Summer School

Summer School is a short course offered over a period of two consecutive days in either July or August each year.

Ideally suited for students who are new to botanical drawing and painting or those who have a little experience but would like to improve. The aim of Summer School is to address some of the fundamental skills and techniques for successful botanical art and illustration.

Course content focusses on drawing and painting with precision and accuracy through a series of set exercises, including drawing technique, painting techniques, colour theory, composition and botany. By the end of day two you will have produced a small botanical illustration to take home, where you have practised these basic techniques.

  • Botanical Drawing & Painting for Beginners & Improvers – Summer School at Mannings Heath


"Leigh Ann combines individual attention with tutoring the group and enthuses everyone with her skills, expertise, and knowledge. Inspiring."

"I have learnt a great deal from this course and have found it very relaxing. Our tutor has helped me achieve so much."

"I learnt a great deal and have really valued the teaching and all the skills imparted."

"Leigh Ann is a very patient tutor which helps increase student confidence. She is very good at explaining information."