Art Class: Drawing and Painting from Nature
"Nature is the source of all true knowledge." - Leonardo da Vinci
Information at a Glance
- Evening Class
- Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30
- 10 weeks: October to December (starts 10 October)
- Fees from £105
- Tutor: Jo Fisher Roberts
- Location: South London Botanical Institute, Tulse Hill
- Official Course Title: 'Art and Craft Practice'
This class takes place at the art studio of the South London Botanical Institute, located in Tulse Hill, south London, not at Imperial College London.
Drawing and painting from nature is a very rewarding activity that has inspired both professional and amateur artists to make some of the most beautiful and memorable works of art ever produced. On this course we will learn some of the technical and creative skills associated with different approaches to drawing and painting from natural objects, and discover some of the history behind this kind of art.
The course is practical, and so you will be trying your hand at drawing and painting from natural objects set up by your tutor, and you will be encouraged to experiment with a range of approaches, from acurate studies through to more individual and expressive forms of art.
The course offered is aimed at complete beginners, and so no previous knowledge or experience of any arts or craft practice is necessary.
It is also suitable for those with some knowledge and experience in an arts or craft activity, who wish to develop their knowledge and skills further in a supportive environment.
Please note the first session for this course will be on Thursday 10 October 2019
10 WEEKS OVER ONE TERM - THURSDAY EVENINGS, 18:30-20:30, AT THE SOUTH LONDON BOTANICAL INSTITUTE, TULSE HILL, 323 NORWOOD ROAD, LONDON, SE24 9AQ
This course is a practical class and each week your tutor will set up a series of projects to allow you to paint and draw.
Your tutor will give some general advice to the group, and then offer individual suggestions and advice to members of the group during the class. You will be able to develop your skills and interests at your own pace.
Additional Reading and Credit Information
There is no requirement to undertake specific reading for this course. However you will need to purchase your own art materials and bring them with you to the class each week.
No academic credits are available for this course.
About Your Tutor
Jo Fisher Roberts has always loved drawing nature. Her first exhibition was when she was sixteen in the Old House at Halls Place in Bexley. She then trained in art at the Slade School of Fine Art where she finally achieved a Masters of Fine Art. She went on to train in illustration at Putney School of Art and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. She now works as a freelance artist and illustrator as well as teaching.
Botanical illustration and Natural History illustration are her favourite subjects to teach, she says “there is something very enjoyable about teaching people how to slow down and really look at the natural world around them.”
|Hours||Weeks||Autumn term||Spring term||Summer term|
|20||10||7 Oct - 12 Dec 2019 (10 weeks)||n/a||n/a|
Web enrolment starts 1 August
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Certificate of Attendance
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Course Fees and Rate Categories
|Hours||Weeks||Internal rate||Associate rate||Standard rate|
|20||10||£115 (Early Bird rate: £105*)||£155 (Early Bird rate: £140*)
||£200 (Early Bird rate: £180*)|
|* Early Bird fee rate is valid for enrolments made via the website between 1 August and 30 September only | All fee rates quoted are for the whole course.|
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