Botanic Gardens & Attenborough Arboretum

Summer at the Botanic Gardens

July

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  • The artist’s garden

  • Wednesday – Friday, 10am – 3pm
  • 10 July – 12 July
  • £85 / £45
  • Tutor: Sue Graham
  • Capture the Botanic Gardens from the glass houses to the water garden. Draw and paint in the style, ‘en plein air’, inspired by Monet, Pissarro, Matisse and Nolde.
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  • Silver jewellery summer school

  • Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 3.30pm
  • 24 July – 27 July
  • £140 / £83
  • Tutor: Kate Bajic
  • Enjoy this fun and informative course suitable for beginners and improvers. Over the four days time is spent learning a range of silver jewellery making skills and techniques which will enable you to create your own jewellery designs. All abilities welcome.
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  • A Chinese brush with the Botanic Gardens

  • Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
  • 27 July- 28 July
  • £85 / £45
  • Tutor: Paul Maslowski
  • Explore the art of the Chinese brush in the Botanic Gardens, using classical and seasonal subjects.
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  • Mixed media at the Botanic Gardens

  • Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 4pm
  • 29 July – 1 August
  • £96 / £51
  • Tutor: Samantha Robinson
  • Be inspired by the Botanic Gardens and learn how to transfer your ideas into a contemporary textile piece by experimenting with layering fabrics, hand and machine embroidery along with threads, beads and copper wire detailing.
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August

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  • Silk painting in nature

  • Saturday, 10am – 1pm, 3 August
  • £23 / £10
  • Tutor: Andrew Wynne
  • Get the family together to explore themes of nature with innovative silk painting techniques.
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  • Flowers in copper

  • Saturday 3 August, 10am – 4pm
  • £55 / £35
  • Tutor: Samantha Robinson
  • Experiment with metalwork techniques including sawing, soldering and texturising copper to complete a contemporary floral piece inspired by the Botanic Gardens.
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  • Botanical blueprints’ cyanotype workshop

  • Sunday 4 August, 10am – 5pm
  • £41 / £23
  • Tutor: Kit Anderson
  • Enjoy the Cyanotype process by collecting plants and found objects to produce distinctive ‘Prussian blue’ prints.
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  • Pencil and watercolour at the Botanic Gardens

  • Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 4pm
  • 5 August – 7 August
  • £96 / £51
  • Tutor: Georgia Danvers
  • Learn about observational drawing, colour theory, and develop your pencil and watercolour techniques.
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  • Drawing and painting at the Botanic Gardens

  • Monday - Wednesday, 10am – 3.30pm
  • 12 August – 14 August
  • £96 / £51
  • Tutor: Diane Hall
  • Stretch your imagination and creativity, while experimenting with different approaches to develop a final painting or mixed media work.
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  • Sketch & stroll at the Botanic Gardens

  • Sunday 25 August, 10am – 4pm
  • £41 / £23
  • Tutor: Maria Collingham
  • Connect with nature and develop your creativity by sketching small drawings and paintings in a friendly environment.
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