What you'll do
To begin, we will meet and take an excursion to Columbia Road Flower Market where you will be able to choose some flowers or plants for you to draw and paint. I'll be providing some plants already but it's a good opportunity for you to pick out something personal or that inspires you directly. We will then continue back to the workshop space, the House of Rolfe headquarters where we will, set up and begin the drawing session. Using your flower or plant of choice, I'll be helping and guiding you along the way, giving you tips to take into consideration when botanically drawing and to answer any technical questions you might have. We will then have a short break, a drink and a snack (all provided) and get to know each other a bit more and again I will be there to answer any questions you have. For the final part of the session, we will move into a painting exercise where I will provide materials to work on your colouring abilities. I will assist you in adding colour to a drawing, either your own or one of the watercolour printouts available. There will be an opportunity at the end to purchase extra copies of the colouring sheets so you can continue growing your skills at home.
I've been working with flowers and nature for the last five years as an illustrator, designer, and stylist. My business House of Rolfe is where I share all of my work and turn my illustrations into patterns for home and fashion textiles. I grew up in lush Tasmania, Australia and have always been inspired by the incredible healing powers of combining nature and art, which I would now love to gift to you.
Homemade bakes and bites Please advise me of any dietary requirements.
Teas, coffee & water Seasonally, either hot or cold beverages.
Pencils, paint & paper I will provide some materials, but if you have your own that you'd like to bring please feel free.
Where you'll be
Our visit to Columbia road is optional, but if you haven't been yet it's not to be missed while in London. An eclectic mix of vendors selling all sorts of incredible seasonal flowers and plants are sure to inspire you. If you chose to meet at House of Rolfe headquarters, you'll find us just up the road (I'll provide you address details). My home and studio is a beautiful & bright space where you can unwind and feel your artistic self come out.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Please note that if you need step free access there is a flight of stairs at the house. There is no smoking indoors. One bathroom on site.
Botanical Drawing workshop with Artist
£55 / personNew experience
£55 / person