image for Workshop/Course item typePen and ink: Leaves at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Workshop/Course, Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019



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This new course will provide an in-depth look at leaves and the various ways of depicting them in ink. Observation techniques and mark-making to capture the essence of the botanical subjects will be the focus of the course.

We’ll start by looking at various botanical artists, from the Victorian to the more modern, to see the different ink techniques and styles they use to show plant structure and form. You’ll choose a preferred artist and render a ‘simple’ leaf in a similar technique.

Then, you will make a technical study of a ‘more complex’ leaf with hairs, glandular colorations, complex margins or heavy venation.

You’ll learn how to choose a subject, draw it accurately and to scale, and finally how to ink it in with confidence, in a way that is both technically aware and artistically pleasing.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Sep 2019


£150 (£130 Concessions/Kew Gardens Members)



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Map reference: TQ 187773  Lat: 51.48254 Long: -0.29120

Public transport is very convenient and there is limited parking. Victoria Gate is on Kew Road (A307) and is a 7 minute walk from Kew Gardens Station.
TUBE: Kew Gardens
TRAIN: Kew Gardens and Kew Bridge
BUS: 65, 237, 267, 391
CAR: Coming from the south or west on the A316 or M3 motorway (which becomes the A316) turn left at the Richmond roundabout onto Kew Road (A307). You will see the Pagoda to your left - park in a permitted place, alongside the Gardens, on Kew Road.
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Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available