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Drawing and Painting: Blooms, Grasses and Foliage

Blooms 10

Start date: 20th Sep 2021

Time: 11:40 - 13:40

Cost: £63

Day: Monday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Katharine Ruddock

Course code: AU21003

Please contact us for availability

This course is suitable for both beginners and those of you with more experience. You may wish to bring a photograph or two of your favourite botanicals, but this is not essential. All materials are provided.

With such a wealth of subject matter, and numerous styles that can be employed, drawing and painting botanicals is a very broad subject.

This introductory course will initially have you observing and drawing in detail. Then we will move on to applying colour in various ways. Guided sketches to start, moving onto a more developed piece of your choice.

A relaxed and experimental approach is encouraged if that is your desired direction. Whilst for those of you who naturally lean towards a classically drawn and painted image, we will work on bringing depth and composition to your piece. It is also possible that you may want to produce multiple small studies, this too is an encouraged route.

The aim of this short 5 weeks course is to open a world of possibility, in terms of depicting botanicals. How these can be practically applied going forwards, and drilling into specific techniques is something we can progress in future development courses should that be desired.


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katherine ruddock

Katharine Ruddock

Qualifying with a BA Hons from Edinburgh College of Art, and Post Graduate Diploma from The London College of Furniture, my initial working life involved developing design & business skills at an interiors company in London. Later, self employment had me fulfilling creative briefs in illustration, small business logos, and occasional portrait drawing. Concurrently, commissions for domestic interiors grew, and over 23 years I built a successful interior design & decoration business, based largely in London.
More recently, a long held desire to concentrate on my own creative ideas had me return North, progressing my art and sculpture activities. Currently represented at a small gallery in the North East, fulfilling private commissions, and thrilled to be building this new chapter.
I’m excited to be joining Rossett Adult Learning - a really happy piece of life’s creative jigsaw, and a lovely opportunity to share in artistic enthusiasm. So, I can’t wait to meet my students.

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