CAPTURE THE COLOURS, TONES AND TEXTURES OF THE MAJESTIC FYNBOS FLORA
From research expeditions in the field to sessions in the studio, this unique botanical masterclass celebrates botanical accuracy and artistic excellence, every step of the way.
With over 900 species of fynbos, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and the Cape Floral Kingdom are globally renowned for their biodiversity. The region and its flora have inspired artists, conservationists and eco-tourists for decades.
Two renowned international artists will share their skills and expertise in a hands-on practical course, focused towards the completion of an artwork. The course also includes stimulating lectures on botanical art and conservation.
Studying and capturing the fynbos flora in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Participants will also have access to our specialised team of conservation experts, who have dedicated themselves to these natural treasures.
Grootbos is a world leader in sustainable tourism, committed to research and innovation. The team’s philosophy extends beyond conservation, constantly pioneering new paths for progressive eco-tourism.
Reserve your place for the opportunity to capture the splendour of the fynbos under the guidance of renowned botanical artists, and enhance your botanical art skills.Enquire Now
- Course Date: 26-30 October 2023
- Venue: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
- Cost: R6500pp includes tuition and a daily lunch, accommodation excluded
- Bookings: email@example.com
- A 5-day masterclass led by renowned international artists
- Daily lunch provided
- Engaging lectures covering various aspects of botanical art and conservation
- Guided nature excursions aimed at collecting field information from observing specimens
- Accommodation during the masterclass
- In this masterclass artists will choose their subject from plants provided and then visit the plants in situ to observe and sketch them in their natural habitat.
- Field information will be collected accurately and quickly through drawing, watercolor studies, and photography.
- Returning to the studio, compositions will be designed while paying attention to botanical accuracy and aesthetics. Compositional drawings will be transferred to either paper or vellum.
- Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice, artists will learn to manage multiple layers of watercolor drybrush, capturing rich color, shaded form and surface textures of Fynbos flora, while retaining botanical accuracy of their subject.
- By the end of the five day course, artists will have a painting completed or nearly so. Carol and Deborah will also provide lectures on contemporary botanical art and conservation.