art4you Scotland

Garden Design and Plant Drawing workshop

with Garden Designer Holly Nairn and Artist Jill Dow – 2nd March, 10-4pm, £95

Do you have a passion for plants, gardens and art? This is the workshop for you at our new studio at Oakwood Garden Centre, Killearn.

Holly and Jill are combining their knowledge and passion for both subjects. The day is presented by them with their overlapping skills of gardeners, artists & designers. Holly will start the day with a presentation on what to grow –  plants for pollinators to suit our Scottish climate, a season by season guide. This will be followed by Jill’s exploration of the structure and form of the plant models through simple pencil studies, moving on to watercolour or gouache in a more expressive way, to capture the particular beauty of these plants. This workshop is suitable for total beginners to advanced artists and gardeners.

Holly Nairn: “As a garden designer I will explain the importance and role of pollinators and highlight plants for all seasons that we can use in our gardens, exploring shape, colour and scent.  We’ll focus on beautiful hardy plants suitable for our harsh climate and clay soils that are not only attractive to us, but also to pollinators.”

Jill Dow: “As an artist and gardener, my passion for both wild and cultivated plants has always been central to my work.  Closely observed plant drawings have figured in art, design and science throughout the centuries, and after a brief look at some favourite examples of plant portraits, we will start work on our own. First, we will explore the structure and form of our plant models in simple pencil studies; later we will use watercolour or gouache in a more expressive way to capture the particular beauty of their colour, texture and shape. “

All materials, lunch and refreshments will be provided. All levels welcome.

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