Institution Courses

Courses by other venues

The Society lists all the courses of which it has knowledge but cannot recommend one venue over another.  However, the Society obviously recommends those venues which feature SBA members as tutors.

bullet ABINGDON COLLEGE

Contact: 01235 555585

bullet BELSTEAD HOUSE – Suffolk

Contact: 01945 870 411 or 0792 9211214 or e-mail mikeandi27art@hotmail.co.uk.

bullet BRANCASTER MILLENNIUM ACTIVITY CENTRE – Norfolk

Residential course in botanical painting for beginners and improvers with Marion Perkins SBA. Contact The Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre, The Dial House, Brancaster Staithe, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 8BW.  Tel: 01485 210719.  Email: www.brancaster[at]nationaltrust.org.uk

bullet BROMLEY ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE – Kent

Courses in botanical illustration.  Contact: Bromley Adult Education College, The Widmore Centre, Nightingale Lane, Bromley BR1 2SQ  Tel: 020 8460 0020

bullet BUCKS ADULT LEARNING – Bucks

Botanical painting and drawing weekend course for all abilities at various venues in Buckinghamshire.  Contact:  Lisa Wormall, Bucks Adult Learning, County Hall, Aylesbury HP20 1UZ

bullet BURREN COLLEGE of ART – Ireland

Contact: Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland.  Tel: +353 65 7077200,  Fax: +353 65 7077201. Email: admin[at]burrencollege.ie

bullet CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOTANICAL GARDENS

Short courses, including basic courses in botanical illustration in exotic orchids, tropical plants, spring flowers, alpines, late summer flowers.  Plant studies in pen and wash, and illustration in pen and ink.  Dates and length of courses vary.  Tutors: Reinhild Raistrick SBA and Petula Stone.  Contact: Education Office, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cory Lodge, Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1JF.  Tel: 01223 336265 or email: education[at]botanic.cam.ac.uk

bullet CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE – London

Three-day botanical Illustration courses in January, March, May and July 2014 on leaves and foliage, autumn colour, line drawing with pen and ink, spring bulbs, summer flowers and pollinaotrs and sketching in the field at Capel Manor College, Regent's Park Centre, The Store Yard Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NR. Tel: 020 7486 7930 or email: andrew.jackson[at]capel.ac.uk Web www.capel.ac.uk Or visit http://www.lorva.co.uk

bullet CHELSEA SCHOOL OF BOTANICAL ART – CHELSEA

A number of short courses and a one-year diploma in botanical illustration and painting.   Contact: The Chelsea School of Botanical Art, The Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS, Tel: Mary Ellen Taylor 07585862879, email  info@chelseaschoolofbotanicalart.co.uk, website http://www.chelseaschoolofbotanicalart.co.uk

bullet DEDHAM HALL – Colchester

Residential courses in April and September on plant portraits in colour pencil with tutor Ann Swan SBA.  Contact: 01206 323027

bullet DENMAN COLLEGE (National Federation of Women’s Institutes) – Oxfordshire

Botanical watercolour painting with Billy Showell SBA. Contact: Denman College, Marcham, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 6NW, Tel: 01865 391991, email info[at]denman.org.uk

bullet DIDCOT COMMUNITY EDUCATION – Oxfordshire

Contact: 01235 391002

bullet DILLINGTON HOUSE – Somerset

Short courses in botanical painting with tutor Susan Hillier FSBA.  Contact: Dillington House Tel: 01460 52427.

bullet EAST GRINSTEAD ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE – West Sussex

Occasionally hold botanical illustration courses, contact: East Grinstead Adult Education Centre, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 2DT, Tel: 01342 321874.

bullet EDEN PROJECT – Cornwall

Weekend course in botanical drawing and illustration, 5 to 7 October 2012, for complete beginners and improvers. Day one to be led by skilled horticulturists on developing a basic botanical understanding of the plant kingdom. Days two and three to be led by Mally Francis and Ros Franklin. Maximum 16 people. Tel: 01726 811932 or email friends[at]edenproject.com

bullet FARNCOMBE ESTATE - Worcestershire

Botanical illustration courses in gouache and watercolour with Simon Williams SBA Course Director. Tel: 01386 854100 or email enquiries[at]farncombecourses.co.uk , web www.farncombecourses.co.uk

