Wednesday, 22 August 2012

KwaZulu Natal Workshop News: Painting demo with Anne Cleveland

Dear All,

We invite you to attend the September Workshop on Saturday 15th September 2012 at Discovery Room Botanical Gardens (Durban) from 9-12.   It will be a watercolour workshop with Anne Cleveland – a well known watercolour artist and member of BAASA.

Anne has illustrated books and is well known throughout RSA and beyond.

Please see below the list of materials to bring.  Please let me know if you are coming, so that I can book your place as seats limited.

Have a great day.

Lynne Griffin 

Dear Lynne,

Here is a list of watercolour requirements for the course I will give Baasa, on 15th Sept. 9a.m to 12a.m.
I will give a short demo on drawing two of my favourite flowers. Strelitzia reginae, and Erythrina caffra.
I will show how to prepare a composition on tracing paper, and then transfer this on to watercolour paper, and start to apply watercolour washes. 

Some people may have a different flower of preference which they may wish to paint. This will be fine because the same rules will apply.

Requirements for the course : 
           2 Imperial size sheets, 300g or more of smooth watercolour paper
           2 large sheets of tracing paper.
           2B or 3B pencils
           Putty erasor
           A board to lean on
           Masking tape
           1 soft pale brown pastel stick
           1 marker pen
           Brushes - Filbert brushes 2,3,5, and 8.
           White palette - polystyrene trays or white saucers are acceptable
           Watercolour paint - Winsor and Newton or Cotmans.
           Plant material of your choice

I am very much looking forward to seeing you on this course on Saturday, 15th September.

Anne Cleveland

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sarah Simblet visit to Gauteng

04 - 07 February    2013

Well-known botanical artist Sarah Simblet will conduct two courses at the National Herbarium in Pretoria, which will focus on pencil and pen and ink drawing skills.

04 - 05 February 2013 Maximum 20 participants
06 - 07 February 2013 Maximum 20 participants

Course Fee: R800 BAASA members R1000 for non-members (only after 11 January 2013)
A deposit fee of R200.00 is required with each reservation. Final payment before 10 January 2013.    Banking details: BAASA Gauteng, Standard Bank Silverton, Branch code 105045, account number 676477399.
Send proof of payment to Angie Hill or fax 0866173371.

Both courses will be held at the National Herbarium, Pretoria National Botanical Garden. For more information and to book contact Gillian Condy

Dr Sarah Simblet is a brilliant botanical artist with a most unique style of drawing plants. She has written and illustrated three major art reference books published worldwide by Dorling Kindersley, The best known publication to SA botanical artists is Botany for the artist. She was awarded her PhD from Bristol University (1998) and is a tutor at Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University.  She has exhibited her work at venues such as Welcome Trust, Natural History Museum and Science Museum, London. She contributes regularly to BBC3 radio and television debates about the relationship between art and science. She also teaches at the National Gallery, Chelsea Physic Garden and Royal Collection. Sarah has a passion for teaching and public speaking and this will give BAASA members a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills and experiences in botanical art. She is currently involved with preparing 300 drawings of trees for a book The New Sylva to be published by Bloomsbury in 2014. You can watch the work in progress on the web site www/