Botanic Gardens & Attenborough Arboretum

Weekend workshops

June

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  • Chinese Brush Painting

  • Botanic Gardens

  • Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 June. 10am – 4pm
  • £71 / £51 for 2 sessions. Tutor: Paul Maslowski
  • Explore your first (or further) taste of the art of Chinese Brush painting using classical and seasonal subjects in Leicester’s wonderful Botanic Gardens..
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  • Flora and Fauna Photo Textile Jewellery

  • Botanic Gardens

  • Saturday 23 June, 10am – 4pm
  • £41 / £26 for 1 session.
    Tutor: Phiona Richards
  • Create your own personal textile jewellery piece inspired by flora and fauna of the Botanical Gardens. Use a variety of techniques including embroidery, image transfer and jewellery making in this fun one day course.
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July

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  • Adventurous Watercolours

  • Botanic Gardens

  • Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 July. 10am – 4pm
  • £61 / £41 for 2 sessions. Tutor: Maria Collingham
  • Work in the grounds of the beautiful Botanic Gardens to produce vibrant and adventurous watercolours in this weekend course.
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August

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  • Expressive Oil Painting

  • Botanic Gardens

  • Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 August. 10am – 4pm
  • £71 / £51 for 2 sessions. Tutor: Abigail Robinson
  • Spend the weekend exploring expressive drawing and oil painting outdoors in the natural beauty of Leicester’s Botanic Gardens.
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Mid week courses

July

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  • Silver Jewellery Summer School

  • Attenborough Arboretum

  • Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 July. 10am – 3.30pm
  • £96 / £51 for 4 sessions. Tutor: Kate Bajic
  • Perfect for beginners and improvers, enjoy the chance to develop your practical metal working skills to create your own silver jewellery designs, receiving help and guidance from a professional jeweller.
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  • Mixed Media Textural Garden

  • Botanic Gardens

  • Monday 30 July – Wednesday 1 August. 10am – 4pm
  • £96 / £51 for 3 sessions. Tutor: Samantha Robinson
  • Take inspiration from the leaves, flowers and seed heads from Leicester’s Botanical Gardens. Learn how to transfer your ideas into a contemporary textile piece by experimenting with layering fabrics, hand embroidery, and using luscious threads, beads and copper wire detailing.
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August

  • Pencil and Watercolour

    Botanical Drawing and Painting
  • Botanic Gardens

  • Monday 6 – Wednesday 8 August. 10am – 4pm
  • £96 / £51 for 3 sessions. Tutor: Georgia Danvers
  • Build up your understanding of drawing and painting plant subjects. Learn about observational drawing, colour theory, and develop your pencil and watercolour techniques.
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  • Drawing and Painting

  • Botanic Gardens

  • Monday 13 – Wednesday 15 August. 10am – 3.30pm
  • £96 / £51 for 3 sessions. Tutor: Diane Hall
  • Be inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Gardens. Experiment with different approaches and materials, developing your initial ideas and exploratory drawings into a final painting or mixed media work.
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  • Embroidery Sampler Book

  • Botanic Gardens

  • Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 August. 10am – 4pm
  • £81 / £41 for 3 sessions. Tutor: Phiona Richards
  • Learn how to make a beautiful pocket book and fill it with a variety of embroidery stitches to keep as samples for future projects. A perfect way to spend three days in the beautiful Botanical Gardens.
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