Ruth teaches a range of botanical drawing and watercolour techniques. The emphasis is on botanical observation, accuracy and seasonal plant material.

All abilities will be catered for with individual tuition in a supportive environment. Students learn through a series of exercises, which are then applied in small projects to botanical specimens. Basic botany is also covered. The Art Trading Company
The Art Trading Company
36a Earsham Street,
Suffolk NR35 1AQ
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Saturday 20th January
Saturday 24th February
Saturday 17th March
Saturday 28th April
Saturday 19th May
Saturday 23rd June
Saturday 21st July
Saturday 22nd September
Saturday 20th October
Saturday 24th November
Coloured Pencil Courses
Saturday 10th February
Saturday 3rd March
Saturday 14th April

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27 All Saints Road, Pakefield. Lowestoft. NR33 0LJ 

Monday 22nd January
(more dates following shortly….)

The Red House
Golf Lane, Aldeburgh.Suffolk.IP15 5PZ

The Red House was home to composer, Benjamin Britten, for the last two decades of his life. Set in beautifully restored gardens, The Red House is the perfect location for a botanical painting workshop.


(Dates to be announced for Spring 2018)

Workshop £50


If you would like to enquire about booking a place on a course, please fill in my contact form, indicating which course you were interested in and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Carlton Marshes Reserve
Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville,
Lowestoft, Suffolk,
NR33 8HU
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Creating a Field Sketchbook
Ruth will be teaching sketchbook field drawing skills to enable participants to create their own field sketchbook across the year. Workshops can be booked individually, but as the sessions are seasonal, people would benefit from booking the whole course to help them build their skills across the year and create a sketchbook for 2018. Workshops can be one day (Saturdays) or two days (Saturdays and Mondays) per season.

2018 Dates
Saturday 10th March
Monday 12th March
Saturday 16h June
Monday 18th June
Saturday 29th September
Monday 1st October
Saturday 1st December
Monday 3rd December

NB Workshops have to be booked through SWT Wild learning adult courses.



A range of drawing pencils (student sets are fine)
Pencil sharpener
Putty Rubber
Plastic Eraser
Masking tape
Tracing paper
HP watercolour paper – I recommend Fabriano 5 ‘FatPad’ A4 sketchbooks
Artists watercolour (Please talk to me before you buy any. I provide samples for new students)
Sable watercolour brushes no.1,2,4,6. (I use minature brushes which are available to buy from me at workshops)
Ceramic pallette (a white plate is fine)
Kitchen Roll

NB Many students bring a notebook to jot down information.




“I have been attending Ruth’s workshops for about a year. The workshops are very enjoyable and fun but also have a serious side for learning. The workshops are extremely good for both the beginner and more experienced artist.

At the moment I am doing a two year Diploma Course with the Society of Botanical Artist. Ruth has helped me with every aspect of the work which is required. This includes line drawing, shading, colour mixing, form, and observing the detail and the structure of the plants.

Ruth knows what is required for the botanical artist.

Ruth is an excellent teacher, she is patient and encourages every step of the way. My confidence has increased through her encouragement. Thanks Ruth.”

Shona Winter

“I have been attending the botanical painting courses with Ruth for almost a year now and can honestly say that they have proved to be both enjoyable and challenging. The individual sessions are meticulously planned with plentiful drawing resources and are designed to cope with all abilities and levels of experience, from the novice to those who wish to take their studies to a higher level. There is an excellent sense of camaraderie with all those who attend the courses and this adds to the enjoyment of the day. To add to this there are plenty of opportunities to contact Ruth outside of the sessions for further technical advice. I feel that I personally, have learned a great deal through these courses and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

Debbie Hughes