INTRODUCTION TO BOTANICAL PAINTING
Willie Schlechter, visual artist and art teacher
Monday 9–Friday 13 January
9.30 am–12.30 pm
COURSE FEES R3 080
Venue Classroom 3A, Centlivres Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town
Maximum number of participants 20
This course will explore different techniques and mediums used in traditional botanical illustration. It will focus on the accurate drawing of plant material, the application of tonal values and the mixing and layering of watercolour paint. Participants will also investigate formal art principles such as proportion, composition, and space and depth. Step-by-step practical exercises will guide participants through different stages of watercolour painting, including the application of the medium in layers, adding texture and three-dimensionality to the final painting with dry brush and neutral tints to achieve a final, fairly accurate representation of the subject.
A list of materials will be supplied on registration.
Please bring refreshments should you so wish.