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
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: Cambridge University Botanical Gardens
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
DILLINGTON HOUSE – Somerset
Short courses in botanical painting
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]
HIGHAM HALL COLLEGE – Cumbria
Courses on botanical illustration at Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH.
Tel: 01768 776276.
JUNIPER HALL FIELD CENTRE – Surrey
Courses on painting summer flowers and fruits
Contact: Juniper Hall, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6DA
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: Dorset Wildlife Trust, Kingcombe Environmental Centre, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester, DT2 0EQ, Tel: 01300 320684
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]
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
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
PLAS TAN Y BWLCH (Snowdonia National Park Study Centre) – Gwynedd
Flower painting and botanical illustration courses with tutors from the SBA.
Botanical art with Simon Williams SBA Contact: Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Bleanau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 3YU. Tel: 01766 772600
web: Plas Tan Y Bwlch
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
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
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 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