Drawing and Painting at the Botanic Garden

10am - 3:30pm

  • Venue Botanic Garden
  • Price £150 / £110
  • Event type Creative Courses
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Using the University of Leicester’s beautiful Botanic Garden as inspiration, participants will explore a variety of approaches and materials, guided by the tutor, to create exploratory drawings leading to a final painting or mixed media piece.

Beginners and more experienced students are very welcome as individual interpretation will be encouraged, and all materials will be provided.

Diane is an experienced tutor, who has taught at Attenborough Arts Centre since its inception and the Botanic Gardens since 2006 and undertaken Art Residencies at both the University of Lincoln and Loughborough. She has an MA with distinction, is President of the LSA and is a practicing artist whose work is inspired by environmental issues.

The course will run 10am – 3.30pm over three consecutive days, starting on Monday 15 July and ending on Wednesday 17 July, with a break for lunch each day.

Further Information:

Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day but please bring a packed lunch and/or any special dietary items such as non-dairy milk. There are no catering outlets at the Botanic Garden.

Free parking is available on Glebe Road alongside the Botanic Garden

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session.

Most areas around the Botanic Garden are accessible and blue badge holders are able to park or drop off close to the main entrance of Beaumont House. The main entrance door has steps but an alternative level-access door is located just around to the right of the main door. If you would like to talk through any access or special requirements, please do contact Kate in advance of the workshop date at kate.foster@leicester.ac.uk

Participants must be age 18+

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditionsbefore booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.