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Debbie Devauden

Beautiful Botanicals
I run both Weekly Classes and Botanical Workshops.  My classes and workshops are aimed at students all levels – from absolute beginners to experienced artists. My objective is to inspire my students to experience the joy of producing a beautiful botanical painting. Although this will demand patience, an eye for detail, and the ability to draw a specimen accurately, my students often surprise themselves as they display latent talents which some believe they never possessed.
Throughout 2020, I will be running weekly classes in my studio at home near Raglan and in Cwmbran.  I will also be running workshops at a number of other venues including Insole Court, Llandaff, Duffryn Gardens, Cardiff and the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. I'll also be tutoring a residential weekend at Margam Discovery Centre, Margam Park, Port Talbot.

If you have ever wondered what Botanical Illustration is all about, click here  to view a short video which  tells you more.

Weekly Classes Spring 2020:-

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran,

Wednesday mornings 10.00am until 12.30pm.

January 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th , 19th.

March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st.

Hilltop, Kingcoed, Usk, Monmouthshire NP15 1DS:-

Monday evenings, 5.45pm until 8.15pm :-

January 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 17th.

March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.

Thursday afternoons, 1.30pm until 4.00pm :-

January 23rd, 30th, February 6th, 13th, 20th.

March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, April 2nd.

Fridays - either mornings 10.00 until 12.30pm or 1.30pm until 4.00pm - or both!

January 24th, 31st, February 7th, 14th, 21st.

March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd.

More information and how to book weekly classes.

Classes at Cwmbran are limited to a maximum of 12 students, classes at Hilltop are limited to a maximum of 8 students. Refreshments are provided.

Weekly classes are of 2.5 hours duration, at a cost of £10 per session, booked in advance in blocks. 

Materials will be provided for absolute beginners to use on the day, other students are asked to bring their own!  If you would like a materials list, please contact me.

To accommodate students who may have holiday plans and are unable to make a block booking, “pay as you go” places may be available at £12 per session; please contact me to find out availability.  However, students who have already booked a block session are welcome to attend extra sessions at any venue at a concessionary fee of £10.

Botanical workshops.

Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2LN
March 21st, April 18th, June 27th and August 8th, 10.00am until 4.00pm.

To reserve your place, call Peter Morgan on 07549 526527.  


Duffryn Gardens,  St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6SU
March 28th, May 30th, June 20th - 10.30am until 4.00pm.

Painting specimens from the gardens.

To reserve your place, call Duffryn Gardens on 02920 590813

National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff  CF10 3NP.

Saturday, 16th  May - 10.30am until  4.00pm.

This one day course is a great opportunity to get inspired by a handpicked selection from the Museum's collection of over 7,000 botanical prints and drawings, many dating back to the eighteenth century.  The stories behind these images are rich and intriguing in their own right.  Museum Curator Dr Heather Pardoe will be on hand to tell you more.  There will also be live specimens on hand to create your own beautiful painting.

The workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

To find out more and reserve your place, click here

Residential Weekends:-

Margam Park Discovery Centre, Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot, SA132UA

Friday, 17th July to Sunday, 19th July 2020.

For more information and to reserve your place, contact The Field Studies Centre 01639 895636

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