Our programme for 2017 began with a workshop by Billy Showell. 15 members were instructed on painting a cyclamen leaf and flower. Comments following this session include “Billy’s workshops are inspiring”, “a great day”, “a great tutor”. In a separate room other members enjoyed a quiet time away from routine to concentrate on current projects.
The Society is delighted to announce the beginning of a year long drawing project at and in conjunction with Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens. Normal garden entry charges will apply otherwise the sessions are free to anyone who wishes to join us and be guided by experienced botanical artists. http://castlebromwichhallgardens.org.uk/ The first session will be on Wednesday 8th February and continue on the second Wednesday of every month thereafter 1.30 to 3.30. You will need suitable clothing (we will be outside for all or some of the time – indoors if weather bad) and bring some basic drawing tools – paper, sketchbooks, pens/pencils and perhaps a folding seat together with a willingness to observe aspects of the garden and make drawings of what you see. We will meet at the till point where Jane Edwards, BSBA will meet you and take you into the garden.