An Introduction to Botanical Illustration

Level: QLS Level 2

Discover the pure pleasure of capturing the beauty of a plant and:

  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 2
  • Achieve the HCC Certificate
  • Flexible home-study to fit your learning around your life

This course will give you the basic skills to create beautiful and accurate botanical drawings and watercolour paintings.

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by botanic illustration experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials. These include a video which demonstrates watercolour techniques. You are expected to provide your own art equipment (such as pencils, brushes, paints) and your tutor can advise on what is needed.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate and the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 2. You have 2 years to complete the course.

* Fees include QLS registration
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