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 baasaoffice@gmail.com 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 g.condy@sanbi.org.za.

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/newsylva.com.