On Friday the 19th May, the DLDC celebrated the graduation ceremony for Course 18. Congratulations to all the students for completing their journey through the course. There were 48 diplomas awarded, 22 of which were distinctions. We had a lovely evening at the Mary Ward rooms in Russell Square, London where the graduates were presented with their diplomas and some were awarded with prizes too. Many of the diploma pieces were on show at the SBA’s exhibition Plantae 23 at the Mall Galleries. Here are a few photos of the evening and some of the wonderful student work on display.
Painting Summer flowers and plants of Greek gardens
Katja Katholing-Bloss SBAF is holding a botanical painting course (English/German) at the Greek venue Lagou Raxi Country Hotel in the heart of South Pelion. The dates are 24 June to 01 July 2023. For more information and to book the course visit: Summer flowers and plants of Greek gardens You can read all about the course here….
Spring Tulips and Bulbs
Join Jill Winch SBA Fellow for some Spring painting at Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire, on the 11th and 12th of March. For more information visit www.missendenschoolofcreativearts.co.uk
Botanical Painting in Greece
Shevaun Doherty PSBA and Margaret Fitzpatrick SBAF are once again holding a botanical painting course in Greece – ‘Painting spring wildflowers and orchids’. The venue is the Lagou Raxi Country Hotel in the heart of South Pelion. The dates are 22 to 29 April 2023. The programme includes an introduction to vellum and other special techniques as well as excursions and plant and flower collecting and identification. For more information visit greek-botanical-painting-course Visit here for more information
Plantae and the DLDC 2022
Our open annual exhibition was a great success, with good visitor numbers and sales. Our DLDC (distance learning diploma course) had a fantastic display there with such a high standard of work from our graduates. The students also had a guided trip to the Chelsea Physic Garden in London and then Course 17 had its graduation ceremony in the evening. Congratulations to all our students. It’s been a busy week!!
The SBA Distance Learning Diploma Course held its Introductory Seminar for students of Course 17 at the Art Workers Guild in London last weekend. It is always exciting to meet the students! Course Director Simon Williams welcomed everyone, and tutors Penny Brown, Susan Hillier and Shevaun Doherty were there to demonstrate techniques and to give out useful tips on completing artwork. A big thank you to Pam Henderson, SBA secretary for organising such a great day!! Everyone went home smiling and feeling inspired!!