The Herb Journal : Introductory Day Course

The day is divided between knowledge and practice.  The morning will be spent with Hamish who will introduce you to his world of herbs in the secret herb garden. This will be a sensory experience where you will learn about their growing conditions, identification, and their many diverse uses and enjoyment.  Hamish will give you a personal tour of the garden and the facilities.

After a lunch break, Sheila will take you through the first stages of how to make the first leaves for your herb journal.  This is followed with a demonstration of basic watercolour techniques, and then you will begin observing and recording your first impressions of the world of herbs growing around you, adding memos and notes to your journal as you go.  The aim is to give you an enjoyable, educational and rewarding experience, and the confidence to express yourself in this lovely medium. All art materials and equipment will be provided.

These courses have been designed for everyone, from complete beginners to the more experienced artists and will you take you through simple watercolour techniques. There will be a demonstration at the beginning of each session, equipping you with basic skills and understanding of how to use the medium.  Come with an open mind and you will leave with a rewarding experience and your own personal creative artworks.  All materials will be supplied but if you wish to have your own starter kit of brushes, paints and pencil to use and take away there is an extra charge of £30.00 which must be paid for when booking. This will include 2 prolene art brushes, sizes 6 and 12, Cotman’s  sketchers watercolour set and 1 Derwent light wash pencil, HB.

The day will run from 10am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 4pm.  Please bring along a pack lunch or use the charming onsite café for your lunch break and refreshments, looked after by Liberty and her team.

1 DAY, £90

Times: 10am-12:30pm + 1:30pm-4pm
Tutor: Sheila Roberts Maclean

Contact admin@secretherbgarden.co.uk or call 07525 069 773 for more information or to make a booking.

Sheila Roberts Maclean

Sheila will be leading you through many of the courses, bringing in other specialist teachers when required.She holds an M.A. in Fine Art and M.Sc. in Community Education, both from Edinburgh University, and has worked extensively as a Designer, Illustrator, Scenic Artist and Teacher over the last 30 Years, educating people of all ages and abilities. She divides her time between the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh and a summer retreat in the North West Highlands.Her specialties are in the field of watercolour painting and hand crafted skills inspired by her surroundings at home and abroad.

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