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September 2022
£196

Traditional Botanical Painting workshop

Sunday 18 September at 10:00 am to Sunday 23 October at 3:00 pm
Linnaeus study room,
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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This course with senior associate Jenny Brooks Dip.AD, ATC,  covers the different stages of botanical painting through four themed workshops. By the end of the course you will be able to optimise your equipment to improve your drawing skills; work on observation of different plant specimens; explore different watercolour techniques used in botanical painting; and bring all skills together to work towards completed botanical paintings. Please provide a selection of good quality pencils and an A3 pad of cartridge paper…

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October 2022
£80

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

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Plant Potting Workshop for Children

Friday 28 October at 10:00 am to 3:40 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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This workshop is about the life of a flower and how they grow from bulbs to full bloom! We will learn about different parts of the plant (roots, shoots, leaves and stems) and what plants need to live, (water, soil and sunshine). The children will be able to choose two bulbs to take home in a pot. These should flower indoors. To highlight how special these bulbs are, the children will be able to decorate a cover for their plant's…

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November 2022

Growing a better world: Poppy Okotcha lecture

Thursday 24 November at 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Anson Rooms,
Richmond Building, University of Bristol, 105 Queens Rd,
Bristol, BS8 1LN
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This special lecture for the autumn is a collaboration between University of Bristol Student Union and the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. Poppy Okotcha is an ecological home grower, working to inspire reconnection to land and living world. In this talk Poppy will explore the benefits of home scale ecological food growing. From soil health to gut health, food sovereignty, community empowerment and mental health, connecting with our gardens has proven benefits for mind, body and the environments around us.…

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