Summer Watercolour Pencil Art Class

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Event: Summer Watercolour Pencil Art Class

When: from 22nd Monday, 24th Wednesday and 25th Thursday of July

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Where: The Botanical Gardens Education Centre

Use of watercolour pencils in botanical arts in Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Over the years watercolour pencils had been underrated. This medium has its potential. Watercolour pencils have been used in arts along with pen and ink. The summer workshop is open for the learners the first time who are botanical lovers and wish to explore its uses of watercolour pencils in basic and slight detailed work. The course offers the users of how to use the watercolour pencils medium in both dry and wet fashion for drawing and painting of botanical arts, with mainly the emphasis of exploring the dry pencils for its full potential.

The venue will be in the Botanical gardens education centre.

The art course consists of 6 sessions. It will start from school summer holidays from 22nd Monday, 24th Wednesday and 25th Thursday of July. Choose the day of the week which you would prefer to come, and it will be for 6 weeks. The following week will be the same as above.  Duration of each session is two hours, starting from 10.30 – 12.30.

Please select which day you would prefer bearing in mind there will be 10 participants for each session only. Bearing in mind once the day is booked up, choose another day instead.

Tutor by Diane Gallivan

Course fees per person for 6 sessions is £130. This will include free admissions to the botanical garden on the day of session and parking where spaces are available

The sessions will provide art paper, sharpener for colour pencils sharpening, fruits/vegetable and flowers for drawing. Each week will be on a different subject as stated.

Each participant will require to bring along

  • A4 sketch pad, Graphite Hb pencils
  • Good quality box of watercolour pencils e.g. Derwent, Caran D’ache, Faber Castell
  • Paintbrush of size 6 to have a go of wet pencils
  • Eraser / Kneable art eraser
  • Blender

Please be aware of flights of stairs to the education centre upstairs. It will not be suitable for anyone having difficulty to climb steps.

Please note: Once you have selected a course you must attend the same day every week you cannot swap between days. Also please note courses are non-refundable and non-transferable



Ticket Type Price Spaces
22/07/2019 (Monday)
Please Note: this course will run every Monday starting 22/07/2019 for 6 consecutive weeks
24/07/2019 (Wednesday)
Please Note: this course will run every Wednesday starting 24/07/2019 for 6 consecutive weeks
25/07/2019 (Thursday)
Please Note: this course will run every Thursday starting 25/07/2019 for 6 consecutive weeks