Online Summer School: Illustrating Roses

Go in-depth painting your own plant portrait on this week-long summer school.

When, Where

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Spend a week this summer getting up close and personal with one of the season’s most beautiful blooms, guided by botanical artist Elaine Searle.

You’ll learn how to accurately draw and paint your rose through careful observation, component drawings and watercolour washes and dry brush. You’ll use the properties of watercolour and the principles of composition to end the week with a botanical illustration you can be proud of.

Class times

Live classes take place each day in the mornings, 11am-1pm, and afternoons, 3-5pm BST.

Experience needed

Some prior experience of drawing and painting would be helpful.

Need to know

Download and read the Essential Information for more information about what the course involves, how it works and what materials you’ll need, and the Guidance for Participants for further information.

About the tutor

Elaine Searle is an award-winning botanical artist and educator based in Norfolk with over 16 years’ experience creating botanical art and more than a decade’s experience teaching all over the world. She is currently working to commission as well as teaching courses for organisations including the American Society of Botanical Artists and Big Sky Arts.

Read our Q&A with Elaine.

Previous students

100% of respondents rated Elaine’s previous online course as excellent.

“I had not expected to be quite so blown away by the teaching, content, feedback, and the delightful group of students alongside me.”

“Elaine is a superb tutor and her online delivery is brilliant – her technical skills videos especially were excellent, and it was also a pleasure to join people around the world and learn more about their practice.”

 “The advantage of online classes is people from across the world can join, and this was an added bonus. There were students joining from the US, Spain, France, The Netherlands, across the U.K.”


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Full online summer school with donation£467.50 £467.50
Full online summer school without donation£425.00 £425.00

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

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