We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

Join us for a two day workshop in Botanical Drawing with the professional artist Rebecca Cartwright de Fontenelle.

Enjoy and take inspiration from the peaceful oasis of the garden while Rebecca takes you through the techniques of botanical drawing.

Create your own drawing to take home and put on display.

We will be providing paper, basic drawing materials and pigments to make water-based tempera drawings but please feel free to bring your own materials if you want to do any oil painting. 

Meet Rebecca Cartwright de Fontenelle

Rebecca studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art and specialise in figurative narrative painting. Recently her paintings have had biblical themes. Rebecca believes plants are wonderful subjects because they are so marvellous, surprising and beautiful. 

What you need to know

No previous experience is required!

Botanical Drawing is a two day workshop held during the week.

All equipment will be provided on the day.

The workshop is held at the Garden, you can find details on how to get here via our Your Visit page.

If you're a Southwark resident of more than 2 years and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop a year with us!* We ask that you pay a £10 deposit for your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop. We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark / Lambeth Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in Southwark for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark / Lambeth Resident place within September 2017 and July 2018; and would like to attend more workshops, then you will be required to pay.


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