Drawing with Graphite Pencils using BotanicalsCourse Full
Tutor: Jill WinchCourse Code: 3322-12


A relaxing two day course where Jill will guide you around the use of pencils when drawing. You will learn how to create shade and tone with different pencils, how to achieve accuracy, and where to apply the darkest tones and also the lightest.


Pencil drawings have always been a passion for Jill and in 2013 she was asked to illustrate and write a book all about drawing flowers.  Although Jill has been drawing all her life she does feel it is possible to learn and has developed a technique she uses when teaching to achieve success with all her students.  This course is suitable for all levels, from a beginner through to someone with more experience.  An invitation to Immerse yourself for a couple of days in the ambience of the lovely Missenden Abbey discovering pencils and all that can be achieved with them.

Please bring with you

A range of graphite pencils
Eraser hard and a putty rubber
Tracing paper A3
Hot pressed smooth paper
Cartridge paper A3 90GSM

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Hot pressed paper


Suitable for all levels

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.



18th to 19th Aug 2022
Thursday to Friday


9.15amStudents arrive (coffee available)
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
7-9.00amBreakfast for residents
9.30amTeaching session
12.45-1.45Lunch for all
1.45-5pmLast teaching session

"Excellent.  Jill was lovely and very helpful.  Great teaching and very nice atmosphere."  (Summer School 2019)

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