The Life of Plants with Elizabeth Hammond

22nd October, 10am – 4pm

Longstock Garden Centre and Nursery                             BUY NOW

£125/ day, to include a light lunch (menu available on booking)


Discover a more abstract approach to botanical drawing with Elizabeth Hammond. This course will look at capturing the movement and energy of the plant life. You will explore the intricacies of specimens through micro to macro scale works on paper, discover the joy of gestural drawing and learn about evoking the sense of the plants and flowers. This workshop visually investigates these exciting elements of nature in the perfect setting of the Longstock Gardens Cafe and Nursery, an ideal learning environment for these explorations.

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 Discover, Explore and Articulate

“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature”.

Henry David Thoreau

This workshop, with experienced tutor and artist Elizabeth Hammond, will develop your drawing skills in a supportive and inspiring environment. Together you will work towards building a variety of skills, not only techniques with materials, but also how to objectively view your work, discovering the moments of brilliance that every drawing contains. Elizabeth will guide you towards ‘finished’ works as well as enjoying drawing as a process.

“There’s nothing as pleasurable for me as making marks, you know, of drawing, using your hands. The hand has some kind of memory”.

Jim Dine

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Elizabeth Hammond has put together a list of materials for this course. Have a look at the prepared basket.  Click here for your Botanical Autumn URL link for Materials needed on this course 

pencils: 2H, 2B, 6B

white chalk
white eraser
pencil sharpener
craft knife
thick and thin willow charcoal
3 sheets A1 cartridge paper
4 sheets A3 cartridge paper
2 bulldog clips
black drawing pen – medium point
a selection of thin and thick paint brushes for ink work (tutor to provide ink)

masking tape

sketchbook if you have one (A4 size recommended)

CASS art offer HAMPSHIRE ART studio students a 10% discount for materials bought from their site. You can remove items you don’t need, or add items you fancy and you still get the 10% discount.