Botanical Illustration - A Step by Step Guide
Tutor: Jill WinchCourse Code: 1519-03


This course is a step by step guide to Botanical Illustration. This two day course will cover how to achieve an accurate drawing and then use this information to translate your study into watercolour.


The course will cover all aspects of botanical drawing and the accuracy needed. You will also learn how to use watercolours and achieve the correct colours for your illustration. More information will be given on how to proceed to a higher level of botanical illustration,with information on the courses, exhibitions and qualifications available.

Please bring with you

Pencils 2H, HB, 4H
Tracing paper 1 A3 sheet, 90 gsm
Sable brushes sizes 2,4,6 or Jill currently is using Billy Showell set of 3 synthetic brushes which she highly recommends….these can be purchased directly from Billy Showell web site; please note these brushes are the synthetic brush set £15.00 for the set of 3
Watercolour paints, a good range of colours is required
The tutor prefer students to work with the same manufacturer as she does to safeguard against any confusion - Jill uses mainly Windsor and Newton, artists quality … she also uses Schmincke
Watercolour paper Hot Pressed. 2 A3 sheets 140lbs 300 gsm (this can be purchased from the tutor)
Cloth for dabbing and a palette for mixing colours
Glass jam jar would also be useful
Magnifying lens

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Watercolour paper 2 A3 sheets 140lbs 300 gsm



Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Jill Winch

Jill Winch

Jill is an award winning published botanical artist.  She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and regularly exhibits at their annual exhibition in London.  She tutors from her studio at home and demonstrates her work for art groups around the country.  She has held art holidays in Tuscany, Ireland and locations in England.  More recently, Jill has had two books published: Painting Flowers and Drawing Flowers.  Both are a step-by-step guide to achieving success in either pencil and pen and ink work and also watercolour and coloured pencils.



13th to 14th Apr 2019
Saturday to Sunday

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9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session