Are you inspired to learn how to draw and paint the natural world that you see around you?
Nature is always a rich source of challenging and beautiful things to illustrate.
Tutor Claire Ward returns to Denmark Farm for a series of Natural History Illustration workshops, as an introduction into observing and recording nature’s details in pencils, pen and watercolours, through the seasons.
Claire will guide you through the process of sketching out the outlines and then using watercolour to illustrate the subject. She will demonstrate different techniques and provide lots of tips to improve finished paintings. If the weather is good some time can be spent drawing and painting in the field, then specimens brought back indoors to complete the work.
This workshop concentrates on Fungi.
You will be required to bring with you a range of materials including a sketchbook, pencils and paints.
Places are limited and must be booked in advance.
Claire K Ward is a botanical and nature artist based in West Wales. After studying botany and field ecology and exploring watercolour and oil painting, Claire came to combine the two passions together, in the field of botanical and nature illustration.
In 2007 Claire completed the diploma in botanical illustration with distinction from the Society of Botanical Artists and then became a full member in 2010. She is now a tutor on the SBA diploma course for the ‘working in the field’ assignment as well as teaching natural history illustration and other modules for Aberystwyth school of Lifelong Learning.
Claire received a certificate of Botanical Merit at the SBA exhibition – ‘Plantae’ at the Mall Galleries in 2019 and then another one at ‘Plantae 2022’. She was honoured to become a co-President of the SBA in 2021.