Botanical Illustration (12.15-1.45): David Lewry

"Tutored by an award-winning Botanical Artist, this course will provide a complete introduction to illustrating flowers and plants according to the disciplines required for Botanical Illustrations. The course will cover: drawing skills, basic botany, note taking, layout and composition, mixing and applying colour and presentation of finished pieces. There will also be practical demonstrations and exercises to help develop all the necessary skills. Subjects will be taken from living specimens whenever possible according to availability and season. Although some previous experience is preferable the structure of the course will make it possible for complete beginners to participate. Materials can be purchased as required throughout the course. Please also be aware that to get the most out of the course students should be prepared to carry out some work in their own time. "

Tutor: David Lewry

"David Lewry attended St Martin’s School of Art in London in the 1970s and, after a diverse career, received a First Class Honours Degree in Social History and History of Art with the OU before studying Botanical Illustration at the Eden Project in Cornwall. In 2006 he was awarded a silver medal by the RHS. He runs a number of classes and workshops in and around the Bedford area and has worked at the REC teaching practical art skills and art history. David is an award-winning wildlife artist and member of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. "