bullet FIELD BREAKS -Derbyshire

Various residential courses at Losehill House Hotel in the Peak District.  Contact: Sue Field, Field Breaks, High Peak, 9 Peveril Road, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8UA, tel 01433 621420, email info[at]fieldbreaks.co.uk

bullet FIELD STUDIES COUNCIL (The) – venues vary

A range of art courses varying from a weekend to a week, at different levels including beginners, in watercolours, coloured pencils, botanical illustration and flower painting with, among others, Jenny Jowett FSBA, Janie Pirie SBA and Kay Rees-Davies SBA. Contact the FSC Head Office for brochure: Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1HW.
Tel: 01743 852100.   Venues vary but they have centres in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, Shropshire Hills, Pembrokeshire Coast, Exmoor, South Devon Coast, Constable Country, Epping Forest, the North Downs, Blairgowrie in Perthshire and Fermanagh in Northern Ireland.  Download the brochure from http://www.field-studies-council.org 

bullet FLATFORD MILL FIELD CENTRE – Suffolk

Botanical Illustration improvers and more experienced illustrators.  Contact: Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7 6UL, Tel: 0845 330 7368, email enquiries.fm[at]field-studies-council.org  or visit website  www.field-studies-council.org/flatfordmill

bullet GREYSTOKE CYCLE CAFE TEA GARDEN – Cumbria

Botanical illustration day and short term masterclasses. Courses tutored by Kay Rees -Davies SBA and Simon Williams SBA Course Director.   Contact: Annie Swarbrick at Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0UT. Tel: 01768 483984. 

bullet SIR HAROLD HILLIER GARDEN & ARBORETUM – Hampshire

One or two-day botanical art workshops for all levels of ability with tutors Audrey Hardcastle SBA and Siriol Sherlock SBA at The Sir Harold Hillier Garden and Arboretum, Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 0QA, Tel: 01794 369318 or email: info[at]hilliergardens.org.uk

bullet HIGHAM HALL COLLEGE – Cumbria

Courses on botanical illustration with tutor Gill Allen at Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH, Tel: 01768 776276.

bullet JACK BECK HOUSE – Yorkshire Dales

Watercolour flower painting with Janet Whittle SBA. Contact: Norma Stephenson, Jack Beck House, Keasden, Clapham, via Lancaster, LA2 8EY Tel:/fax 01524 251670 Email: Jack.Beck[at]btinternet.com

bullet JUNIPER HALL FIELD CENTRE – Surrey

Courses on painting summer flowers and fruits in May with tutor Valerie Baines FSBA.
Contact: Juniper Hall, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6DA  Tel: 0845 458 3507

bullet KINGCOMBE CENTRE (The) – Dorset

Residential and non residential botanical illustration and botanical painting courses of two, four and six days, mainly watercolour, pen and ink, pencil. Tutors include Christine Hart-Davies FSBA, Jenny Major DipSBA, Sarah Morrish and Sally Pinhey.   Contact: Nick Tomlinson, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Kingcombe Environmental Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, DT2 0EQ, Tel: 01300 320684. Web: www.kingcombe.org/courses

bullet KNUSTON HALL Residential College for Adult Education – Northants

A range of residential courses which include botanical painting with tutors: Yvonne Glenister Hammond SBA, Kate Nuttall SBA and Norma Gregory.  Contact: Knuston Hall, Irechester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU. Tel: 01933 312104 or email: enquiries[at]knustonhall.org.uk

bullet LINCOLNSHIRE GALLERY – Lincolnshire

One-day beginners and improvers botanical illustration and flower painting workshops with Diana Stuart SBA at The Lincolnshire Gallery, Spalding, Lincolnshire.  For more info: Tel: 01945 870 411 or 0792 9211214 or e-mail mikeandi27art@hotmail.co.uk.

bullet LOSEHILL HALL – Derbyshire

Botanical and fungi illustration courses in watercolour, pencil, pen & ink and coloured pencil with tutor Julie Small SBA.  Contact: Losehill Hall Peak District National Park Centre, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WB, Tel: 01433 620 373

bullet MISSENDEN ABBEY – Buckinghamshire

Weekend courses with tutor Yvonne Glenister Hammond SBA.  Enquiries and bookings to Missenden Abbey Adult Learning Residential Centre, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0BD, Tel: 01296 383582 or email: adultlearning[at]buckscc.gov.uk

