Botanical Illustration

Weekend residential course on Botanical Illustration with Debbie Devauden

A weekend residential painting retreat in Buckinghamshire

Tutor:Debbie Devauden
Dates:Friday, 3 AugustSunday, 5 August 2018
Venue:Holiday Inn, High Wycombe

All about your weekend retreat

Your course

Have you ever wanted to capture the beauty of flowers in your paintings? Well, here is your opportunity to learn how to do just that. Your tutor, Debbie Devauden, will show you the way to carefully examine specimens and make an initial drawing, considering the composition of the finished work.

You will then progress through the careful stages to a final painting. All aspects of illustration will be explained and you will learn how to get the most from your materials, including mixing and colour applications.

By the end of the weekend you will be able to take away a finished painting or paintings, having learned the skills needed to produce your own work without supervision, but still hungry for more tuition to the next level. This course is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Your tutor

Debbie has been painting flower pictures since childhood. She is a prize winning artist and achieved a Diploma in Botanical Illustration in 2003. She teaches classes of all ages – from 6 to 82! Students enjoy her relaxed and friendly approach. Her teaching style involves practical demonstrations, help and advice at all stages. Debbie has exhibited her work at many venues and sells originals, prints and cards.

Your venue, food and accommodation

You will have single occupancy of a double, en suite room to include accommodation, all meals and refreshments, 13 hours of tuition and use of workroom, and the usual 3-star hotel services you expect from a Holiday Inn.

Your course timings

Your course starts with a welcome supper on Friday evening at 7pm when you meet your tutor and the other students, followed by a short introductory session, and runs through Saturday and Sunday to afternoon refreshments. You can arrive from 3pm on the Friday afternoon and relax before your course begins.

Your weekend

  • A full 13 hours tuition from a leading specialist tutor

  • Use of a lively course room

  • En suite double bedroom for single occupancy.

  • Two nights accommodation – no single supplement

  • Full board from Friday welcome dinner to Sunday afternoon refreshments

  • Delicious freshly cooked meals

  • Two days being pampered while you focus on your chosen course topic

  • Free parking and Wi-Fi

  • An inspirational and rewarding break offering a true change from your daily routine.

Course fees

Course fees are £385 fully inclusive (excluding travel).

Students’ Requirements List

A full requirements list will be sent to students in advance of the course start date.

How to book

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Why Our Customers Love Our Courses

Textile artist Annette’s beautiful work contributed to my decision to learn more about patchwork and quilting.   Liza from Anglia Leisure Learning made sure everything ran smoothly – thank you Liza and Annette (Morgan the tutor);  it was a wonderful weekend.

Susan Rhodes

Most useful to learn new techniques, have good company and meet like-minded people; an inspiring stimulating and enjoyable weekend.

Jenny Macleod

I really enjoyed the course and you did and excellent job organising it. The highlight was falling in love with sewing again, after a five year gap. Thank you!

Heather McInroy

I have attended two courses in the last six months. Excellent tutors and excellent venues.  I’ve learnt so many new quilting techniques.  Can’t wait until the next one.

Yvonne Gill

Just home from an amazing residential course with the talented Cas Holmes. Everything was so easy, from booking, the meet and greet, information packs and support whilst away. The hotel was perfect and Liza Jones did a brilliant job keeping everything running smoothly. I am already researching my next course.

Samantha Hope

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