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A page of interesting leaves: Mon 24 Apr, Tue 25 Apr and Wed 26 Apr 2023

A page of interesting leaves



Tutor: Janie Pirie
Date: Monday 24th April, Tuesday 25th April and Wednesday 26th April 2023
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: £180
Location: Classroom

Botanical illustration can be all about the flamboyance of a brightly coloured bloom or fruit, but nothing comes to life without the addition of leaves. On this course, we will concentrate on leaves alone, because they are so beautiful when studied and recorded in detail. Five or seven is a good number, but even with three days it’ll be difficult to get them all completed. However, you will be able to get them all drawn so that a good composition can be arranged. Depending on the size of your chosen leaves, it will be possible to complete two, three or even four. You will then be equipped to complete the remaining ones in your own time.
Before the class it would be a good idea to look at lots of leaves, so the five or seven you choose are all different. Look at the shades of green so they’re not all the same. A dried or dead on from last autumn would be a good addition. Study the edges too. Choose a selection of different ones; serrate, palmate, undulate, reniform, ovate, undulate – the list goes on. There are many, but a variety will make for a more interesting study (plate). There will be lots of leaves available in the botanic gardens but please bring some of your own if you would like to include them.


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