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Wild Flower Sketchbook Explosion!
Wild Flower Sketchbook Explosion!

Thu, 12 Aug



Wild Flower Sketchbook Explosion!

Learn how to create a modern version of Victorian nature journal in this relaxing and mindful drawing workshop.

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Time & Location

12 Aug 2021, 19:00 – 21:00 BST


About The Event

What do I get?

  • Access to the live class via zoom
  • A recording of the live class with infinite access (great if you can't attend the live class or want to rewatch)
  • Downloadable references, instructions and materials list (emailed to you before the class)
  • Loads of friendly advice and support!

Materials and Information

During this workshop you will learn some techniques for illustratively sketching wild flowers and how to document your findings with added field notes and observations. You will learn the 'rules' on how to draw flowers ..and then how to creatively break those rules in order to inject energy and personal interpretation into your sketches.

We will be sketching with pencils, pen, ink and watercolour using techniques that can be easily applied to other subjects. This is a great starting point if you'd like to begin a themed nature journal or garden sketchbook.

You may choose to simply enjoy the sketching and painting of the flowers but, as with ALL Wild Ink workshops, there are so many extra ways to enjoy this project. I will show you my sketchbooks which apply various cut out and collage techniques that you can try with your own flower illustrations.They look like they are literally bursting out of your sketchbook! Perhaps you would like to create a Victorian style pressed flower sample book where all the illustrations are exhibited as a more scientific collection? I'll show you that too!

This workshop is suitable for all abilities but aimed at those who would like to build on their sketching and painting skills.


  • You will be provided with some photo references for the workshop but you may like to try drawing from life, if so, you will need a flower in a vase to observe and sketch. 
  • Fine liners (waterproof, nib size 0.5mm and 0.1mm) in brown or black or a fountain pen with waterproof ink (NB. Brown fine liner/ink gives a lovely sepia feel to the design)
  • Pencil 2B/HB, eraser, sharpener
  • Smooth watercolour paper or heavyweight cartridge paper or sketchbook
  • Watercolour paints
  • Palette
  • Paintbrushes (Round approx size 4, 6, 8)
  • Coloured Pencils/water soluble pencils
  • Water pot
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Scissors and a glue stick
  • white oil pastel/wax crayon/candle


An old plain book page with sepia colouring or tea/coffee/brown watercolour stained paper. I'll show you how to do this during the workshop so it's not essential that you have it to hand.

Tracing paper, Alphabet stamps and an ink pad, brown envelope/kraft paper can be useful too


  • Wild Flower Sketchbook




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