Plants in Ink

Join us at City Art Centre on Saturday 22nd June for a special botanical drawing masterclass with artist Jacqui Pestell MBE!

Plants in Ink

About Plants in Ink

Join us for a special botanical drawing masterclass. Using a range of beautiful tones of sepia, jet black and indigo inks, you will be taught how to depict the unique character of each plant using expressive marks with sticks, feathers and dipping pens. Tonal washes can be added to create depth and link the layers of line work.

Jacqui Pestell MBE

Jacqui trained initially in textiles in Nottingham and attained her post graduate qualification in Education at Goldsmiths in London. She began her career there in art and design in textiles and fashion along with developing art for advertising, marketing and publication, alongside mainstream teaching, before moving north to Edinburgh in 1997 becoming Artist in Residence at RBGE- from which point she broadened public and specialist participation in Botanical art at RBGE, eventually becoming Course Director in Botanical Art. In this process she devised and developed the Certificate and Diploma in Botanical Art courses at RBGE. Outside RBGE she is also an accomplished and commissioned botanical artist and illustrator in her own right and she has been passionate about drawing and painting plants for many years, enjoying teaching, tutoring, plus developing means to help others gain fulfilment in learning to see and record nature.

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