Drawing Plants with Kate Houghton

Sat, 17/08/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Drawing Plants

A class for Adults
Saturday 17th August 10 am to 4 pm, Oxford Botanic Garden

A day exploring plants from the botanic garden collection.
Tuition will be given through demonstration and simple exercises designed to build up speed and confidence in capturing some of the essential features of these incredible structures.
The workshop will take place in a studio set into one of the garden’s 17thC perimeter walls.
All welcome. Bring along your watercolours and pencils if you have them.

Kate Houghton M.A. started out as a sculptor and it is perhaps this which drives her interest in the structure of plants. She is committed to the role drawing can play in gaining a deeper understanding the natural world.
Over the past few years she has led watercolour painting courses on native flora for the Field Studies Council and at Brantwood, Ruskin’s home in Cumbria.
An exhibition of her paintings will be on display at the Botanic Garden.

Tickets cost £60 and can be purchased online.

Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.