Education

Other Venue Courses

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.

BURREN COLLEGE of ART – Ireland

Contact: Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland.  Tel: +353 65 7077200
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.burrencollege.ie

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.
Web: www.botanic.cam.ac.uk
Tel: 01223 336265 or email: [email protected]

CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE – London

Three-day botanical Illustration courses  at Capel Manor College, Regent’s Park Centre, The Store Yard Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NR. Tel: 020 7486 7930.  Web: www.capel.ac.uk

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. 07770750885
email  [email protected], website www.chelseaschoolofbotanicalart.co.uk

DEDHAM HALL – Colchester

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

DILLINGTON HOUSE – Somerset

Short courses in botanical painting
Web: www.dillington.com

EDEN PROJECT – Cornwall

Three- and five-day courses in botanical drawing and illustration for complete beginners and improvers take place in the Eden Project gardens and Biomes throughout the year. The courses are led by artists/tutors from the Eden Project Florilegium Society, with an introduction to botany from Eden horticulturists. www.edenproject.com/botanical-art

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, web:  fieldbreaks.co.uk

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 some SBA tutors. 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

FLATFORD MILL FIELD CENTRE – Suffolk

Botanical Illustration improvers and more experienced illustrators.  Contact: Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7 6UL, Tel: 01743 852100, email [email protected]  or visit website  www.field-studies-council.org/flatfordmill

GREYSTOKE CYCLE CAFE TEA GARDEN – Cumbria

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

SIR HAROLD HILLIER GARDEN & ARBORETUM – Hampshire

One or two-day botanical art workshops for all levels of ability at The Sir Harold Hillier Garden and Arboretum, Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 0QA, Tel: 01794 369318 or email: [email protected]
Web: www.hants.gov.uk/

HIGHAM HALL COLLEGE – Cumbria

Courses on botanical illustration at Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH.
Tel: 01768 776276.
Web: http://highamhall.com

JUNIPER HALL FIELD CENTRE – Surrey

Courses on painting summer flowers and fruits
Contact: Juniper Hall, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6DA
Web: www.field-studies-council.org

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 with experienced tutors.   Contact: Nick Tomlinson, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Kingcombe Environmental Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, DT2 0EQ, Tel: 01300 320684
Web: www.kingcombe.org/courses

KNUSTON HALL Residential College for Adult Education – Northants

A range of residential courses which include botanical painting with some SBA tutors.  Contact: Knuston Hall, Irechester, Wellingborough, Northants, NN29 7EU. Tel:  01604 362200 or email: [email protected]
Web: www.knustonhall.org.uk

MISSENDEN ABBEY – Buckinghamshire

Weekend courses with some SBA tutors.  Enquiries and bookings to Missenden Abbey Adult Learning Residential Centre, Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0BD, Tel: 07955 484605
web: www.missendenschoolofcreativearts.co.uk

NATURE IN ART – Gloucester

Museum dedicated exclusively to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by Nature.  Botanical art and illustration courses with SBA tutors.
Contact: Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA, email [email protected]  Tel: 01452 731422
Web: www.nature-in-art.org.uk

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

Flower painting and botanical illustration courses with tutors from the SBA.
Discovering the possibility of coloured pencils through plant materials with tutor Susan Christopher-Coulson SBA and others.  Contact: Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Bleanau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 3YU.  Tel: 01766 772600
web: www.eryri-npa.gov.uk

PRESTON MONTFORD FIELD STUDY CENTRE

Botanical illustration courses
Contact: The Centre at Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1DX.    web: www.field-studies-council.org
Tel: 01743 852100

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
web: www.rbge.org.uk

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW –  SW London

Variety of courses throughout the year, to include pen and ink, developing a sketchbook, drawing from pressed specimens and on location in the garden. Tel: 020 8332 5641
Email: [email protected]  Web: www.kew.org

ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – Wisley, Surrey

A range of one and two day botanical art courses throughout the year including tutor Billy Showell SBA.
A full list of courses can be found at www.rhs.org.uk,
Tel: 020 31765830

ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, Harlow Carr, Yorkshire

Botanical drawing and painting courses and workshops.
Contact: Education Department, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB.   Web: www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr

RUSKIN SCHOOL OF ART – Oxford

Botanical art courses, for more info please visit Ruskin school of art

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

Beginners’ and improvers’ courses for undergraduates, staff and members of the public. See www.bath.ac.uk/icia/classes

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

WALLINGFORD SCHOOL of Art – Oxfordshire

Day courses.  Contact: 01491 838855

WEST DEAN COLLEGE – West Sussex

Various courses in botanical illustration as part of their short course programme with tutors Ann Swan SBA , Sandrine Maugy SBA  & Mariella Baldwin Contact: West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ, Tel: 01243 818300