Workshops – Online and In Person

Online Learning 2022

Upcoming Online Workshop

June 17, 18, 2022

I’m delighted to offer online opportunities for you to learn botanical watercolour painting with me. 

During our online workshop we will slow down,

taking time to really look at the bright, fresh and vibrant colours

of the changing seasons. Using first wet and then dry

watercolour painting techniques

we will experience the mindful process

of botanical art while learning to capture

the beauty of Summer poppies.

Demonstrations will include:
  • colour mixing and matching, 

  • capturing light and shade, 

  • layering of colours, 

  • painting fine detail

  • finishing with a WOW! 

To make the experience as stress free as possible,

I will provide an image and a line drawing of a

simple plant subject for anyone who wishes to use it.

For those who choose to draw their own subject,

I’ll suggest a simple subject.

Students will have time to do some

observational drawing in the class. 

Each workshop will happen over

two days – 4 hours per day. 

Blooming Beautiful- Summer Poppies, June 17, 18, 2022
3 pm  – 7pm, GMT, ( 11 am – 3 pm, EST, and 8 am – 12 noon PDT)
Cost €150

To Register: Please email me:

The following will be included:
  • Course outline with objectives

  • Course notes

  • Materials list

  • Colour list and image for palette layout

  • Image and line drawing of plant

  • Template for watercolour layering

  • Slideshow presentations

  • Video demonstrations

  • Live demonstrations

  • Feedback will be available throughout by email.

In Person Workshops:


June 28 – July 4,  2022
Summer Meadow Flowers

Join me to paint summer flowers from the meadows surrounding the traditional Transylvanian village of Copsa Mare, Romania. I will be teaching for five days in Pod Art Studio, the village house restored by our hosts, James and Rachel De Candole.

Workshop will cover:

  • Time for personal reflective drawing in the studio and in the field.

  • Observational and measured drawing.

  • Light and tone to create form.

  • Exploring the nuances of colour temperature to achieve impact.

  • Wet and dry watercolour techniques to build texture and depth.

  • Finishing with a Wow!

For information and availability please contact :

Botanical Art Barcelona

July 7 -10,  2022

Watercolour Painting Skills for Painting Plants

Enquiries please email: Laura Alonso –

Botanical Art Escape

Skiathos, Greece. September 2022
Week 1 – September 10 – 17, 2022  – ‘Wild and garden Mediterranean flowers’
Week 2 – September 17 – 24, 2022 – ‘ Fruit from a Mediterranean garden.

Would you like to take a break, to slow down, to escape the stresses of the past months, to feast your senses, enhance your painting skills and master new ones, to rest and nourish your body, your mind and your soul? 

Join me on the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos in September 2022 for a botanical art escape.

During your time every effort will be made to ensure that you sleep well, eat well, rest, paint and explore. 



Arrival Day

19.00    Welcome drinks reception

20.30.  Supper will be available throughout the evening to facilitate those arriving on the evening Aegean airlines flight from Athens. 


8.00     Breakfast on the terrace

9.00     Studio introduction followed by a field trip to discover the local flora.

13.00   Lunch

14.00   Free time to explore, go to the beach, work in the studio.

18.30.  Aperitifs

20.00.  Dinner

Monday/ Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 

8.00       Breakfast

9.00       Studio

12.30     Lunch

13.30.    Studio

15.00     Free time for rest, beach, town, walking, continuing in studio.

18.30     Aperitifs

20.00     Dinner


8.00      Breakfast on the terrace

10.00    Depart for those staying for one week

For those staying for two weeks there will be a choice of optional workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

Cost for each week.

€1,950 – one person using double or twin room.


  • accommodation 7 nights,
  • 7 x breakfast, 
  • 6 x lunch, 
  • 7 x dinner 
  • 25 hrs. botanical art tuition 
  • Use of studio
  • Transfers to and from the airport or port.
  • Transfers to and from Skiathos town on the two evenings when we will have dinner in town.

To book:

  1. Please contact me to check for available places. 


For personalised individual or group workshops please contact me by email.