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Drawing from Nature with Pencil and Paper with Sheena Vallely and Pupgroup

Wednesday 12 October at 11:00 am to Wednesday 2 November at 1:00 pm

| £80

A short course on drawing directly from Nature at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. For two hours each morning over four weeks you will be given tried and tested instructions on how to look at and how to draw living plants. Drawing outdoors can stimulate all of the senses from the scents and the shape and colour you can experience, to the scale and variety of form and foliage of plants from around the world. Improve your drawing skills and see nature in a new way in a beautiful setting.

Everyone is welcome. For all levels of drawing ability. All drawing materials are provided


“Sheena set imaginative and interesting tasks, which helped me to look and see in an intense and revelatory way.”


Wednesdays 11am – 1pm over four weeks

Maximum: 8

Sheena Vallely is a painter and a printmaker based in Bristol. See her work at her website, on Instagram, and read more about Pick Up a Pencil group on their Facebook page.

Book your place

Booking is essential. Book your place using the University online shop.

You will need to register your details. You will only be charged once you have confirmed your booking.

Enrolment will close 2 days before the start of the course. We only accept online bookings.

Contact us

If you have any questions contact us at or call 0117 42 82041


Wednesday 12 October at 11:00 am
Wednesday 2 November at 1:00 pm


University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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0117 42 82041