Masterclass: Botanical Illustration

A full-day workshop with botanical illustrator Elaine Searle.

When, Where

Discover the joys of painting white floral and vegetable subjects with award-winning botanical illustrator and educator Elaine Searle.

Working with watercolour at its most subtle, using pale shadow washes and dry brush for detail and finishing, you’ll open your eyes to the range of delicate colours that exist in supposedly white floral subjects, capturing the ethereal shades reflecting and hiding in botanical surfaces.

Using a combination of short demonstrations and guided exercises, Elaine will build your confidence in the detailed and delicate art of botanical illustration.

No need to bring anything – all materials provided by House of Illustration.

Please note: this masterclass is for those aged 18+ only.

About the tutor:

Elaine Searle is an experienced tutor of botanical art and an award-winning artist. She teaches classes all over the world and was Course Director of the Diploma in Botanical Illustration and Painting at The Chelsea School of Botanical Art. She works in graphite and watercolour on paper and vellum, focusing on spatial depth and contemporary compositions.

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This event was postponed from 18 April 2020.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Adult with Gift Aid£71.50 £71.50
Adult£65.00 £65.00
Concession/Friend with Gift Aid£66.00 £66.00
Concession/Friend£60.00 £60.00

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and subject to our general terms and conditions. Aged 18+ only.

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Gift Aid

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