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May in the Garden at Nutgrove House

A day of plants and painting!

  • 95 British pounds
  • Nutgrove House

About this class

Before the age of photography, planning and keeping track of a garden required an illustrated journal to study the progress of heirloom varieties, pest control and crop rotation. These marvellous books are no longer strictly needed, but have the potential to be a beautiful form of art. During this class, you will start your own garden journal, by merging scrapbooking, sketch-booking and mindful-journaling with botanical illustration. After step by step demonstrations of how to begin, you can take inspiration for planning and illustrating your own garden - whether that's your allotment, balcony, or back garden plot. We will cover a wide range of skills including, creative journaling, observational drawing and painting botanicals, as well as visual elements that don't involve drawing. A beginner will have the chance to test materials and learn watercolours under guidance, while advanced students will have the opportunity to branch into their own creative practice, inspired by the course content. Topics covered: An introduction to garden journaling Painting botanicals in watercolours. Painting and designing seed packets Illustrating garden wildlife Larger garden paintings and crop rotation illustration! All materials will be provided, including a sketchbook for you to keep. Please bring a selection of things from your garden that inspire you. Such as, cuttings, herbs, pressed flowers, seeds, seed packets and young plants. Sunday 12th May 10am - 4pm Nutgrove House, Painswick. Lunch provided by Caper cafe is included in the price (see their website and ethos here https://caper.org.uk/), along with tea, coffee, and cake! This is a small class limited to 8 students. Please get in touch with any questions via contact@valerian.co.uk or 07584436655.


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Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your booking, please get in touch as soon as possible. Full refunds are available if you cancel within 5 days of the class. Cancellations after this point, for example if you are unwell on the day, are not refundable but you may be offered a place on an alternative class.


Contact Details

  • New Street, Painswick, Stroud GL6 6XH, UK

    07584436655

    emma@valerian.co.uk