Painting Garden Herbs Workshop
24 May @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm BST£90.00
Capture your favourite fresh herbs, from delicate parsley, silvery sage to scented rosemary. Your day will include exploring the beautiful culinary herb garden in our grounds. Create your own fabulous painted variety of herbs with their flowers. Lots of guidance and demonstrations throughout the day.
A bit more detail
Join friendly and experienced Cheshire watercolour artist Allie. She will share her skills and give you guidance throughout your day, in the light and spacious studio space. All dates are suitable for complete beginners to intermediates. Includes art materials, a freshly homemade lunch and refreshments.
About the Tutor
Allie graduated with a BA hons degree in illustration and spent time pursuing her love of art in London. Allie says the “Drawing, painting and sketching is all about enjoying your topic”. Allie loves to paint in a garden or whilst on a dog walk – capturing the natural changing of the seasons whether it is summer with its delicate florals, insects fluttering around them, or sitting on a snowy hillside working on a landscape view.
Allie has had her work featured in many exhibitions including Young Illustrator of the year exhibition at Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden, The Association of Illustrators Gallery in London, The Arts Centre in Bollington, Cheshire. She has also exhibited paintings at ‘Summerfields’ in Oxford and at the Royal Collage of London in aid of the Art for Youth.
Timetable of the day
9.45 A warm welcome with refreshments
10.00 Introduction and demonstration of sketching culinary herbs, drawing inspiration from the herb garden in our grounds.
10.30 Allie will share watercolour techniques and her process for painting a variety of favourite herbs you will have time to practise, explore and have fun with what you have learnt.
11.30 Continue with the workshop at your own pace, sketch out your masterpiece and lay your first colour washes, Allie is on hand for guidance.
13.00 Lunch in the refectory
14.00 Adding depth of colour through further demonstrations, detailing leaves and the characteristics of the herb varieties.
15.00 Putting the finishing touches to your work for a finish at 15.15
What is included?
- All materials & tools
- Aprons are provided for the day if required
- Refreshments & a delicious lunch
- Free onsite car parking
- The most important bit, your very own piece of art to take home
What do I need to bring?
You can bring your favourite brushes if you wish.
We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional!