Botanical Illustration for Nature Connection

Connect with Nature and experience the joy of producing a beautiful botanical drawing and painting, inspired by the gardens at Hay Castle.

One day course – at Hay Castle, Clore Space

An introduction to painting beautiful botanical studies. You will receive both fresh and dried subjects – seed heads and pods – to work from, or you can take inspiration from plants growing in the Castle grounds!

This course is run in partnership with Debbie Devauden Beautiful Botanicals.


Key Information

Date: Saturday 5th August 2023

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: The Clore Space, Hay Castle

All materials are provided, paper paints, bushes etc. for use on the day. Don’t forget reading glasses if you wear them! You should wear suitable clothing.

Please bring a water bottle and a packed lunch for a picnic, or Hay has a variety of places to buy lunch. Tea & Coffee available to buy from the Hay Castle Café.


What will I do and learn?

  • Gain an overview of how to start a Botanical Illustration and what to look for in your chosen specimen
  • Learn how to use pencil, drawing pens, and watercolour to produce a finished image
  • Understand how to choose and mix the best suitable colours to match your specimen.
  • Be able to add very fine details with specific brushes.


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