Botany for Botanical illustrators

One Day workshops

*We are currently exploring delivering these workshops via Zoom, please contact for more information*

Artists working on plants often find that their art is improved when they know more about the structure and function of plants.  This can include attention to the parts of flowers, to how leaves are attached, to the way that seedlings grow, to the structure of fruits and seeds, to how to name plants, and so on.  The Institute for Analytical Plant Illustration offers one-day workshops to botanical art groups whose members would enjoy increasing their knowledge of plants and thereby enriching their art, and strengthening their artistic performance.

      Workshops usually include visual presentations and hands-on experience with fresh specimens. They can be tailored to the normal timetable of your group. To ensure individual attention, the maximum number of participants is 16.

     Some topics enjoyed in previous workshops are listed on the right. Long topics require a full day. Short topics can be covered in half a day so may fit into the morning or afternoon session of your routine meeting. We are happy to help you plan your day.

     Costs (negotiable) are normally £220 for a one-day course, plus the tutor’s travel expenses and costs of specimens and  other  consumables.


Long topics


Short Topics

Please see our brochure and application form here