Botanical Coloured Pencil Online Art Course (D12) 

Tutored by Ida Mitrani

The Botanical Coloured Pencil Course is a Diploma Course

Coloured pencil used dry, is a fantastic way of bringing life to paintings of our flora anywhere in the world.
The colours in nature are amazing. Learn how to look and see the plants that surround you, observe their intricate detail and convey the beauty of what you see onto paper. And do this at your own pace and without pressure.

This London Art College course is comprehensive with detailed tuition all the way through. It gives you the opportunity to read, learn, practice and get feedback at the stage you find yourself. This is for all levels of experience from complete beginners to experienced artists.

You will learn about the basic anatomy of plants, what to look for in your subject, how to set it up, look after it and sketch it onto paper. Step by step tuition will introduce you to the intricacies of light and shade and then colour.

There are different ways of using coloured pencil in art and this course will show you how to lay the colours in a way that allows you to subtly distinguish between dainty petals and more solid objects such as fruit.

Botanical Art is about detail and how to use your chosen medium to best advantage. You will learn how to use your coloured pencils appropriately for this art form, how to find the right colours and how to optically mix them to get the colour you want.

Finally, there is a section about using pen and ink in combination with your coloured pencils showing just how versatile coloured pencils are. This course shares material with the Botanical Painting course which does not refer to the medium the course is taught in.

If you are interested in Botanical Art and using coloured pencils, this is for you. Click on the link below to get started.

Student Artwork by Sophie Delesque

Student Artwork by Sophie Delesque

Course Prices

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Critiques Online or via Regular Mail

Students are able to upload their artwork to the 'The Art Room' on our website. Each student is given a unique username and password on enrolment for their own private section in The Art Room. Students can upload their artwork for the tutor to collect and critique. The tutor will then upload feedback for the student to download. If you do not have facilities to upload your artwork, you can mail your artwork to the tutors centre and receive your artwork back with your critique. It is essential you label all packages/artwork with your student number.

Student Artwork by Sarah Mitchell

Student Artwork by Sarah Mitchell

Tutor Support

All our courses are written to be complete in themselves. However we realise that students may appreciate being able to get clarification about various things as they work through their programme as well wanting reassurance that they are putting techniques into practice effectively. The tutors provide the technical support to deal with relevant queries.

Most courses have their own dedicated Tutor. The tutor keeps the course up to date and relevant to today's students. They are available to the individual student for advice and encouragement. Each course has regular exercises and assignments that are constructed in such a way as to give the student the opportunity to practice the techniques learnt on the course and to test themselves as they go along. The student is encouraged to submit the assignment work to the college for the tutor to critique. The student's work will be returned together with the tutor's personal critique. On many courses the assignment work may be suitable for inclusion in a student's Portfolio of Work that could be very useful later. The college will use the assignments submitted as the basis for any award of a letter, certificate or diploma.

Student Artwork by Nola Sindel

Student Artwork (detail) by Nola Sindel

Duration and Experience

The expected duration of this course is approximately 1 year although the college allows students up to two years to complete their studies. This course is suitable for students with previous experience in drawing and painting.

Course Content

The following is an overview of some of the areas that are covered in the course.

Media: Equipment used

Subject: Areas covered

Techniques: Skills developed

Coloured pencil

Keeping a sketchbook
Basic botany
Reference material

Line drawing
Tonal drawing
Using coloured pencils
Coloured pencil techniques
Optical colour mixing
Pen & ink

Samples pages from this course

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Sample Images from the course

Below are a few images from the course itself.

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See Your skill Grow with the Botanical Coloured Pencil Diploma Course

Testimonials from students

Today I received my Botanical Painting in Coloured Pencil Diploma with distinction for which I thank you. It has been a pleasure working with Shevaun Doherty as my Tutor. Her enthusiasm for the subject, encouragement and I may say constructive criticism has been an inspiration. It has given me the desire to carry on improving my art. With your prompt return of Assessments I have managed to complete the course in less than a year.

Mollie Melhuish

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