bullet NATURE IN ART – Gloucester

Museum dedicated exclusively to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by Nature.  Botanical art and illustration courses lasting two to five days.  Intermediate botanical illustration with Beth Phillip SBA, Botanical illustration with Anna Mason SBA,  Botanical art in coloured and graphite pencils with Marilyn Hughes AssocSBA  Contact: Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA, email marketing@nature-in-art.org.uk  Tel: 01452 731422 Web: www.nature-in-art.org.uk

bullet OXFORD & CHERWELL COLLEGE

Contact: 01865 269269

bullet PEAR TREE FARM – Derbyshire

Botanical illustration for beginners and improvers with Diana Stuart SBA at Pear Tree Farm, Lea Bridge, Matlock, Derbyshire.  For more info: Tel: 01945 870 411 or 0792 9211214 or e-mail mikeandi27art@hotmail.co.uk.

bullet PLAS TAN Y BWLCH (Snowdonia National Park Study Centre) – Gwynedd

Flower painting and botanical illustration courses with tutor Margaret Sevens PSBA
Discovering the possibility of coloured pencils through plant materials with tutor Susan Christopher-Coulson SBA.  Contact: Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Bleanau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 3YU.  Tel: 01766 590324

bullet PORTH NAVAS – Cornwall

Ten-week botanical painting course on Fridays with tutor Susan Hillier FSBA.  Contact: Claire Holmes on Tel: 01326 340336.

bullet PRESTON MONTFORD FIELD STUDY CENTRE

Botanical illustration courses in 2007 with tutors Kay Rees-Davies SBA and Kate Houghton.  Contact: The Centre at Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1DX,
Tel: 01743 850380

bullet RIVER AND ROWING MUSEUM - Oxfordshire

Botanical Master Class at the River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire with Marion Perkins SBA.  Contact museum[at]rrm.co.uk or 01491 415600.

bullet ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN – Edinburgh

A variety of botanical illustration courses including regular evening and day terms throughout the year, 10-week courses, week-end and week-long courses and a diploma course.  Contact: Education Co-ordinator, RGBA 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Tel: 0131 248 2937 or email: education[at]bge.org.uk

bullet ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW – London ( South West )

Five-day course ideal for abilities in mid July 2012. Includes pen and ink, developing a sketchbook, drawing from pressed specimens and on location in the garden. Tel: 020 8332 5626 or 01444 894310 Email: adulted[at]kew.org Web: www.kew.org

bullet ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – Surrey

A range of one and two day botanical art courses throughout the year including tutors Jan Harbon SBA, Ann Swan SBA, Anna Mason SBA, Billy Showell SBA and Liz Leech. For more information contact Suzanne Moss at adultlearning@rhs.org.uk A full list of courses can be found at www.rhs.org.uk,  Tel: 01483 479748

bullet ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, HARLOW CARR – Yorkshire

Botanical and flower painting courses and workshops with tutors Susan Christopher-Coulson SBA, Colin Swinton and Victoria Street.  Contact: Education Department, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crg Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB, Tel: 01423 565418

bullet RUSKIN SCHOOL OF ART – Oxford

Dr Sarah Simblet is launching this new programme in 2013, inspired by her book, Botany for the Artist. More information about the course can be found here A downloadable programme is available by clicking Course Overview and Programme 2013

bullet UNIVERSITY OF BATH

Ten week beginners’ and improvers’ courses for undergraduates, staff and members of the public with Julia Trickey AssocSBA. See www.bath.ac.uk/icia/classes

bullet UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, MADINGLEY HALL

A range of botanical art and illustration courses throughout the year. Evening class programmes  tutored by Georita Harriott.  Contact: The Academic Programme Manager, Madinley Hall, Madinley, Cambridge, CB3 8AQ Tel: 01954 210636

bullet UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

A variety of Courses in Botanical Illustration.  Contact Institute for Lifelong Learning, 196-198 West Street, Sheffield, S1 4ET, Tel: 0114 222 7000

bullet WALLINGFORD SCHOOL of Art – Oxfordshire

Day courses, monthly throughout the year on Saturdays, five-week course starting on 6 October with tutor Valerie Price.  Contact: 01490 838855

bullet WEST DEAN COLLEGE – West Sussex

Various courses in botanical illustration as part of their short course programme with tutors Mariella Baldwin, Liz Leech, Sandrine Maugy SBA, Anna Mason SBA.  Contact: West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ, Tel: 01243 811301