Find Ai Weiwei’s iron sculpture in Eden's Rainforest Biome, cast from a giant tree root sourced in Brazil.
Join Laura Silburn from the Eden Project Florilegium Society for a special three days at Eden, where you will be guided through the techniques of graphite drawing and shading and how to turn this into a finished botanical illustration.
You will be given a half-day introduction to learn or refresh the basic botany that is useful to the botanical illustrator, delivered by a member of the Eden Horticulture Team.
How the traditional methods of watercolour, pen and ink and graphite have been used for centuries and cannot be replaced by photography alone.
We’ll introduce you to accurate line-drawing and tonal shading to make your subject appear three-dimensional, as well as helping you arrange your subject on the paper.
“Thank you for your patient guidance and encouragement... We enjoyed every minute, and surprised ourselves with what we were able to achieve.”
“Best botanical workshop I’ve been to in terms of proper constructive instructions and criticism. Brilliant plus friendly atmosphere.”