Online Course: Botanical Illustration

Explore botanical illustration techniques and applications.

When, Where

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Get acquainted with a range of styles and techniques for depicting flowers and plants at this online course with botanical illustrator and educator Elaine Searle.

Elaine will use her own work and that of other contemporary illustrators to introduce a variety of approaches to botanical illustration, breaking down this large field into manageable sections.

Online sessions will include a mixture of technical explanations and demonstrations, analysis of illustration methods and examples, live practical activities, further activities to explore between sessions and group discussions of work created with tutor feedback included.

By the end of 10 weeks you will have a created your own botanical artworks and have gained insight to the market for commercial botanical illustration.

Class times

Live online classes will take place 6-8pm GMT/BST on Tuesday evenings from 5 October to 14 December 2021. No class during half term on 9 November.

Experience needed

Some prior experience of drawing and watercolour painting required.

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’ 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 course with donation£434.50 £434.50
Full online course without donation£395.00 £395.00

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

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