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Botanical Art from the Very Beginning - Daytime (Cancelled)


Date & Time

Start: Monday, 20 April 2020 - 1:15 pm

End: Monday, 18 May 2020 - 3:15 pm

Booking is essential. Please book on Eventbrite.


Great North Museum: Hancock

Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT

Event Details

Please note: this course has been cancelled.

In light of the changing situation surrounding the spread of coronavirus, this course has been cancelled.

We will postpone activities wherever possible and continue to monitor the situation. The NHSN office will also close until the situation improves. If you have any enquiries please email us at

Course tutor: Alison Cutts
Course length: 5 weekly sessions, 1.15 – 3.15pm
Course structure: Indoor

Over five afternoon sessions, this gentle introduction to botanical art will ease you into the techniques used to create accurate observational drawings from botanical specimens. Each week, you will build in confidence and skill, moving from simple specimens to more complex material, and finish by drawing a whole plant.

The course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience in other types of drawing, and the small group size allows Alison to work more closely with attendees. It is not intended as a masterclass for scientific artists. All materials will be provided, but if you have favourite pencils and drawing paper please do bring them along. Whilst there is no specific ‘homework’ between the sessions, we hope participants will be inspired to draw independently throughout (and beyond) the course.

Cost £65 (concessions £60)

NB. You must be an NHSN member to attend this course. Please visit our website to join: 

The terms and conditions of booking on NHSN education courses can be accessed via the link below. Please refer to section ‘2. Refunds Policy‘ regarding non-refundable cancellations:

Image credit: © Alison Cutts