirabel. This is a lovely way to capture a special moment in a magical place.
Students will work with graphite and watercolour, however if you prefer, you can use coloured pencils. All levels of experience are welcome.
8 - 15 June 2024, Botanical Art Retreat - France
Venue Atelier Clos Mirabel - France
276, Avenue des Frères Barthélémy
Jurançon, Pau 64110 FRA
FeeTutor's Fee: 450 euros per participant + Full Board Accommodation: 1595€ to 2695€ per week based on room choice & single or shared occupancy