University of Oxford Botanic Garden
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden is a collection of 13 distinct gardens and seven display greenhouses featuring over 5,000 species of plants. The garden offers educational programs for the public and for teachers. Together with the Harcourt Arboretum, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden forms the Museums and Collections department at Oxford University.
View the complete schedule of classes to be held at both the Oxford Botanic Garden and the Harcourt Arboretum. The wonderful selection of classes address topics such as: invasive species, bees, woodland management, willow weaving, tree climbing, plant identification and botanical art.
The New Sylva: Drawing trees with Sarah Simblet
Saturday 27th September 2014
10.00am to 4.00pm
Venue – Harcourt Arboretum
Tickets cost £60 (includes a sandwich lunch)
This workshop explores the magnificent collection of trees at Harcourt Arboretum and offers tuition in how to draw a tree using pencil, pen and ink. Suitable for children and adults, beginners and more experienced artists, Sarah will explain approaches to drawing structure, form and proportion, how to use ink, and how to capture the diverse characters of Autumnal trees. Bring along your own sketchbook and other drawing materials will be provided.
Sarah is a graphic artist, writer and broadcaster, who teaches at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford.
Printmaking Workshop at the Botanic Garden with Robin Wilson and Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October 2014
10.00am to 4.00pm both days
Venue – Oxford Botanic Garden
Tickets cost £120 for the two-day course (includes a sandwich lunch on both days)
Learn the techniques of traditional linocut printmaking with artists Robin and Rosie from The Wytham Studio. On this two-day course you will explore the Botanic Garden and transform your drawings into linocut prints.
Robin and Rosie work with the reduction colour printing method which they will teach you to create successful colour prints. The entire process is done by hand with no large or prohibitively expensive equipment and their aim is to give you the confidence to continue experimenting on your own. The course will take you through sketching for printmaking, image composition, block preparation and image transfer, carving technique, inks and papers, inking up and printing.
Imagining the Woods: Art from the Wytham Studio
From Thursday 18th September until 31st October there will be an exhibition in the Gallery at the Botanic Garden by Robin Wilson and Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley. (no booking required)
This information can also be found at Classes Near You > England.