Fri, 05 Mar


Online event - zoom and video

Scientific drawing, notebooks and watercolour

Learn how to draw with curiosity and detail, make notebooks, series of observations/ sketches to help you design your finished watercolour. Tickets :

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Scientific drawing, notebooks and watercolour

Time & Location

05 Mar 2021, 11:00 – 03 Apr 2021, 11:00

Online event - zoom and video

About the event

This is a four week online course for children aged 7+ (younger children may benefit from this course with supervision). We do this through group zoom calls and recorded teaching videos. Regular contact, private tuition and bespoke coaching are all available, if required. No previous experience in drawing or painting required - just internet access, access to Zoom, a space to work in, art-materials from the resources list below (or artpack) and a curious mind!

What the skills do both artists and scientists use?  With spring on the way, we shall be taking our inspiration from the magic of nature! Focusing specifically on botanical, geological and entomological studies and artists - I shall  model and teach specific approaches to observation and drawing to develop your drawing kills.  In the first two weeks  there will be  a range of practice activities (including making your own notebook) and the  choice of a small, focused independent study which will lead you  into the second two weeks where you will learn watercolour painting techniques, design and finish your own final watercolour piece. This will be of standard size and easy to find a frame!

We run this course on Fridays and Saturday mornings over four weeks. Artpacks are available to purchase at cost price but please see list below, you may already have access to the materials you need. Artpacks can be delivered to your door at no extra cost. You will have access to a shared Google Drive folder which will contain all the Powerpoints, videos and images you need for the project.

Some participants (families and teachers)  have chosen to purchase the course and use it at a later date, in their own time and their own way, without joining in the live group sessions. You can make this your own course - Please contact me directly to discuss your needs.

FRIENDS DISCOUNT - If you recommend a friend and they recruit, you can purchase the friends discount ticket (£10 off)  If you usually purchase the sibling discount AND recommend a new recruit friend you get a total of £20 discount.


Friday 5th March -  11am ZOOM - Introduction and live draw - set home task

Saturday 6th March -  10am ZOOM - Introduction and live draw - set home task

Friday 12th March - Video for making notebook and suggested one week observational task

Saturday 13th March - Video for making notebook and suggested one week observational task

Friday 19th March 11am ZOOM -  Watercolour lesson and practice task

Saturday 20th March 10am ZOOM - Watercolour lesson and practice task

Friday  26th March  - Video for designing your own final piece and set task

Saturday 27th March - Video for designing your final piece and set task

Friday 5th April  11am ZOOM - Final share

Saturday 6th April 10am ZOOM - Final share

ARTPACKS: £12 @cost with delivery (quality paper and tins)

  • watercolour tin
  • fine brush
  • cartridge paper for drawing
  • watercolour paper (A5 for practice and A4 for final piece)
  • finepoint technical pencil
  • fineliner

You will also need:

  • ruler
  • rubber
  • glue
  • card to make notebook


  • watercolour pencils
  • felt tipped pens
  • A4 frame
  • needle and thread/ string
  • masking tape
  • handheld magnifying glass

For previous projects check out the 'Children's Gallery' on the OTB website:

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