This three hour workshop will take place on Saturday 8th July at 6.30pm UK time. There will be a half hour break at 8pm. Recommendations for drawing materials will be provided prior to the course, including AN EXCLUSIVE 10% DISCOUNT CODE FOR WONDERFUL STATIONERY SHOP PRESENT AND CORRECT.
This is a workshop suitable for complete beginners.
During the workshop you will learn the following:
How to break down the complex forms of plants and their flowers into a series of simple shapes.
How to use that technique to drawing a simple botanical specimen
How to apply this technique to flowers and plant forms that are more complex
How to use 2 simple techniques to add shading, giving depth to your illustrations
Tips for collating your illustrations into a botanical diary and I'll demonstrate examples to inspire your future illustration projects
The mental health benefits of combining contact with nature and creative activity - how a period of drawing or indeed any craft alters brain biochemistry and how this is enhanced if . In particular I'll explain how several brief drawing sessions per week of of just 10 minutes or so can decrease your anxiety and improve your mood.
The impact on mental health of creative habits and the cumulative effect of 2 or more 10 minute drawing sessions a week on your mood
Before the course: I'll message you with recommendations for drawing materials and for plants to look out for on walks, on waste ground or in your garden that are perfect for this workshop.