Botanical Painting Workshop Friday 11th March 2022
Enjoy a relaxed and inspiring one day botanical painting workshop with renowned botanical artist Mariella Baldwin at The Garden Cobham.
Learn tips and tricks from an expert while you paint your own still life floral study.
Course price includes a delicious healthy lunch, refreshments and all materials.
This workshop has been designed to give you an idea of the techniques and skills under taken by a botanical artist to create a painting that looks as if the plant could be plucked from the page, together with exploring the alchemy of watercolours.
The workshop will be lead by botanical artist Mariella Baldwin who will help you develop your observational drawing and sense of colour mixing, matching and application of watercolour. You will discover lots of hints and tips and watch helpful demonstrations of techniques.
Beginners and experienced artists will be warmly welcomed as everyone will be encouraged to work at their own pace as individual tuition will be given alongside group discussions. At the end of the day you may, or may not, have completed a painting. Whatever you produce you will leave with comprehensive notes for further development of ideas, or to complete the painting in your own time.
9.30 – Arrival – tea & coffees
10.00 – 11.00 – Tips for accurate observational drawing
11.00 – 12.00 – Transferring drawing to paper and water colour exercises
12.30 – 13.00 – Lunch
13.00 – 15.00 – Painting, demonstrations and troubleshooting
15.00 – Home
Materials: Materials will be provided for this one day workshop. Students should bring an A3 folder, or a sheet of stiff card to protect, to take their work home at the end of the day.
Venue: The painting workshop will take place in the warm Hot House inside The Garden, Downside Rd Cobham KT11 3LY
Food: A delicious vegetarian lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org. Teas and coffees will also be available. You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink.
Hosted by art consultant Helen Armon-Jones, founder of The Art Buyer Gallery in Thames Ditton.
Tutor: Mariella Baldwin
Mariella Baldwin, M.A. Mariella Baldwin has a breadth of knowledge within the Visual Arts. However, her passion is for Botanical Painting, having studied under the tuition of Anne-Marie Evans on the Botanical Illustration Diploma Course at the English Gardening School within Chelsea Physic Garden. She was awarded her M.A. in Visual Arts from the University of Sussex following her studies at West Dean College in West Sussex; receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Prize for her work. Since 1998 Mariella Baldwin has had a successful career both as an exhibiting Botanical Artist and a tutor of the subject. She has taught on the English Gardening School Botanical Illustration Diploma Course as well as at West Dean College as a Short-Course Tutor.
Other notable workshops include Sarah Raven’s Cutting Garden, The Museum of Garden History, The Wallace Collection and The National Trust. Her paintings are held in numerous collections, both public and private, including The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA; Chelsea Physic Garden Archive, London and the Hampton Court Palace Archive.
She and her work has been featured in a number of magazine articles and her paintings have been reproduced in books. She is a painting member of Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society, her work featured in a collaboration between Chelsea Physic Garden and Oasis clothing in their summer 2016 collection.
Read more about Mariella here: https://www.mariellabaldwin.com/
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